Chinese officials call attention to baby, gender imbalances

2015-01-29 09:35

An official in China’s biggest city is calling on families to have more children as far fewer people than expected take advantage of a rule change that lets more households bear a second child.

Truck laden with cats seized in China

2015-01-28 08:33

Police in Hanoi have seized a truck carrying over a ton of cats smuggled from China to sell to restaurants in northern Vietnam, authorities say.

Mongol man hangs himself in protest

2015-01-27 07:38

A Mongol herder has hanged himself from the gate of a Chinese government building in protest at land seizures in the latest instance of unrest in Inner Mongolia.

China imports Japan rice amid safety concerns

2015-01-26 17:00

Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods at a high price, as they fear that local alternatives are not safe.

China turns to Japan for safer ‘luxury’ rice

2015-01-26 11:45

Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury-good prices because they fear the local alternatives aren't safe.

Clinic mum over 'gay conversion' therapy

2015-01-26 05:30

A psychological clinic has remained silent after being ordered to compensate a homosexual man for administering electric shocks to make him heterosexual.

China's smoggy capital to close 300 companies

2015-01-23 14:31

Beijing plans to shut 300 companies this year to help reduce choking air pollution in the Chinese capital, the official Xinhua news agency says.

Bulgarian customs seize 2 million baby eels

2015-01-23 13:31

Bulgarian customs officials say that had seized two million endangered European baby eels stashed in containers.

Spain bank BBVA sells stake in China's CNCB

2015-01-23 13:29

Spanish banking giant BBVA says it will sell half of its stake in Chinese lender CNCB for $1.64bn to strengthen its capital base.

China factory growth stalls

2015-01-23 10:15

China's manufacturing growth has stalled for the second straight month in January and companies have had to cut prices at a faster clip to win new business.

Chinese ask Kenya to extradite 76

2015-01-22 18:38

Kenya is considering a request from Beijing to extradite 76 Chinese nationals charged with cyber crime for trial in their homeland.

Fear of deflation grips China's economy

2015-01-22 13:00

China's economy is growing at its lowest in nearly of a century, risks of deflation are growing just as a slump in oil prices raises similar fears in Europe.

China pumps cash into banks in bid for growth

2015-01-21 17:30

China's central bank has bolstered support for the cooling Chinese economy by injecting another 50bn yuan worth of short-term loans into banks.

Australian wine exports rebound on China trend

2015-01-21 10:19

Australian wine exports to China have rebounded last year as sales of cheaper wines gained traction, bucking a regional shift towards high-end tipples.

Debt burden slows down China 2014 growth

2015-01-20 13:30

China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 24 years in 2014 as property prices cooled, and as companies and local governments struggled under heavy debt burdens.

China seen posting weak annual growth

2015-01-20 10:30

China is likely to post its weakest growth since the global financial crisis in the fourth quarter as its property market cooled.

Chronic disease deaths hit China economy - WHO

2015-01-19 15:30

Over 3 million Chinese die prematurely each year of chronic non-communicable diseases which is a blow to productivity, the World Health Organisation says.

China's graft-busters target parastatals

2015-01-19 13:30

China's anti-corruption watchdog has stepped up inspections of state-run fconglomerates, as Beijing prepares to implement ambitious reforms.

China new home prices slip

2015-01-18 18:00

China's new home prices have fallen significantly in December for a fourth straight month even as year-end sales volumes have surged.

2 die of bird flu in China

2015-01-17 14:29

Two people have died of the H7N9 strain of avian flu in China's eastern province of Fujian, state media say, quoting local health officials.

21 confirmed dead after tugboat sinks in China

2015-01-17 11:31

Twenty-one people have been confirmed dead after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China's longest river, state media report.

China plans to screen unruly tourist behaviour

2015-01-16 18:00

China has started work on a national database to help rein in some of its unruly sightseers and monitor the behaviour of habitual offenders, says state media.

Top Chinese spymaster probed for graft

2015-01-16 12:22

China’s ruling Communist Party has put the deputy chief of the country’s top intelligence agency under investigation, it says, the latest high-ranking figure probed in a much-publicised corruption crackdown.

104 000 new HIV/Aids cases in China

2015-01-16 09:31

China has diagnosed a staggering 104 000 new cases of HIV/Aids in 2014, but hundreds of thousands more are thought to be undiagnosed.

China diagnosed 104 000 new HIV/Aids cases

2015-01-16 08:35

China has diagnosed a staggering 104 000 new cases of HIV/Aids in 2014, an increase of 14% compared to 2013.


Tibetan communists punished for helping Dalai Lama

2015-01-28 14:54

A Chinese Communist Party agency says investigators have found that 15 officials in Tibet provided intelligence to the Dalai Lama and participated in activities deemed harmful to China's security.

AU, China agree big infrastructure deal

2015-01-27 22:23

China and the African Union have agreed an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across the continent.

Hong Kong police still hunting diamond heist teen

2015-01-26 17:51

Hong Kong police are on the hunt for a teenage girl who is said to have made off with a multimillion-dollar diamond necklace over the weekend.

China hospital staff demand better security

2015-01-26 13:07

Hospital staff have demonstrated in China to demand better protection after a doctor and a patient were killed in a fight, a report says.

China blocks VPNs amid internet crackdown

2015-01-26 07:59

China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information.

Chinese become targets in DRC anti-govt riots

2015-01-25 14:06

Clashes between DRC police and political protesters that left at least 40 people dead last week have also revealed the level of hostility towards the Chinese in the capital Kinshasa.

Phony Chinese bank cheats clients out of $32m

2015-01-23 14:00

Five arrested in connection with phony Chinese bank that cheated depositors out of $32 million

10 feared dead after Chinese boat sinks

2015-01-23 13:30

Ten people have been feared dead after a Chinese fishing boat sank in international waters near the South Korean resort island of Jeju, officials say.

Namibia denies China plans for naval base

2015-01-23 11:45

The Namibian government has dismissed as fabricated local media reports that China is planning to construct a naval base along Namibia's coast.

China planning Namibia navy base?

2015-01-22 21:40

The Namibian government has dismissed as fabricated local media reports that China is planning to construct a naval base along Namibia's coast.

US duties on solar products will cause 'serious harm': China

2015-01-22 17:27

A US trade panel's move to impose import duties on solar products made in China and Taiwan will cause "serious harm", Beijing said Thursday, warning of the decision's global repercussions.

Chinese banks pile up risk through loans

2015-01-22 12:00

Chinese banks have been scrambling to meet capital adequacy rules in order to meet lending requirements, which require more funds for provisions.

US, not China, must write trade rules: Obama

2015-01-21 12:00

President Barack Obama says the United States must write trade rules for Asia and called on Congress to give the White House a freer hand to close trade deals.

4 Shanghai officials sacked after New Year stampede

2015-01-21 08:26

Shanghai has sacked four top district officials for insufficient preparation and response to the New Year's Eve stampede that killed 36 people, the city government has announced.

Pope Francis will meet the Dalai Lama soon

2015-01-20 10:44

Pope Francis has left the door open to a meeting with the Dalai Lama, denying that he refused to receive the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader over fears of upsetting China.

Tencent apologises for 'civil rights' blunder

2015-01-19 15:54

The Chinese internet heavyweight has apologised for rewarding WeChat app users who sent a message with the English phrase 'civil rights' with a screen full of US flags.

China hopes for Sri Lanka co-operation

2015-01-19 14:00

China says it hopes for continued "co-operation" with Sri Lanka despite a pledge by the new government in Colombo to review Chinese infrastructure projects.

China Dec new home prices slip

2015-01-19 10:30

China's new home prices have fallen significantly in December for a fourth straight month even as year-end sales volumes surged.

Sri Lanka reviews China projects

2015-01-18 13:15

Sri Lanka's new government will review Chinese projects awarded under the previous administration, a move bound to please Indian and Western powers.

Chinese peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan

2015-01-17 11:34

An advanced party of Chinese peacekeepers is in South Sudan and the rest of the 700-strong contingent is due to arrive by early April, a UN official says, part of a surge in a UN mission to protect civilians.

China diagnosed 104 000 new HIV/Aids cases

2015-01-17 05:00

China has diagnosed a staggering 104 000 new cases of HIV/Aids in 2014, an increase of 14% compared to 2013.

Search for 22 missing after boat sinks in China

2015-01-16 13:02

Rescuers have cut through the bottom of an upended tugboat to free a Chinese interpreter and searched for 22 more missing people, including eight foreigners, after the vessel capsized in the Yangtze River.

Smog lifts over Beijing

2015-01-16 10:18

Residents in Beijing are breathing more freely as the worst smog of the winter was lifted by overnight wind and rain.

China diagnoses a stagering 104 000 new cases of HIV/Aids

2015-01-16 09:22

In 2014, China diagnosed 104 000 new cases of HIV/Aids, a 14% increase compared to 2013.

Pollution soars in Beijing amid winter smog

2015-01-15 14:52

Pollution levels have soared in Beijing to readings more than 20 times WHO recommended limits, as an annual bout of intense smog returned to haunt the Chinese capital.

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