Donald Trump picks Twitter fight with China

2016-12-05 11:09

US president-elect Donald Trump has fired a Twitter broadside at China, accusing the Asian giant of currency manipulation and military expansionism in the South China Sea.

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

2016-12-03 21:14

President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak to Taiwan's leader by phone.

Coal mine explosion in northern China kills 17

2016-12-03 17:02

Ten miners are still trapped after a blast in China's Inner Mongolia region killed 17 people while they were working underground.

China court clears man 21 years after his execution

2016-12-02 19:38

China's supreme court has ruled that a young man executed 21 years ago for rape and murder had been innocent.

Don't sleep on it, going to bed mad makes it worse

2016-11-29 22:23

A good night's sleep may reinforce negative memories in the brain, researchers have said, lending scientific credence to the time-worn caution against going to bed angry.

China to prepare overseas dealmaking curbs

2016-11-28 10:00

China has plans to implement sweeping curbs on overseas dealmaking by the nation’s companies, as a record outbound acquisition spree puts pressure on its currency.

China detains editor of human rights website for subversion

2016-11-25 22:23

An announcement on a Chinese human rights monitoring website says the site's editor has been detained on suspicion of subverting state power.

Construction site collapse kills at least 40 in China

2016-11-24 06:51

At least 40 people have been killed and others are reportedly trapped in a scaffolding collapse at a construction site in eastern China.

Fatal pile-up on Chinese motorway

2016-11-22 20:09

A huge pile-up on a Chinese motorway killed at least 17 people when a total of 56 vehicles crashed into each other in winter weather.

SA, China strengthen ties as leaders meet

2016-11-22 18:05

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has met his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao to renew and sign several agreements between the two countries, say reports.


Trump's call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing

2016-12-04 14:07

Donald Trump's 10-minute phone call with Taiwan's president has raised the hopes of some Taiwanese that the United States will work more forcefully with the island, but it also inflamed the complex relationships between America, China and Taiwan

21 Chinese miners dead after being trapped for 4 days

2016-12-03 19:01

Twenty-one Chinese miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion hit their unlicensed coal mine have been confirmed dead, and four people have been arrested in connection with the disaster.

Trump upsets China by speaking directly with Taiwan leader

2016-12-03 10:43

In a break with decades-long diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China and looked set to cast uncertainty over US policy toward Asia.

At least 18 killed after bus plunges into lake in China

2016-12-02 08:32

Chinese authorities say 18 people have died and two more are in hospital after a passenger bus plunged into a lake in the central province of Hubei.

China cites 'The art of War' as Trump signals trade battle

2016-11-28 11:52

There’s a Chinese saying that stems from the philosophy in Sun Tzu’s ancient text “The Art of War”: You can kill 1 000 enemies, but you would also lose 800 soldiers.

Strong earthquake in remote far-western China kills 1

2016-11-26 07:11

A strong earthquake in a remote area of China's extreme west has killed at least one villager after a home collapsed

At least 67 now reported dead in China scaffolding collapse

2016-11-24 14:47

State media say the death toll from the collapse of scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China has jumped to 67, with two other workers injured and one more missing

Dalai Lama has 'no worries' about Trump's election

2016-11-23 07:56

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says he has "no worries" about Donald Trump's election as US president and expects the businessman will align his policies with global realities.

Ramphosa: SA's partnership with China is special

2016-11-22 18:34

The SA government values the comprehensive strategic partnership it has with China, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Disney adding ’Frozen’ in $1.4bn Hong Kong expansion

2016-11-22 11:30

Walt Disney is embarking on a $1.4bn expansion of its Hong Kong Disneyland resort, with features that include the first "Frozen" and Marvel-themed lands.

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