Banking tricks blunt China's lending drive

2014-11-28 14:59

China hopes the interest rate cut will increase lending into the economy to shore up flagging growth.

China hit by 2nd deadly mine blast in 2 days

2014-11-27 11:35

At least 11 people have been killed in the second deadly mine blast to hit China in two days, a report says, adding the cause of the blast in under investigation.

Nuclear: Govt concludes workshop

2014-11-26 18:56

A nuclear vendor workshop with China, France, South Korea, and the USA has been concluded, the energy department says.

5.8-magnitude quake hits China

2014-11-25 20:34

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan China's official Xinhua news agency is reporting.

Taiwan must lift bans, European firms

2014-11-25 16:08

Taiwan should lift the bans on certain products made in China, the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan says.

China considers tougher tobacco controls

2014-11-25 09:49

China, the world's biggest tobacco market, is considering a draft regulation that would ban indoor smoking, limit outdoor smoking and end tobacco advertising.

Hong Kong clears part of unruly protest site

2014-11-25 08:26

Authorities in Hong Kong have begun clearing away some barricades from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, a scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs.

Tibetan mega-dam begins operation

2014-11-24 08:50

China has begun generating electricity from Tibet's biggest ever hydropower project, the latest dam development on Himalayan rivers which has stoked fears in neighbouring India.

China prepared to cut rates again - sources

2014-11-23 15:24

China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, sources say.

Strong quake in west China kills 2, hurts 54

2014-11-23 10:00

A strong earthquake has struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials say.

China rate cut boosts miners

2014-11-21 17:02

Shares in mining companies have surged after China cut benchmark interest rates for the first time in over two years to tackle slower growth.

6 Chinese nurses stabbed to death

2014-11-20 13:25

Seven people, including six nurses, have been stabbed to death at a hospital dormitory in northern China, the official Xinhua news agency reports, in the latest in a string of attacks on medical workers.

China, Nigeria sign $12bn railway deal

2014-11-20 10:30

A state-owned Chinese company has signed a $12bn agreement to build a railway along Nigeria's coast that it billed as China's single largest overseas contract.

11 children die in 'overloaded' minivan in China

2014-11-19 19:46

Eleven Chinese children have been killed when an 'overloaded' minivan taking them to nursery collided with a lorry, the latest accident to fuel anger over crowded school buses.

China urges internet 'security' amid rights criticism

2014-11-19 11:11

A top Chinese official on Wednesday called for protecting internet "security" at a government-organised conference condemned by a human rights group as an attempt by Beijing to promote its online controls globally.

China needs to cap coal use by 2020

2014-11-18 14:17

China needs to hit its 'peak coal' use by 2020 if it is to fulfil its commitment to end growth in climate-warming carbon emissions by the end of the next decade, an government think tank says.

Xi commits to greater Antarctic ties with Australia

2014-11-18 11:51

China's President Xi Jinping has committed to greater Antarctic co-operation with Australia, while fulfilling a long-held dream to visit the nation's smallest state.

Hong Kong to evict some protesters

2014-11-18 06:18

Hong Kong police will move to evict some of the pro-democracy protesters who have been blocking main roads for more than seven weeks.

Buyers snap up Chinese stock as new link opens

2014-11-17 12:20

International buyers seized the chance to invest in mainland Chinese stocks when a link between stock exchanges in Shanghai and Hong Kong launched.

Three-year-old boy stabbed to death in China

2014-11-16 15:55

A three-year-old Chinese boy died and a girl was seriously injured when a knife-wielding woman attacked the children, the latest in a series of assaults against youngsters.

Anti-graft watchdog finds gold, cash in official's home

2014-11-14 13:18

China’s anti-graft watchdog has discovered 37kg of gold, documents for 68 houses and 120 million yuan in cash in the home of a Communist Party official who is being investigated for corruption, a report says.

Reptiles, whips banned as Brisbane preps for G-20

2014-11-14 11:40

This weekend, the subtropical Australian city of Brisbane will welcome leaders from the world's 20 largest economies along with thousands of delegates and journalists for a global summit.

Get that Obama or Putin look for $44

2014-11-13 14:10

Chinese traders are offering the chance to get that "world leader look" by selling copies of the garb worn by Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping at this week's APEC summit in Beijing.

Trapped miners confirmed dead in China

2014-11-12 18:15

Trapped miners have now been confirmed dead after the August mine explosion and collapse in China.

US China climate deal prods others to act

2014-11-12 13:10

A groundbreaking agreement struck by the US and China is putting the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.


No policy to ban Dalai Lama from SA - govt

2014-11-28 07:41

South Africa has no policy barring the Dalai Lama from entering the country, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has said ahead of President Jacob Zuma's state visit to China.

Anger as Beijing hike subway, bus fares

2014-11-27 09:51

Beijing is set to raise subway and bus fares in December in a drive to reduce price subsidies and curb congestion on the public transport system, says state media.

Coal mine fire kills at least 24 in China

2014-11-26 10:23

A fire at a Chinese coal mine has killed 24 workers, a report says, the latest fatal incident to hit the accident-prone industry.

Vietnam seizes 1 000 dead endangered sea turtles

2014-11-25 17:23

Vietnam's environmental police have seized a record haul of over 1 000 endangered sea turtles which were being prepared for illegal export to China, an official says.

China: Rich nations must do more at Lima climate meeting

2014-11-25 16:06

Developed countries must do more than their less wealthy counterparts to tackle climate change, the world's biggest polluter China says, reaffirming its longstanding position before a UN climate conference.

Chinese mom asked to return 1-child policy bonus

2014-11-25 09:24

Chinese authorities in the central province of Henan have asked a mother who applied for a permit to have a second child to return the bonuses out to her in recent years when she complied with China’s one-child policy.

Exploding excrement topples building in China

2014-11-24 15:29

A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, a report says.

JSE – Market awaits news on GDP formula

2014-11-24 06:00

The week ahead will see the release of some figures as well as the announcement of the GDP to be calculated according to a new and improved formula.

China rate cut knocks legs from under yuan

2014-11-23 12:45

China's surprise interest rate cut is another step toward softening the exchange rate, setting the yuan on course to end the year lower.

EU plan to fight Chinese exports dead - Italy

2014-11-21 17:20

A plan to fight unfair Chinese exports "is dead", Italy says, with the European Union split over how to deal with countries that dump goods in Europe.

China surprises with interest rate cut

2014-11-21 15:01

China has cut interest rates unexpectedly, stepping up efforts as it heads towards its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter of a century.

China to end state monopoly on salt

2014-11-20 11:39

China is to end a monopoly over the production and sale of table salt, dismantling a system that has been in place for more than two thousand years.

Signs of floor under China's property market

2014-11-20 10:10

Even as China's home prices have suffered their biggest annual fall in nearly four years, there are early indications the worst might have passed.

Risky rewards for China's investment push

2014-11-19 13:13

China's unstoppable economic rise is set to see it become a net global investor after decades of Western money flowing into the country.

China internet firms battle for foreign TV shows

2014-11-19 10:00

China's big internet-TV companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on foreign TV shows and films in a battle to attract users and advertisers.

China needs to cap coal use by 2020

2014-11-18 13:03

China needs to hit its "peak coal" use by 2020 if it is to fulfil its commitment to end growth in climate-warming carbon emissions by the end of the next decade.

Australian exports to China still face hurdles

2014-11-18 10:40

The reality of a trade deal signed with great fanfare between China and Australia is likely to be more sobering.

Okinawa vote a blow to Japan-US ties - analysts

2014-11-17 13:20

Voters in Okinawa have thrown a spanner in Japan's relations with the US after electing a governor who wants the American military to downsize its presence at a time of alarm over China’s territorial ambitions.

Chinese medics in Liberia to beef up Ebola fight

2014-11-17 08:38

A large team of Chinese health workers have arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being “extremely ill”.

China waives tax for foreign stock investors

2014-11-14 19:13

China's ministry of finance says it will waive a capital-gains tax for foreigners buying mainland Chinese stocks.

China must change economy to meet climate targets

2014-11-14 11:45

Chinese leaders have pledged for the first time to cap the country’s decades-long growth of greenhouse gas emissions.

Australia, China trade deal on the cards

2014-11-13 21:15

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Tasmania underscores Australia's push to ramp up agricultural exports, with the two countries set to sign a free trade agreement.

Scientists: US-China pact won't slow warming much

2014-11-13 08:22

Don't expect the landmark US-China climate change agreement to nudge the world's rising thermostat downward much on its own, scientists say.

Xi says US journalists to blame for visa denials

2014-11-12 14:01

Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested US news organisations had themselves to blame for Beijing not granting journalist visas, in response to a rare unscripted question from a foreign reporter.

Smashed Porsche dragged by truck

2014-11-12 10:35

Epic fail of the year? Watch as a driver and his Porsche are dragged behind a truck for 10km, the man unconscious at wheel after using some of his stash of illegal narcotics.

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