Ancient spiky little sea 'monster' found

2015-06-30 20:07

More than half a billion years ago, a peculiar little creature with rows of spikes on its back and delicate, feather-like front limbs to strain bits of food from the water thrived in the primordial seas of what is now China.

Great Wall going, going

2015-06-29 21:52

Around a third of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities erode the UNESCO World Heritage site.

China's UN climate pledges expected

2015-06-29 14:16

China is expected to unveil its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, a report says, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Belgium and France ahead of a Paris climate summit.

Henk Potts: Companies need to play catch up – invest in technology

2015-06-26 16:07

Biznews’ Alec Hogg talks to Henk Potts, a member of the Barclays team in London.

Chinese who buy children to be prosecuted - report

2015-06-25 16:04

Buyers of abducted children in China will face criminal punishment under proposed laws that would remove an exemption from prosecution, reports say, as authorities clamp down on the flourishing child trafficking industry.

China reveals misuse of $2.7bn in lottery funds

2015-06-25 13:45

China has uncovered widespread misappropriation of $2.72bn of funds from its state lottery programme, underscoring the extent of official corruption.

18 die in terrorist attack near Chinese checkpoint

2015-06-24 14:00

At least 18 people have died in a bomb-and-knife attack by ethnic Uighurs on unarmed traffic police in China's troubled Xinjiang region, Radio Free Asia report.

China puts $6trn price tag on its climate plan

2015-06-24 08:47

It will cost China over $6trn to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it will lay out later this month in its strategy for United Nations climate negotiations.

China aims to challenge US air dominance

2015-06-23 13:16

China is mounting a serious effort to challenge US military superiority in air and space, forcing the Pentagon to seek new technologies and systems to stay ahead of its rapidly developing rival, an official says.

Protesters muzzled at Chinese dog meat festival

2015-06-22 12:39

Campaigners protesting China's annual dog meat festival, which sees thousands of canines butchered and eaten have been forcibly dispersed by unidentified men as they attempted to rally outside a government office.


Heavy rain in China kills 15, leaves 19 missing

2015-06-30 16:38

Four days of heavy rain have caused severe flooding in central China, killing at least 15 people and leaving 19 others missing.

Deslin Naidoo – Take a 20-year view when investing in Africa

2015-06-29 16:18

An analyst discusses long-term strategies and opportunities for investing in Africa, looking at sectors like mining and infrastructure.

Chinese mayor sacked after official dies from alcohol poisoning

2015-06-27 13:00

A mayor from China’s central Hunan province and other officials have been sacked or reprimanded after one of their colleagues died from excessive alcohol consumption at an extravagant business dinner, a provincial graft watchdog says.

China lending moves from quality to quanity

2015-06-26 10:00

China's decision to scrap limits on how much of their deposits banks can lend won't immediately revive its slowing economy, but may be celebrated by smaller banks.

US, China to co-operate on ocean preservation

2015-06-25 15:15

The US and China say they are stepping up co-operation on preserving the ocean and combating illegal fishing despite their differences on maritime security.

China to scrap constraint on bank lending

2015-06-25 09:45

China is to abolish a limit on the amount of loans banks can grant, a liberalising step for the heavily-regulated banking sector.

China displays latest set of panda twins

2015-06-24 10:46

China has put on display the latest twin pandas born through artificial insemination as part of efforts to boost the numbers of its unofficial national mascot.

China puts $6 trillion price tag on its climate plan

2015-06-24 08:00

It will cost China over $6.6 trillion to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it will lay out later this month in its strategy for United Nations climate negotiations, the country's lead negotiator for the talks says.

Philippines holds naval drills with US, Japan near disputed seas

2015-06-22 20:09

The Philippines are holding separate naval drills with two of the country’s top military allies, the United States and Japan, near the disputed South China Sea.

Typhoon to hit China's Hainan, seen easing drought

2015-06-22 11:12

The first typhoon of the year to hit China is expected to make landfall on or near the southern island of Hainan, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall, a report says.

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