China reduces sentence of journalist to 5 years

2015-11-26 14:05

The lawyer for an imprisoned 71-year-old Chinese journalist says her sentence has been reduced to five years from seven following an appeal.

China has a new organic farming army

2015-11-25 18:56

Shi Yan's approach to organic farming is helping to break the country's 'addiction to pesticides'.

Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference

2015-11-25 13:17

China has announced that President Xi Jinping will give a speech at the opening of a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Hague court begins South China Sea hearing

2015-11-24 22:28

An international tribunal has began hearing a case brought by the Philippines over disputed islands in the South China Sea, in an increasingly bitter row with China.

China banks pay most for state funds before IPOs

2015-11-24 12:38

Chinese lenders’ cost of borrowing from the central bank has risen to the highest since July as they competed for cash before a resumption in new share sales.

Giant pandas to remain in Washington to 2020

2015-11-20 13:10

Just three months after the National Zoo in Washington announced the birth of a giant panda, it had more good news: pandas are there to stay until December 2020.

Emissions scandal: VW puts off China investment

2015-11-20 11:40

Volkswagen, tainted by an emissions scandal expected to cost it billions, said it had postponed a planned investment in China.

Kidnapped Chinese man says he was forced to kill woman

2015-11-19 12:54

A wealth Chinese businessman has told police that kidnappers forced him to kill a woman and then tried to blackmail him about it, officials and reports say.

36 confirmed dead in eastern China landslide

2015-11-19 11:31

The death toll from a landslide in eastern China's Zhejiang province rose to 36, with one still missing, state media report.

Chinese emissions to rise despite coal peak

2015-11-18 17:39

Obscured by polluted haze, workers are putting the finishing touches to towering smokestacks on a multi-billion-dollar coal-to-oil plant in China that will pump out vast amounts of carbon dioxide when in operation.


China wants our North West donkeys

2015-11-26 09:03

Many South Africans can’t really imagine donkeys as a source of meat. When they think of the animals, they see them as beasts of burden that pull carts and perhaps get whipped all day.

China to shake up military to have leaner army

2015-11-25 17:05

The top ranks of China's enormous military machine have been told to brace for reform orders aimed at streamlining the force.

China’s economic indicators flash a warning

2015-11-25 11:54

China’s economy is still showing a muted response to waves of monetary and fiscal easing as of the half-way mark for the last quarter of the year.

Almost all donated organs unused in China

2015-11-24 14:15

Almost all human organs donated for transplant in China go unused, state-run media said, after years of controversy about the use of body parts from executed prisoners.

Chinese journalist, 71, appeals 7 year jailing

2015-11-24 10:55

A 71-year-old Chinese journalist has appealed against her seven year jail sentence for “leaking state secrets”, a conviction condemned by free speech advocates worldwide.

China: 28 'terrorists' killed in Xinjiang operation

2015-11-20 12:15

Chinese security forces in the far western region of Xinjiang killed 28 'terrorists' from a group that carried out a deadly attack at a coal mine in September.

Chinese ship near Philippine-claimed island

2015-11-19 18:44

A Chinese coast guard ship sailed near a Philippine-occupied island in the disputed South China Sea and stayed in the waters for more than one week.

VW to delay China venture stake increase

2015-11-19 12:54

Volkswagen is delaying its plan to boost its stake in its joint venture with China Group after reviewing the investment in the wake of its emissions scandal.

ISIS says it executed two hostages

2015-11-18 22:45

The Islamic State has claimed it executed two captives, apparently a Chinese national and a Norwegian, but the claim could not be immediately verified by Norwegian authorities.

Protesters jostle with police, burn mock US flag in Philippines during Apec

2015-11-18 08:22

About 200 protesters trying to march on the venues for APEC meetings are blocked by riot police. Protesters jostled with police and burnt a mock US flag.

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