Crazy pictures of China's "Giraffe Boy"

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A 15 year old Chinese boy has been found to have 3 extra vertebrae in his neck, earning him the unusual moniker.

Mugabe: 'Friendly' China vows to help Zimbabwe

2014-08-31 17:36

President Robert Mugabe, returning from a state visit to China, says Beijing has pledged to assist Zimbabwe's ailing economy "to the best of its ability".

Crazy pictures of China's "Giraffe Boy"

2014-08-30 05:00

A 15 year old Chinese boy has been found to have 3 extra vertebrae in his neck, earning him the unusual moniker.

Crazy pictures of China's "Giraffe Boy"

2014-08-29 15:13

A 15 year old Chinese boy has been found to have 3 extra vertebrae in his neck, earning him the unusual moniker.

Can China save Mugabe?

2014-08-29 10:26

Even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue Zimbabwe's sinking economy, as President Robert Mugabe turns to 'old friend' China after being snubbed by the US.

Mugabe a true son of Africa – diplomats

2014-08-27 12:42

African diplomats in China have reportedly hailed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a true son of Africa, during his week-long visit to that country.

Cooking linked to high blood pressure in China

2014-08-26 16:07

Women in China who are exposed to pollution from cookstoves and highways face a greater risk of high blood pressure, researchers say.

China's Xi hails Mugabe as renowned leader

2014-08-25 23:12

China’s president Xi Jinping has hailed Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe – a pariah in the West – as a renowned African liberation leader and an "old friend" of the Chinese people.

Zim seeks China's aid as Mugabe meets Xi

2014-08-25 16:31

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, hoping the economic giant can help the African nation's ailing economy.

Chinese teen ‘masterminded’ killing of imam

2014-08-25 13:09

Chinese police have concluded that an 18-year-old, who was influenced by religious extremism, is the mastermind behind the murder of an imam in China's Xinjiang region.

Heinz recall highlights source tracking

2014-08-25 10:19

The entanglement of Heinz in China's latest food scare highlights a key concern - how to keep track of ingredients from diverse sources.

China seeks private investment for railways

2014-08-24 12:45

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged the heavily scrutinised railway sector to seek more private investment and rely less on state support.

China retailers offers baby milk insurance

2014-08-22 15:15

A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting concerns in addressing food safety in the country.

In rare move, Chinese man acquitted of murder

2014-08-22 10:43

A Chinese court has acquitted a death-row inmate convicted of murder in a sign that the country’s heavily controlled judiciary system has become more cautious in cases involving death sentences.

China presses South Sudan over new violence

2014-08-20 12:39

China's foreign minister has pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the state, demanding an immediate ceasefire and dialogue in the country which is reliant on Chinese investment.

New Zealand bans shark finning

2014-08-20 10:33

New Zealand is banning the practice of shark finning, a move the Pew Charitable Trusts says is welcome and will bring the country in line with other developed nations.

Foreign direct investment in China falls

2014-08-18 18:15

China has recorded a drop in foreign direct investment, but the state says there was no link between the dip and measures against alleged retailers of imports.

Volvo makes eyes at Chinese rich

2014-08-18 10:30

With headlights shaped like Thor's hammer and space for a humidity-controlled cigar case, Volvo's new cars are sporting luxury features.

China fishes for growth with massive aquarium

2014-08-18 08:09

The world's largest aquarium, in China is being promoted as a testing ground for reforms aimed at encouraging domestic consumption as the driver of economic growth.

China to issue new property rules

2014-08-15 16:30

China has published a draft of long-awaited property registration rules, a move expected to stabilise the real-estate market and help crack down on corruption.

9 workers rescued from trapped China mine

2014-08-15 11:58

Rescuers have pulled out nine of 25 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine in north-eastern Heilongjiang province in China, a report says.

Rich Chinese eyes property in Australia

2014-08-14 15:45

More wealthy Chinese are moving their money out of China to invest in Australia's property market amid a corruption crackdown.

Chinese police open fire on Tibetan protesters

2014-08-14 10:08

Chinese police have opened fire on Tibetan demonstrators in southwestern China, wounding 10 people, after the Tibetans protested against the detention of a respected village leader.

China's economic data points to further softness

2014-08-13 14:30

China's economy has shown further signs of softening in July despite a burst of government stimulus measures, suggesting more policy support may be needed.


Asia up, Wall Street reaches higher

2014-09-01 07:54

Asian markets edged up after a record close on Wall Street at the end of last week, while data indicating Chinese sluggishness could prompt stimulus from Beijing.

Russia selling arms to China: So what?

2014-08-31 09:14

Apparently the two parties are close to signing a deal that will bring much needed capital to Moscow and needed deterrent military assets to Beijing, writes Dr Siphamandla Zondi.

Uganda oil bonanza growing

2014-08-29 22:29

Uganda's estimated oil reserves have almost doubled to more than 6.5 billion barrels based on new estimates.

Scandal: A panda that faked her pregnancy

2014-08-29 14:04

Faking ones pregnancy could easily be described on a soap opera or some cheesy movie. But a giant panda at the Chengdu Giant Panda in China faked her own pregnancy to get special treatment.

Rescuers seek survivors of China landslide

2014-08-29 10:04

Hundreds of rescuers are hunting for survivors of a massive landslide in southwestern China that killed at least 14 people.

China to investigate Microsoft IE, media player

2014-08-27 11:10

The Chinese government agency investigating Microsoft has said the probe includes the way the US technology giant distributes its media player and browser.

Tycoon apologises for calling Chinese 'mongrels'

2014-08-26 08:00

Australian tycoon Clive Palmer has apologised for calling the Chinese government 'mongrels' who 'shoot their own people' after a fierce backlash in Beijing and from Canberra.

China's Xi hails Mugabe as renowned leader

2014-08-25 19:56

China's President Xi Jinping has praised Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe an "old friend", as he seeks more investment in his nation's stagnant economy.

China's BOC orders Boeings worth $8.8bn

2014-08-25 13:19

Aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation has ordered planes worth a total of $8.8bn at list prices, to meet expanding client needs as travel booms in Asia.

Malaysian minister heads to Aus for MH370 meeting

2014-08-25 11:54

Malaysian transport minister has left for Australia to discuss the ongoing search for missing flight MH370 with his Australian and Chinese counterparts.

China to rattle Microsoft, Google and Apple

2014-08-24 14:45

China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft, Google and Apple, a report says.

China executes Tiananmen Square attackers

2014-08-24 09:46

China has executed eight people for "terrorist attacks", including three it described as "masterminding" a suicide car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 2013, state media has announced.

Could shale revive China's flagging oil fields?

2014-08-22 12:00

There is no doubting the immense achievement that the Daqing oil fields represented, the first fields developed entirely with Chinese expertise.

How to greet people when travelling abroad

2014-08-20 15:54

Travelling to a different country soon, but not quite sure how to say ‘howzit’ to potential new foreign friends? Here’s your guide.

French cognac sales low as China exports drop

2014-08-20 11:30

Worldwide sales of cognac have fallen in 2013 to 2014 largely due to a drop in exports to China.

Octopus inspires new camouflage material

2014-08-19 22:49

The octopus's ability to camouflage itself has inspired a new kind of thin, flexible fabric that can automatically match patterns, US researchers said Tuesday.

China lead contamination scare hits Heinz

2014-08-19 09:48

US foodmaker HJ Heinz has recalled some infant food products in China after a report that they contained excessive levels of lead.

Heinz recalls batches of infant food in China

2014-08-18 16:45

Ketchup maker HJ Heinz has recalled some infant food in eastern China after it was found to contain lead in excess of the allowable limit.

Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

2014-08-18 09:44

Indian wildlife poachers have begun to think smaller. And activists say the country's lesser-known species are vanishing from the wild as a result.

Nigeria quits Youth Olympics over Ebola

2014-08-16 14:08

Nigeria has withdrawn from the Youth Olympics in the Chinese city of Nanjing, a report says, as four African nations battle the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in decades.

50 000 smart cars recalled in China

2014-08-15 14:00

A total of 50 144 Smart cars have been recalled in China due to a defective belt drive, Chinese authorities say.

Apple moves data storage onto Chinese soil

2014-08-15 11:34

Apple has begun storing personal data for some Chinese users on servers of China Telecom, the first time it has stored user data on mainland Chinese soil.

Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2 000 years

2014-08-14 12:45

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, has been warmer over the past 50 years than at any stage in the past two millennia, a Chinese newspaper says.

China urges public to walk, ride bikes

2014-08-13 21:26

China has issued a behavioural standards guide to combat pollution and reduce environmental damage.

‘Sky-rocketing’ tiger trade blamed on Asian wealth

2014-08-13 11:47

A leading conservationist warns that the illegal trade in tiger parts for medicinal purposes is increasing, despite improved efforts to save the world's largest cat.

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