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World’s biggest honey producing country is selling fake honey

2014-06-25 11:08

Chinese farmers have been caught producing counterfeit honey.

Indian cities have the dirtiest air in the world

2014-05-08 13:48

Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world's single biggest environmental health risk, and New Delhi has the dirtiest air in the world.

One&Only resorts expands to China

2014-04-03 15:04

Renowned One&Only Resorts is set to open its first ever resort in China, One&Only Sanya.

Chinese parents offer babies for adoption on internet

2014-03-31 11:02

In China, expectant couples, unwilling or unable to keep their children, go to the internet looking for adoptive parents rather than abort their babies or abandon them.

Dairy giant pleads guilty to food-safety violations

2014-03-13 16:04

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra pleads guilty to food-safety violations after botulism scare and faces a substantial fine.

Lax anti-smoking laws may kill 13 million Chinese

2014-02-19 14:38

By implementing already existing anti-smoking laws, China can prevent nearly 13 million tobacco-related deaths by 2050.

Bee sting therapy a buzz in China

2013-12-02 05:00

Patients in China are swarming to acupuncture clinics to receive bee stings to treat or ward off life-threatening illness, practitioners say.

Bee sting therapy a buzz in China

2013-08-14 11:49

Patients in China are swarming to acupuncture clinics to receive bee stings to treat or ward off life-threatening illness, practitioners say.

Bird flu able to spread among humans

2013-08-07 15:12

Chinese scientists have found strong evidence that a new bird flu strain is able to spread from person to person, but the virus does not transmit easily.

Breast milk now a delicacy in China

2013-07-16 12:09

Human breast milk now a delicacy to enhance the health of China's rich.

2 new diseases may spark global outbreaks

2013-05-14 08:18

One new disease related to Sars and one a possible new bird flu have the potential to spark global outbreaks, experts warn.

Nissan's youth-friendly concept

2013-04-24 13:51

Nissan has revealed its Friend-Me concept, said to appeal to a specific market with a very different automotive outlook.

Automakers eye hot China sales

2013-04-22 11:29

Chinese and foreign automakers have flocked to exhibit their products at the 2013 Shanghai auto show to take advantage of China's booming vehicle sales.

'What we've done with car hurt us'

2013-04-12 10:05

McLaren's Jenson Button reckons his team can make up lost ground because its cars have more development potential than their rivals.

China GP: Things get personal

2013-04-10 08:13

The Chinese GP will see different kinds of rivalry, this time between team mates instead of rival teams.

Heroic bus driver avoids death

2013-03-28 07:58

Bus drivers are often scorned because of their driving habits but this one's been hailed a hero for avoiding a fatal accident when a lamp pole smashed through his windscreen. VIDEO!

New car? Do a deal at 36 000ft

2013-03-12 09:51

Shopping for those last-minute gifts from the duty-free trolley on a plane is one thing but now you can use the in-flight service to buy a car.

Qoros' GQ3 for younger crowd

2012-12-24 11:14

Qoros, the new kid on the Chinese block, has revealed its GQ3 - a car aimed at young, aspirational customers.

VW to keep Chinese connection

2012-11-29 13:28

German car maker VW AG has agreed to extend a joint venture with China's FAW Group to expand production in the world's largest auto market.

Hyundai set for 4.3m model record

2012-10-26 09:19

Hyundai posted higher-than-expected profits, exceeding analysts' expectations, despite the global economic downturn.

Premier warns of economic slowdown

2012-07-08 14:07

Premier Wen Jiabao says China's economy faces huge pressure to slow further despite stimulus measures.

China exports up in May

2012-06-10 16:15

China's exports shot up 15.3% year-on-year in May, a significant increase after a lacklustre performance the previous month.

Asia takes most of SA's coal in March

2012-04-10 16:47

Exporters say most of the coal sold out of South Africa in March was to Asian countries.

Chinese manufacturing picks up in March

2012-04-01 10:30

China's manufacturing activity rose more than expected in March, shows official data.

 

Dramatic increase in heart attacks in China

2014-06-24 11:42

Over the last 10 years hospitalisation for heart disease has shown an enormous increase in China.

Beijing smog 'buries' marriage

2014-05-02 11:57

A Beijing man wants a divorce because the city's smog problem forced his wife to take their son away to a tropical island.

Chinese parents offer babies for adoption on internet

2014-03-31 14:35

In China, expectant couples, unwilling or unable to keep their children, go to the internet looking for adoptive parents rather than abort their babies or abandon them.

Ever more high-polluting industries in China

2014-03-26 12:28

China has long struggled to strike a balance between protecting the environment and keeping up economic growth, resulting in steadily worsening air quality.

Bizarre: missing Malaysia Airlines passengers' phones ring, but no one answers

2014-03-10 15:07
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According to Chinese media, 19 families have signed a joint statement saying that their family members' cell phones connected, but the calls hung up.

China halts poultry trading after new H7N9 cases

2014-01-28 11:38

Authorities in eastern China announced a ban on live poultry sales following an increase in the number of people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu.

China's HIV policies condemned

2013-10-17 13:51

China plans to ban HIV-positive people from spas, hot springs and public bathhouses, provoking condemnation and outrage from various groups.

Mead Johnson settles over baby formula probe

2013-08-07 15:27

Mead Johnson Nutrition said it will pay a penalty of about $33 million related to a probe by China into anti-competitive behaviour.

Africa wants jobs from China

2013-07-22 07:55

China has brought cheap consumer goods, roads and schools to many parts of Africa, but the continent's leaders are increasingly pushing for it to provide jobs.

Deadly H7N9 bird flu still a threat

2013-06-25 09:22

A new and deadly strain of bird flu that emerged in China, but seems to have petered out, could reappear. Scientists warn against complacency.

World not ready for mass flu outbreak

2013-05-22 08:13

The world is unprepared for a massive virus outbreak, the World Health Organization warns amid fears that H7N9 bird flu striking China could morph into a form that spreads easily among people.

New bird flu 'lethal'

2013-04-24 15:18

International experts say the H7N9 bird flu virus is "one of the most lethal influenza viruses" seen so far and conclude the likely source of infection is poultry.

Nissan's youth-friendly concept

2013-04-22 21:22

Nissan has revealed its Friend-Me concept, said to appeal to a specific market with a very different automotive outlook.

2013 Chinese GP: Practice 2

2013-04-12 10:34

Ferrari's Felipe Massa has again trumped team mate Fernando Alonso and Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen - this time in second practice for the 2013 Chinese F1 GP.

Baby formula black market

2013-04-12 09:39

Demand for uncontaminated formula in China creates black market.

Williams targets Spanish GP

2013-04-09 08:20

Former World champion team Williams has targeted May's Spanish F1 GP for "a significant step forward" with its cars.

Volkswagen shamed in China

2013-03-17 07:56

Chinese TV show "3:15" called for a recall of Volkswagen's direct shift gearbox (DSG) in its annual corporate malpractice exposé.

Chery on top - aiming higher

2013-02-21 10:50

Chery will start restructuring of its brand through 2013, hoping to improve efficiencies and competitiveness.

China: Are there no Samaritans?

2012-12-14 12:10

Video of another Chinese child being run over has shocked the world. WARNING: The video content used in this story is of a graphic nature and may upset sensitive users.

Parking slot sold for R1.4m

2012-11-27 09:41

A single parking bay has sold for the equivalent of R1.4-million as Hong Kong investors seek new ways to make money from sky-high buildings with sky-high prices.

Export boost for Volkswagen SA

2012-07-25 16:03

Volkswagen South Africa’s Engine plant in Uitenhage is again operating at full capacity after receiving an additional export order from China.

App startup magnet

2012-06-11 11:30

China's dynamic app industry is luring foreigners.

IDC in talks with China over loan

2012-04-20 13:11

The Industrial Development Corporation says it is in discussions with China over funding for SA infrastructure and health projects.

China insurer to stop Iranian tanker cover

2012-04-05 11:11

A key Chinese ship insurer will halt cover for tankers carrying Iranian oil from July, dealing a blow against Tehran's main export.

China’s Wen pledges reform push

2012-03-14 11:48

Outgoing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says economic and political reforms will be stepped up to spread wealth and boost growth.

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