What the future holds for China

2016-04-01 06:00

What did China’s policymakers do to get the world’s second-largest economy into a mess? What are they doing to save their currency? We look at the consequences for the world at large.

China drops one child policy

2015-10-30 12:13

A relief to couples wanting a second child.

We can learn a lot from China – Ramaphosa

2015-08-12 19:31

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South Africans not to scoff at the government’s close relationship with China because China was bound to be the biggest economy in the world and South Africa wanted to learn from the best.

Subway is apparently selling expired food in Shanghai, China

2014-12-29 09:59

Subway is the latest fast-food chain to be hit by a food scandal after claims emerged that workers in China changed expiry dates on meat, drink and vegetable produce.

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 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.

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.


Chinese, S Korean leaders discuss N Korea

2015-10-31 20:16

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang have discussed North Korea and trade ties in Seoul.

China’s economic slowdown threatens African progress

2015-10-27 07:51

China's economy has continued to slow despite efforts by its leaders to give it a boost, which is very bad news for an increasingly dependent Africa, says Robert Rotberg.

Beijing rebukes US over islands row

2015-05-16 12:39

China's foreign minister has told the US that Beijing is "unshakeable" in its defence of sovereignty, as tensions between the powers mount over Chinese island-building.

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.

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

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.

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.

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