Former presidential aide to face trial in China

2015-07-21 12:22

A former presidential aide has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and arrested for suspected bribery and other offences, a report says.

SA gears up for historic Brics summit

2013-02-18 20:02

Preparations for the first Brics summit on African soil, hosted by South Africa in March, are at an advanced stage, says Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Xi warns of unrest if graft not tackled

2012-11-19 10:01

If corruption is allowed to run wild in China then the ruling Communist Party risks major unrest and the collapse of its rule, state media has quoted Communist Party chief Xi Jinping as saying.

China's Communist Party congress closes

2012-11-14 09:02

China's ruling Communist Party has closed a pivotal congress that has approved a new leadership committee, putting Vice President Xi Jinping on course to take power in a landmark transition.

China: Hu warns of corruption at congress

2012-11-08 08:10

Outgoing Chinese President Hu Jintao has warned that corruption threatens the ruling Communist Party and the state, but says the party must stay in charge as it battles growing social unrest.

World celebrates Obama's re-election

2012-11-07 11:09

From his old school in Indonesia to a Japanese beach town that happens to share his name, people around the world are cheering US President Barack Obama's re-election.

Chinese censors block New York Times

2012-10-26 10:02

Chinese censors have blocked online searches related to the New York Times as well as the newspaper's websites after it published an investigation on the wealth of the Chinese premier's family.

China: Disgraced Bo expelled from party

2012-09-28 14:02

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and will face corruption and other criminal charges, the latest step in a scandal that has overshadowed a political transition now set to take place in early November.

No breakthrough for Clinton in China

2012-09-05 10:02

Talks between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chinese leaders have failed to narrow gaps on how to end the crisis in Syria and how to resolve Beijing's territorial disputes.

China, wary of Arab Spring, hosts Morsi

2012-08-29 09:06

Egypt's newly elected president has met with China's future leader on a visit that seeks to deepen ties despite Beijing's uneasiness with the Arab Spring revolution that helped bring him to power.


Huawei denounces US spying activities

2014-03-23 14:00

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has condemned alleged US National Security Agency infiltration and spying on its corporate network revealed by a German magazine.

China frees jailed opponent of Bo Xilai

2012-11-20 15:22

A Chinese official sentenced without trial to hard labour for opposing the Maoist revival policies of disgraced politician Bo Xilai has been freed and is seeking compensation, says his lawyer.

China Communist Party unveils new leaders

2012-11-15 08:27

China's ruling Communist Party has unveiled its new leadership line-up with Vice President Xi Jinping taking over from outgoing President Hu Jintao as party chief.

How China's leadership is selected

2012-11-08 09:29

China's communist elite are meeting to install a new generation of leaders in a process that is part public show and part backroom politicking.

World leaders hail Obama victory

2012-11-07 13:11

World leaders have hailed President Barack Obama's sweeping re-election, with allies pledging to deepen co-operation with the United States.

China contemplates new leaders

2012-11-06 13:38

The heirs of Mao Zedong convene this week to anoint China's next leaders, as the Communist Party maintains an iron grip on the economic powerhouse despite mounting calls for change.

China clears way for Bo prosecution

2012-10-26 07:51

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been expelled from the country’s parliament and stripped of his legal immunity, clearing the way from his prosecution, a report says.

China's 'absent' VP cited in state media

2012-09-13 09:00

China has issued its first public communication from president-in-waiting Xi Jinping since his unexplained disappearance from the public eye ignited rumours over his health.

China: Official sidelined over car crash

2012-09-03 14:01

China's leadership transition has been hit by reports of fresh scandal, with a senior official being demoted after sources said the ally's son was involved in a crash involving a sports car.

China censors coverage of Beijing floods

2012-07-24 16:56

Beijing authorities have reportedly ordered Chinese media to stick to positive news about recent floods, after the death of at least 37 people sparked criticism of the government.

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