Xi had early knowledge of coronavirus severity, speech shows

2020-02-17 10:10

As new cases drop for third day, speech shows leadership knew virus's potential severity weeks before telling public.

Putin, Xi launch 'historic' Russia-China gas pipeline

2019-12-02 18:11

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday launched the first gas pipeline linking the two countries.

Rand at mercy of trade talks, but exports should endure - analysts

2019-08-06 21:01

Fears of a worsening trade war between economic superpowers the United States of America and China over tariffs may have only a negligible impact on SA, according to Efficient Group economist Francois Stofberg.

Xi hails important progress, says trade talks to resume in US

2019-02-15 15:22

President Xi Jinping says US-China trade talks would continue next week in Washington, as the two sides race to reach a deal that would avert a tariff increase on Chinese goods.

India's Modi arrives in Uganda in trip focusing on trade

2018-07-25 10:13

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Uganda, the second stop in his tour of Africa ahead of this week's summit of the BRICS emerging economies.

US-China trade war could bring opportunities for SA down the line - analyst

2018-06-21 18:38

While escalating trade tension between the United States and China is bound to negatively impact emerging markets, there are also 'significant' long-term opportunities once the political tide turns, says Old Mutua's Siboniso Nxumalo.

China to enshrine Xi's name in state constitution

2018-01-20 15:15

China's Communist Party has proposed to engrave Chinese President Xi Jinping's guiding philosophy in the country's constitution.

China's military pact with North Korea looks shaky

2017-05-03 21:17

North Korea's missile launches and the prospect of a possible sixth nuclear test are putting Beijing in a tight spot as it already faces US pressure to slash economic ties.

Taiwan opposition party leader to meet China's president

2016-11-01 15:05

The chairperson of Taiwan's main opposition Nationalist Party will be meeting with Chinese president and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as part of a continuing dialogue between the former bitter foes.

China seeks 'new chapter' with Iran after sanctions lifted

2016-01-23 14:22

Chinese President Xi Jinping, visiting Iran just days after the lifting of international sanctions under a historic nuclear deal, says he hopes for a "new chapter" in relations.


Xi says China fighting 'demon' virus as contagion spreads abroad

2020-01-28 15:57

President Xi Jinping says China is in a struggle against a "demon" epidemic, as the death toll from the new SARS-like virus soared to 106 and the first cases of human-to-human contagion were detected abroad.

Xi voices 'high degree of trust' in Hong Kong leader over unrest

2019-11-05 13:04

Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed a "high degree of trust" in Hong Kong's unpopular leader Carrie Lam as the two met after months of increasingly violent protests.

China says trade war 'has not made America great again'

2019-06-02 17:05

Washington's escalating trade war with Beijing has not "made America great again" and has instead damaged the American economy, China said on Sunday, stressing that while it wants resolution through talks there will be no compromise on core principles.

Behind the scenes diplomatic wrangling with Putin and Modi threatens to derail Brics summit

2018-07-26 15:48

Behind-the-scenes diplomatic wrangling and last-minute programming issues has threatened to derail the three-day Brics summit, currently under way in Johannesburg.

China says US should curb its demand for opioids

2018-06-25 21:21

China says the US should do more to stem its own demand for synthetic drugs but pledged despite tensions to boost cooperation to stop the flow of opioids made in the Asian country.

China's Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

2018-06-11 07:22

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country's president following the US withdrawal from the pact.

North Korea's Kim wishes Xi 'great success'

2017-10-26 18:22

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has wished Xi Jinping "great success" in a congratulatory but comparatively restrained message after the Chinese president cemented his grip on power at a landmark Communist Party Congress.

A 48-team World Cup, but who can host it?

2017-01-12 11:06

FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams prompted one major question: who can host the global showpiece in its revamped format?

Xi's here to stay: China leader tipped to outstay term

2016-08-09 14:56

Already China's most powerful leader in decades, President Xi Jinping will probably seek to extend his term to more than 10 years, analysts have said, the first Communist Party chief to do so since Deng Xiaoping.

China pollution pledge hopes to soothe smog fears

2015-12-03 10:59

A Chinese pledge to upgrade the nation's coal-fired power plants to cut pollution is aimed mainly at soothing domestic fears over dangerous smog, rather than tackling climate change emissions, analysts say.

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