China moon mission's next task: Getting samples back to earth

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After becoming the first country in the world to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, China is planning four more missions to get samples back before studying the feasibility of a lunar research base.

The Year of the Pig will be a pig of a year for China's hogs

2019-01-12 08:00

It’s the time of year when Fu Haisheng should be thinking about restocking his herd of hogs.

China's Xi hopes US, N. Korea will 'meet halfway'

2019-01-11 07:16

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un firm backing in deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States, insisting the two sides should meet "halfway", state media said Thursday.

WATCH: Attacker hurts 20 children with hammer at Beijing school

2019-01-08 22:04

A hammer-wielding man wounded 20 children in an attack at an elementary school in Beijing with three suffering serious injuries, local authorities said.

US-China trade talks extend to Wednesday, Trump sees progress

2019-01-08 16:03

US-China trade talks in Beijing are progressing and will extend into Wednesday, an American negotiator said.

No more petrol power - one of China's major cities switches to electric taxis

2019-01-08 09:46

One of China's major cities has reached an environmental milestone - an almost all electric-powered taxi fleet.

US sees trade deal within reach as China dispatches top aide

2019-01-07 20:15

China's Vice Premier Liu He showed up to what were expected to be mid-level talks between US and Chinese officials, on Monday.

WATCH: Elon Musk says Tesla's Shanghai factory is 'groundbreaking'

2019-01-07 11:10

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the automaker is breaking ground for a Shanghai factory and will start production of its Model 3 by the end of the year.

Musk to break ground on Tesla China plant in uncertain times

2019-01-07 07:21

After four years of planning, Tesla is finally breaking ground on its $5bn factory in the world’s biggest auto market. But the timing couldn’t be more inauspicious.

US negotiators in Beijing for trade war talks

2019-01-07 06:05

US negotiators have headed into talks with Chinese counterparts as the two countries seek a deal to end a trade war that has raised fears of global economic turmoil.


Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

2019-01-15 12:10

A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian man to death in a sudden retrial in a drug smuggling case that is likely to escalate tensions between the countries over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive.

Huawei uproar widens as Poland arrests two in China-spying probe

2019-01-11 21:02

Poland has arrested a Huawei employee and a former Polish security agent and accused them of spying for China, public television news channel TVPInfo said on Friday.

Tencent unveils a Siri-like digital assistant for WeChat users

2019-01-09 13:39

Tencent will soon introduce a Siri-like digital assistant for WeChat, helping the messaging service’s billion-plus users with simple tasks such as playing music and hailing a ride.

WATCH: This dragon-shaped bicycle is made of 22 000 ice cream sticks

2019-01-08 18:45

A dragon-shaped bicycle made of ice cream sticks was unveiled by its creator Sun Chao in Kaiyuan City.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un arrives in Beijing for talks

2019-01-08 12:05

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing at the start of a four-day visit, in what's likely an effort to coordinate with his only major ally ahead of a second summit with US President Donald Trump that could happen early this year.

Train believed to be carrying Kim Jong Un on way to China for summit - reports

2019-01-08 06:18

South Korean media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be on his way to Beijing for his fourth summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Tesla's Gigafactory to launch China push

2019-01-07 14:51

Tesla broke ground on Monday for its Shanghai Gigafactory where it plans to begin making its Model 3 electric vehicles by year-end, a first step in localising production in the world's largest auto market.

Asia markets rally after Wall St surge as US-China trade talks begin

2019-01-07 08:18

Asian markets rallied Monday after a blockbuster performance on Wall Street as US jobs data beat forecasts and the head of the Federal Reserve hinted at a slower pace of interest rate hikes.

Seven key issues to determine success of US-China trade talks

2019-01-07 06:15

US and Chinese officials are set to begin trade negotiations on Monday in the hope of reaching a deal during a 90-day truce between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping.

Review: Emerging market stocks get a lift from China easing, Fed flexibility

2019-01-06 17:00

Emerging-market stocks and currencies closed out the first week of 2019 on a high note.

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