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World's oldest captive panda Basi dies in China

World's oldest captive panda Basi dies in China

World’s oldest captive panda Basi dies in China 14 September 2017 From the section China Image copyright AFP Image caption Basi passed away at the ripe old age of 37 The world’s oldest captive giant panda has died, according to her keepers in China’s...

China takes aim at Trump in free trade plea

China’s premier, Li Keqiang, has taken aim at the United States in calling for free trade policies to be maintained to bolster the “difficult recovery” in the world economy. Following a meeting in Beijing involving the heads of the International...
North Korea used bomb test to split US and China

North Korea used bomb test to split US and China

Kim and the bomb, the photo essay. The series of photographs released by North Korea of its dear leader and an alleged hydrogen bomb spell out a clear message to the West. “We are this close to a massively destructive nuclear device small enough to fit on a...
US man jailed for leaking nuke secrets to China

US man jailed for leaking nuke secrets to China

An American man has been sentenced to two years in prison for leaking nuclear technology to China over a 19-year period. Szuhsiung Ho, also known as Allen Ho, is a naturalised US citizen, born in Taiwan. He pleaded guilty to conspiring to breaching the Atomic Energy...
Korea tensions at 'tipping point', China says

Korea tensions at 'tipping point', China says

Tensions on the Korean peninsula are at “tipping point”, following the North’s latest ballistic missile launch, China says. North Korea on Tuesday fired a midrange ballistic missile that flew over Japan. The move prompted Donald Trump to say that...
India and China end two-month border face-off

India and China end two-month border face-off

India and China have agreed to pull back their troops from a face-off in a border area high in the Himalayas, ending a long-running dispute. The “expeditious disengagement” comes two months after their soldiers began confronting each other at the Doklam...
India and China end Himalayan border stand-off

India and China end Himalayan border stand-off

India and China end Himalayan border stand-off 28 August 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP Image caption An Indian soldier on the China border – Beijing has reiterated what it says is its right to territory India and China have agreed to pull their...
Kim Jong Un 'killed family over China coup plot'

Kim Jong Un 'killed family over China coup plot'

Kim Jong Un’s half-brother and uncle were both killed after the North Korean ruler uncovered a Chinese-backed plot to oust him, it has been claimed. Since taking power in 2011, Kim is said to have purged a series of senior officials – including members of...
China Boosting Phishing Attacks – Against Vietnam

China Boosting Phishing Attacks – Against Vietnam

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (left), with Chinese President Xi Jinping in May during an international conference near Beijing. Kenzaburo Fukuhara / AFP / Getty Images A Chinese government hacker group appears to be peppering Vietnamese bureaucrats with phishing...
China relaunches world's fastest train

China relaunches world's fastest train

China relaunches world’s fastest train 22 August 2017 From the section Technology comments Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A high-speed train crash led to an investigation which found widespread corruption in the railway ministry China’s fleet...
US to review China intellectual property policies

US to review China intellectual property policies

US to review China intellectual property policies 19 August 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intellectual property theft is estimated to cost the US up to $ 600bn a year The US has formally launched an investigation into...
India and China troops clash along Himalayan border

India and China troops clash along Himalayan border

India and China troops clash along Himalayan border 16 August 2017 From the section India Image copyright AFP Image caption Tension escalates again between India and China along disputed border A confrontation occurred between Indian and Chinese soldiers along a...

China to 'stop importing N Korean coal, iron ore'

China says it will stop importing North Korean coal, iron ore, fish and other goods in September as it implements UN sanctions. The UN Security Council, including China, backed a new resolution last weekend imposing fresh sanctions on the rogue state in retaliation...
China cautions Trump over 'words and deeds'

China cautions Trump over 'words and deeds'

China’s president has warned the US and North Korea not to exacerbate tensions after Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un would “truly regret” military action. Xi Jinping spoke to the US president by phone amid increasingly belligerent language over...

China targets social media in new crackdown

China’s largest social media platforms are being investigated for suspected breaches of the nation’s strict cybersecurity laws. The new laws, which critics say seek to control citizens’ access to information, are being rigorously enforced ahead of a...
At least 36 dead after China coach crash

At least 36 dead after China coach crash

At least 36 people have died after a packed coach smashed into the wall of a motorway tunnel in northern China. The vehicle’s 13 other passengers were rushed to hospital after being injured in the collision, which happened in Shaanxi province on Thursday night....
Tourists among dead after quake hits China

Tourists among dead after quake hits China

At least 19 people have died and almost 250 have been injured after an earthquake in a mountainous area of China. Eight tourists were among the dead, Chinese state TV said. Forty of the injured are said to be in a serious condition. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck a...
Russia and China tighten internet controls

Russia and China tighten internet controls

Moscow and Beijing are tightening their control over citizens’ use of the internet by prohibiting the use of privacy technologies. A new law in Russia has been signed by President Putin banning the use of software which could keep people anonymous to the...
US admiral ready for nuclear attack on China

US admiral ready for nuclear attack on China

A US admiral has said he would be prepared to launch a nuclear attack on China if President Donald Trump gave the order. Pacific Fleet commander Scott Swift told a security conference in Australia that all members of US military had sworn an oath to obey the US...
China rising political star facing corruption probe

China rising political star facing corruption probe

China rising political star facing corruption probe 24 July 2017 From the section China Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sun Zhengcai was abruptly replaced as Chongqing party chief earlier this month Chinese authorities say they are investigating a top politician...
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