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British motorcycle rider killed in China race

British motorcycle rider killed in China race

A British racer has died after a horrific crash at the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. Daniel Hegarty, from Nottingham, smashed into barriers and lost his helmet at a sharp bend on Saturday. The race was immediately stopped as the 31-year-old was treated but he died on...
Australian academic claims China book 'censored'

Australian academic claims China book 'censored'

Australian academic claims China book ‘censored’ 13 November 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY Image caption Prof Clive Hamilton says his book is critical of China An author has said a publisher withdrew plans to...
Outcry in China as nursery abuse footage goes viral

Outcry in China as nursery abuse footage goes viral

Outcry in China as nursery abuse footage goes viral By Kerry Allen BBC Monitoring 10 November 2017 From the section China Image copyright Edward Wijaya Image caption There have been many cases of physical abuse at nurseries in China Videos showing toddlers being...
Trump bypasses Great Firewall to tweet in China

Trump bypasses Great Firewall to tweet in China

Donald Trump has managed to send a tweet from China – a country that bans Twitter and other foreign social networks. The US President addressed his latest message at about 6am UK time to his host, President Xi Jinping. Mr Trump wrote: “President Xi, thank...
Trump: China can 'fix' North Korea problem

Trump: China can 'fix' North Korea problem

Donald Trump has called on the Chinese President to put more pressure on North Korea. Speaking at a business event in Beijing, Mr Trump said China could fix the problem of North Korea. Tensions between Pyongyang and its US-allied neighbours have been high due to the...
Trump challenges China over North Korea

Trump challenges China over North Korea

Donald Trump has arrived in China after challenging those that still deal with North Korea to get tough, warning them “the weight of this crisis is on your conscience”. The President and the First Lady met Chinese premier Xi Jinping and his wife after...
China anger after doctor sued over smoker's death

China anger after doctor sued over smoker's death

China anger after doctor sued over smoker’s death By Kerry Allen BBC Monitoring 6 November 2017 From the section China Image copyright BEIJING NEWS Image caption Dr Yang (R) has been fined for his alleged role in Mr Feng’s (L) death after telling him not...
China brings anthem disrespect laws to Hong Kong

China brings anthem disrespect laws to Hong Kong

China brings anthem disrespect laws to Hong Kong 4 November 2017 From the section China Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some Hong Kong fans turned their backs as the Chinese anthem was played at a match against Malaysia Hong Kong residents who boo the Chinese...
China faces Orwellian nightmare under powerful Xi

China faces Orwellian nightmare under powerful Xi

Imagine living in a world where only one form of political thought is allowed. Where colleagues and friends are encouraged to report you if you stray from it. Where your mobile phone is used to spy on your loyalty to it. Where deviation from it is banned in the media....
China frees man held over books on president

China frees man held over books on president

China has reportedly freed a Swedish bookseller who was detained for publishing books on the personal lives of President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party leaders. The Swedish foreign office made the announcement after Chinese-born Swede Gui Minhai was allegedly...
US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China 19 October 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the US wants to deepen co-operation with India in the face of growing Chinese influence in Asia. He described...
Costa pays £35m to go solo in southern China

Costa pays £35m to go solo in southern China

The owner of Costa has paid £35m to buy out its joint venture partner in southern China, signalling an acceleration in its coffee shop expansion plans. Whitbread, the FTSE 100 leisure group, confirmed a story by Sky News that it was acquiring the 49% stake in the...
China to shut down North Korean companies

China to shut down North Korean companies

China to shut down North Korean companies 28 September 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pyongyang has held a series of anti-US rallies China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close down as it implements...
WhatsApp disruption in China amid crackdown

WhatsApp disruption in China amid crackdown

Officials in China appear to have launched a crackdown on the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp. Some users attempting to set up a new WhatsApp account have been greeted with error messages, while others have had difficulties sending images and videos. Censorship...
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...
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