World | Reuters | Thursday November 27, 2014
China will take a "zero tolerance" approach to a wide range of environmental violations and has promised stronger action against regional governments that protect polluters or hinder inspections, according to a Cabinet document.
World | Reuters | Wednesday November 26, 2014
Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of pro-democracy protests that have shaken the Asian financial hub since August, and began swiftly clearing a major demonstration site.
Tuesday November 25, 2014
The reduction of the yield on the 14-day bond repurchase agreement (repo) to 3.4 per cent, from 3.6 per cent, follows a surprise cut to benchmark lending rates on Friday to support the cooling economy, and follows similar moves in October and July as...
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 25, 2014
Beijing on Monday dismissed as "irresponsible" US criticism of its construction of an artificial island reportedly large enough for an airstrip in a disputed section of the South China Sea.
Monday November 24, 2014
European shares, which had their best day in a month on Friday after the People's Bank of China cut interest rates, edged higher still on Monday after sources told Reuters at the weekend Beijing was ready to ease policy further to head off slowing in...
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 22, 2014
A heavy fog today shrouded many parts of east China's Shandong province, closing highways, delaying flights and throwing normal life out of gear.
Friday November 21, 2014
Hyundai, the South Korean automaker, recently showcased the production-ready model of the ix25 at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show. The concept of the model was unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year.
World | Reuters | Friday November 21, 2014
Chinese authorities put on trial on Friday an outspoken journalist accused of revealing state secrets and rejected an appeal by a prominent Uighur scholar whose life sentence on separatism charges had sparked an outcry from the West.
World | Reuters | Friday November 21, 2014
The United States on Monday charged five Chinese military officers and accused them of hacking into American nuclear, metal and solar companies to steal trade secrets, ratcheting up tensions between the two world powers over cyber espionage.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Friday November 21, 2014
In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to introduce bullet trains in the country, a team of Railway officials will visit Beijing on November 24 to take forward the Delhi-Chennai high-speed corridor project, the longest in India.
World | Agence France- Presse | Thursday November 20, 2014
China's souring foreign investment climate, "unfair" trade practices and lack of progress on reforms increased economic tensions between the United States and Beijing in 2014, a US commission concluded today.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 21, 2014
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday demanded a greater role for Beijing in shaping the global Internet, calling for "order" online as he failed to address his government's censorship of content it deems politically sensitive.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 20, 2014
Six nurses and a co-worker at a Chinese hospital were knifed to death by another member of staff at a female employees' dormitory on Thursday, state media said.
World | Reuters | Thursday November 20, 2014
The last British governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, is to address a US government commission on Thursday on prospects for democracy in the territory, something likely to irritate Beijing which sees protests there as an internal matter.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday November 19, 2014
An overloaded makeshift school bus collided with a truck in eastern China on Wednesday, killing 11 kindergarteners and the bus driver, state media reported. Three other children were injured.
World | Agence France- Presse | Wednesday November 19, 2014
A top Chinese official today called for protecting Internet "security" at a government-organised conference condemned by a human rights group as an attempt by Beijing to promote its online controls globally.
Tuesday November 18, 2014
At least 11.7 million vehicles were ordered off the roads each day to cut exhaust emissions during the meeting. The Beijing Environmental Monitoring Centre said that between November 1 and 12 air pollutants in the capital fell to their lowest levels ...
India | Agencies | Tuesday November 18, 2014
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday warned China against constructing roads in Indian territory while maintaining that New Delhi wants cordial ties with its neighbours, according to the Press Trust of India.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 16, 2014
A Hong Kong court notice ordering the eviction of democracy demonstrators from parts of the main protest site they have occupied for seven weeks has been published in leading newspapers, the first such public circular that empowers authorities to sta...
World | Reuters | Saturday November 15, 2014
Three Hong Kong student leaders were stopped from boarding a flight to Beijing today to take their fight for greater democracy directly to the Chinese government after airline authorities said their travel permits were invalid.