China

Twelve confirmed dead after landslide strikes central China hotel

Ten bodies were pulled from the wreckage of a central Chinese hotel flattened by a landslide this week, bringing the confirmed death toll to 12, Xinhua reported Sunday.

Bank of China opens Belgrade branch

The Bank of China formally opened its branch in Belgrade on Saturday, which is expected to provide an additional boost to Chinese investments in Serbia.

Vietnam gets sixth submarine from Russia

Vietnam has received its sixth attack submarine from Russia amid rising Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea, state-controlled media reported Friday.

"The good times are over": Chinese fear Trump impact on economy

China's economy shows signs of stabilization. But Donald Trump is threatening high import duties on Chinese products. Economists and entrepreneurs say serious harm to China's economy is highly...

Taiwan says China's bid to block it from Trump bash "narrow-minded"

Donald Trump's inauguration as US president has increased tensions between Taiwan and China, with Beijing trying to block the Taiwan delegation and its head on Thursday branding them in turn "...

Freight train from China crosses 12,000 kilometres to London

The first Britain-bound freight train from China arrived in London on Wednesday, completing an 18-day trip across two continents to deliver containers of clothing and household goods from the...

American business group warns against US trade conflict with China

Beijing (dpa) - The American Chamber of Commerce in China said Wednesday that Beijing will likely respond if US president-elect Donald Trump imposes restrictions on trade or investment between the...

IMF raises China growth forecast, but warns of sharper slowdown

China's economy will expand by 6.5 per cent this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday, as it warned that the growth, driven by government spending, will not be sustainable. 

Crackdown on cheap tours to dampen Chinese New Year in Thailand

Tourist arrivals from China to Thailand during this year's Chinese New Year are forecast to drop by 9 per cent compared to last year due to the Thai government's crackdown on cheap tour packages...

Taiwan calls for respect after China military move in Taiwan Strait

Taiwan-China interactions should be based on fairness and respect, Taiwan Premier Lin Chuan said late Thursday, after a Chinese military vessel passed close to Taiwan earlier in the day, a move...

China launches first commercial rocket mission

A Chinese rocket successfully sent three satellites into space in the country's first commercial mission on Monday.

McDonald's to sell 80 per cent of its China business

McDonald's plans to give up direct control of 80 per cent of its business in China and Hong Kong as part of a drive to franchise more restaurants worldwide, the company said in a statement Monday...

Northern China drops pollution warnings as smog moves south

People in northern China were Monday enjoying a rare respite from choking air pollution as the smog which choked the area for weeks moved to the country's south.

Elephant sale to China sparks criticism in Zimbabwe

Animal rights campaigners in Zimbabwe hit back at the government Friday after it confirmed the sale of 35 elephants to China to reduce overpopulation and raise funds for conservation.

Apple removes New York Times apps from China store, paper reports

Apple has complied with a request from Chinese authorities to remove two New York Times apps from its app store in China, the newspaper reported Thursday.