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November 20, 2014
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  • 10/12/2010 | World

    Jailed Chinese dissident awarded Nobel

    Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in a ceremony where he was represented by an empty chair and he dedicated it from prison to the "lost souls" of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

  • 04/01/2011 | World

    Iran invites IAEA envoys to visit nuclear sites

    Iran has invited envoys from China, the European Union and elsewhere to visit key nuclear sites in a bid to show openness about its disputed atomic work ahead of new talks with major powers later this month.

  • 16/12/2012 | Argentina

    China blocks Argentine corn exports

    Chinese authorities quarantined two containers holding corn from Argentina, after detecting genetically modified strains that had not been approved beforehand, alleged the chinese buyer.

  • 04/01/2013 | World

    China shuts website of leading reformist magazine

    China shut the website of a leading pro-reform magazine today, apparently because it ran an article calling for political reform and constitutional government, sensitive topics for the ruling Communist Party which brooks no dissent.

  • 21/01/2013 | World

    In China, signs that one-child policy may be coming to an end

    China could be considering relaxing its harsh one-child policy because of women like Hu Yanqin, who lives in a village at the edge of the Gobi desert.

  • 22/01/2013 | World

    UN Security Council rebukes N.Korea, tightens sanctions

    The UN Security Council today unanimously condemned North Korea's December rocket launch and expanded existing UN sanctions thanks to a deal secured by the United States and Pyongyang's ally China.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    China's Li Keqiang assumes role as new premier

    China's legislature formally chose Li Keqiang as premier, installing an English-speaking bureaucrat as the man in charge of the economy, the world's second-largest, and its aim of reviving growth through consumer-led expansion.

  • 17/03/2013 | World

    China's new premier pledges reform, sees risks

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said ensuring economic growth was the top priority for his government, pledging to fight graft, tackle vested interests and calling for an end to a cyber-hacking row with the United States.

  • 22/03/2013 | World

    OECD optimistic about growth, investment outlook in China

    China's economy should expand by 8.5 percent in 2013 and more in 2014, with inflation and export demand the biggest near term risks to growth that should average 8 percent in this decade at current rates of investment and reform, the OECD said today.

  • 03/04/2013 | World

    Scientists race to gauge pandemic risk of new bird flu

    Genetic sequence data on a deadly strain of bird flu previously unknown in people show the virus has already acquired some mutations that might make it more likely to cause a human pandemic, scientists say.

  • 05/04/2013 | World

    China culls birds as flu deaths mount; airline shares fall

    Chinese authorities slaughtered over 20,000 birds at a poultry market in Shanghai as the death toll from a new strain of bird flu mounted to six, spreading concern overseas and sparking a sell-off in airline shares in Europe and Hong Kong.

  • 10/04/2013 | World

    China detains 10 for bird flu rumours, death toll at nine

    Chinese police detained at least 10 people for spreading rumours about the H7N9 bird flu virus, state media said as the death toll from the new strain rose to nine.

  • 11/04/2013 | World

    Cybercrime ring attacks videogame companies for years

    Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a Chinese hacking ring that they said broke into the servers of dozens of online videogaming companies and stole valuable source code over a four-year period.

  • 13/04/2013 | World

    US, China agree on North Korea denuclearization

    The United States and China agreed to make a joint effort to push for the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, following weeks of bellicose rhetoric from North Korea and rising tensions in northeast Asia.

  • 13/04/2013 | World

    Beijing reports first case of new bird flu strain

    Chinese capital Beijing reported on Saturday its first case of a new strain of bird flu, state news agency Xinhua said, the first time it has been found in a human outside of eastern China.

  • 14/04/2013 | Sports

    F1: Alonso wins in China

    Fernando Alonso roared to a dominant victory in a highly strategic Chinese Grand Prix to give Ferrari their first win of the Formula One season and put the pressure on champions Red Bull.

  • 17/04/2013 | World

    WHO says no poultry contact in some China bird flu cases

    The World Health Organization said today that a number of people who have tested positive for a new strain of bird flu in China have had no history of contact with poultry, adding to the mystery about the virus that has killed 16 people to date.

  • 18/04/2013 | World

    China says investigating human-to-human spread of bird flu

    China is investigating the possibility of human-to-human transmission of a new strain of bird flu that has killed 17 people and is examining "family clusters" of people infected with the virus, a top health official was quoted as saying.

  • 19/04/2013 | World

    Gene data show China bird flu mutated "under the radar"

    The new strain of bird flu that has killed 17 people in China has been circulating widely "under the radar" and has acquired significant genetic diversity that makes it more of a threat, scientists.

  • 19/04/2013 | World

    Around 100 dead or injured in China quake

    Around 100 people are dead or injured from an earthquake which struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan, state media reported.

  • 20/04/2013 | World

    Another bird flu death in China as number of infected grows to 95

    China reported another death and four new infections from a new strain of bird flu, raising the death toll to 18, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

  • 22/04/2013 | World

    Frustration rises from rubble of China's deadly quake

    Hundreds of survivors of a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that hit southwest China, killing nearly 200 people, pushed into traffic along a main road, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police.

  • 24/04/2013 | World

    WHO says new bird strain is 'one of the most lethal' flu viruses

    A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is "one of the most lethal" of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds since 2003, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said today.

  • 25/04/2013 | World

    Scientists confirm new H7N9 bird flu has come from chickens

    Chinese scientists have confirmed for the first time that a new strain of bird flu that has killed 23 people in China has been transmitted to humans from chickens.

  • 27/04/2013 | World

    China reports new bird flu case in Hunan province

    China reported its first case of H7N9 bird flu in the southern province of Hunan, the latest sign the virus that has killed 23 people in the country is continuing to spread.

  • 07/05/2013 | World

    China reports four more bird flu deaths, toll rises to 31

    Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing to 31 the number of deaths from the mysterious H7N9 virus, with the number of infections rising by two to 129, according to Chinese health authorities.

  • 07/05/2013 | World

    China worries about EU-US plans for free trade pact

    China has raised concerns about European Union plans to negotiate an ambitious free trade deal with the United States, fearing it is a protectionist move, a senior EU official said.

  • 11/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Chinese vice-president

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with Chinese vice-president Li Yaunchao yesterday in Government’s House, where both authorities evaluated and reinforced economic and cultural relations between two “strategic partners”.

  • 24/05/2013 | World

    New bird flu may be capable of human to human spread

    The new H7N9 bird flu virus can be transmitted between mammals not only via direct contact but also in airborne droplets, and may be capable of spreading from person to person, Chinese and American researchers have found.

  • 28/05/2013 | Multimedia

    Abandoned Chinese baby rescued from toilet pipe

    Firefighters in eastern China have rescued an abandoned newborn baby boy lodged in a sewage pipe directly beneath a toilet commode, state television reported, in a case which has sparked anger on social media sites.

  • 03/06/2013 | World

    Blaze at locked Chinese poultry slaughterhouse kills 119

    A blaze at a locked poultry slaughterhouse in northeast China killed at least 119 people today with several still unaccounted for, officials and state media said.

  • 04/06/2013 | World

    Hong Kong marks June 4 crackdown

  • 10/06/2013 | World

    Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2012

    China led a rise in global carbon dioxide emissions to a record high in 2012, more than offsetting falls in the United States and Europe, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today.

  • 15/06/2013 | World

    Hong Kong rally backs Snowden, denounces allegations of US spying

    A few hundred rights advocates and political activists marched through Hong Kong to demand protection for Edward Snowden, who leaked revelations of US electronic surveillance and is now believed to be holed up in the former British colony.

  • 17/06/2013 | World

    China asks US to explain Internet surveillance

    China made its first substantive comments today to reports of US surveillance of the Internet, demanding that Washington explain its monitoring programs to the international community.

  • 27/06/2013 | World

    Obama says shouldn't have to talk to Xi, Putin about Snowden

    President Barack Obama said today he had not yet spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping or Russian President Vladimir Putin about the US request to extradite former American spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.

  • 27/06/2013 | World

    China lifts 17-year ban on Dalai Lama photos at Tibet monastery -group

    Chinese officials have lifted a ban on Tibetan monks displaying photographs of the Dalai Lama at a prominent monastery, a rights group said today, an unexpected policy shift which could ease tensions in the restive region.

  • 11/07/2013 | World

    US, China disagree sharply over handling of Snowden case

    Senior US and Chinese officials sharply disagreed on Thursday over China's handling of fugitive Edward Snowden, the former spy agency contractor accused of divulging US surveillance program secrets who was allowed to leave Hong Kong last month.

  • 20/07/2013 | World

    Disgruntled man hurt after detonating explosion in Beijing airport

    A man in a wheelchair detonated a home-made explosive in Beijing airport injuring himself and sending smoke billowing through the exit area of the international arrivals section of Terminal 3.

  • 23/07/2013 | World

    China quakes death toll rises to 89, hundreds injured

    The death toll from two earthquakes in China's western Gansu province has climbed to 89, with more than 500 people severely injured, after 1,200 buildings collapsed and tens of thousands more were badly damaged.

  • 12/08/2013 | World

    Dalai Lama's China site hacked, infects others

    A prominent computer security firm warned that the Dalai Lama's Chinese-language website has been hacked and is infecting visitors' computers with viruses in what may to be an effort to spy on human rights activists who frequently visit the site.

  • 21/08/2013 | World

    China's Bo Xilai goes on trial, culmination of dramatic fall

    Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai appeared in public for the first time in more than a year to face trial in eastern China, the final chapter of the country's most politically charged case in more than three decades.

  • 28/08/2013 | World

    China urges restraint over Syria, calls for calm

    China's foreign minister urged restraint in the growing tensions over Syria, saying any military intervention in the crisis would only worsen turmoil in the Middle East.

  • 04/09/2013 | World

    Thousands of dead fish found in Chinese river after toxic spill-report

    Thousands of dead fish have been found floating in a river in central China following a toxic spill, Xinhua news agency said reported, the latest in a series of pollution scandals to hit the country's water supplies.

  • 26/10/2013 | World

    China promises 'unprecedented' reforms

    A top Chinese leader has promised "unprecedented" economic and societal reforms at the Communist Party's much anticipated plenum meeting. The broad reform agenda is expected to steer the world's second-largest economy from a reliance on debt-fuelled investment to a more balanced model driven more by consumption, services and innovation.

  • 02/11/2013 | World

    China to end use of prisoners' organs for transplants in mid-2014

    China, the only country that still systematically takes organs from executed prisoners for use in transplant operations, plans to end the controversial practice by the middle of next year, a senior official said.

  • 07/11/2013 | World

    China to keep growth steady, push reforms

    China will keep economic growth steady while forging ahead with reforms, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted by state television as saying today.

  • 09/11/2013 | World

    Chinese leaders hold key meeting to set economic reform agenda

    China began a four-day secret meeting today to set a reform agenda for the next decade as they try to push more sustainable growth after three decades of breakneck expansion. However, analysts have cautioned against expectations for big changes as they say stability remains the watchword for the leadership.

  • 12/11/2013 | World

    China vows 'decisive' role for markets

    China's ruling party pledged to let markets play a "decisive" role in allocating resources as it unveiled a reform agenda for the next decade looking to overhaul the world's second-largest economy to drive growth.

  • 15/11/2013 | World

    China relaxes one-child policy

    China will ease family planning restrictions nationwide, the government said allowing millions of families to have two children in the country's most significant liberalization of its strict one-child policy in about three decades.

  • 23/11/2013 | World

    China bolsters East China Sea claim, warns of 'defensive measures'

    China bolstered its claim to islands that Japan says it owns, warning that it would take "defensive emergency measures" against aircraft that failed to identify themselves properly in airspace over them.

  • 27/11/2013 | World

    US affirms support for Japan in islands dispute with China

    Washington pledged support for ally Japan in a growing dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea and senior US officials accused Beijing of behavior that had unsettled its neighbors.

  • 14/12/2013 | World

    Chinese lunar probe lands on moon

    A Chinese spacecraft has landed on the moon, the official Xinhua news service reported, in the first such "soft-landing" since 1976, joining the United States and the former Soviet Union in managing to accomplish such a feat.

  • 14/12/2013 | Argentina

    BA province will secure 'normal' supermarket activity

    Statements by the Buenos Aires province governor come a day after China urged Argentina to “protect the security and interests” of Chinese people living in the South American country, a growing community here that owns many of the supermarkets that were stormed by looters in recent days.

  • 26/12/2013 | World

    China celebrates Mao's birthday

    China celebrated the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, today, but with scaled-back festivities as President Xi Jinping embarks on broad economic reforms which have unsettled leftists.

  • 26/12/2013 | World

    China to triple compensation for parents losing only child

    China is to more than triple the amount of compensation that some parents get if their only child dies, the health and family planning agency has said in the latest sign of a more lenient stand on an uncompromising population policy.

  • 28/12/2013 | World

    China formally eases one-child policy, abolishes labor camps

    China has formally approved easing its one-child policy and the abolition of a controversial labor camp system, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

  • 28/12/2013 | World

    China to expand presence in Antarctica with new research bases

    China will expand its presence in Antarctica by building a fourth research base and finding a site for a fifth, a state-run newspaper has said informed, as the country steps up its increasingly far-flung scientific efforts.

  • 01/01/2014 | World

    Thousands march for democracy in Hong Kong

    Thousands protested in Hong Kong pressing China to allow full democracy in the city as a battle intensifies over Beijing's attempts to control the outcome of a planned direct election for the city's leader in 2017.

  • 22/01/2014 | World

    China says all issues on table in Syria talks

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that talks to end the war in Syria should cover all topics of concern to the two sides, including the future of President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 25/01/2014 | Sports

    China's Li Na wins Australian Open

    China's Li Na has banished the ghosts of two Australian Open final defeats by overpowering Dominika Cibulkova to win her second major title and give the grand slam its first Asian champion.

  • 30/01/2014 | World

    Chinese start celebrating Lunar New Year

    Chinese welcomed the arrival of the Year of the Horse with toned down celebrations as people heeded government pleas to set off fewer of the fireworks believed to bring good fortune, because of concern about air pollution.

  • 26/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK calls off attendance to Sarmiento train event

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner did not attend a rally at the Buenos Aires port where she was expected to tour the first of 25 new train cars the government acquired from China to revitalize the Sarmiento railway service. Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich went in her place.

  • 28/02/2014 | World

    1,000 detained in China over baby trafficking

    Chinese police have detained 1,094 people and rescued 382 infants in a nationwide crackdown on four online baby trafficking rings, state media has said, as criminals prey on citizens yearning to escape strict population curbs.

  • 01/03/2014 | World

    'Violent terror attack' claims 29 dead at Chinese train station

    At least 29 people have been killed in a "violent terror attack" at a train station in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming by a group of unidentified people brandishing knives, state media said.

  • 01/03/2014 | World

    China blames Xinjiang militants for deadly attack at station

    China blamed militants from the restive far western region of Xinjiang for an attack at a train station on the other side of the country by knife-wielding "terrorists" in which at least 33 died, including four of the assailants, who were shot dead.

  • 04/03/2014 | World

    China's Xi says Russia can push for political solution in Ukraine

    Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that he believes Russia can push for a political settlement to the Ukraine crisis in coordination with other parties, China's foreign ministry said.

  • 12/03/2014 | World

    China says can't confirm satellite images connected to missing plane

    China's civil aviation chief said today that there was no proof that floating objects in the South China Sea seen by satellite images were connected to a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft.

  • 22/03/2014 | World

    China checks new possible plane debris in Indian Ocean

    Chinese satellites have spotted a new object in the southern Indian Ocean that could be wreckage from a missing Malaysian airliner carrying 239 people, and ships are on their way to investigate.

  • 25/03/2014 | World

    Chinese families clash with police as gov't asks Malaysia for detailed information about plane

    Dozens of angry relatives of passengers on a lost Malaysian jetliner clashed with police in Beijing today, accusing the Southeast Asian country of "delays and deception" a day after it confirmed the plane crashed in remote seas off Australia.

  • 29/03/2014 | World

    Missing jet: China ships trawl new area in Indian Ocean

    Australian authorities coordinating the operation moved the search 1,100 km (685 miles) north on Friday after new analysis of radar and satellite data concluded the Malaysia Airlines plane travelled faster and for a shorter distance after vanishing from civilian radar screens on March 8.

  • 20/04/2014 | Sports

    Hamilton wins Chinese GP in Mercedes one-two

    Lewis Hamilton raced to a hat-trick of wins in today's Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, cruising unchallenged to the flag ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg as a dominant Mercedes claimed a third straight one-two finish.

  • 23/04/2014 | World

    Obama begins Asian trip to reassure allies

    Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo today at the start of a four-nation trip to reassure allies of US commitment to Asia, at a time of rising tension in the region.

  • 23/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK to meet Chinese Foreign Minister

    Among other activities in CFK’s agenda for the day is a government rally to take place at the Buenos Aires province locality of Santos Lugares where the President will be inaugurating new train cars of the San Martín line service that connects the City of Buenos Aires with northern provincial areas.

  • 23/04/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets China Foreign Minister Wang Yi

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and signed several trade agreements, including aerospace infrastructure at the Government House, Buenos Aires City.

  • 30/04/2014 | World

    China says three killed in attack at Xinjiang train station

    Three people were killed and 79 wounded in a bomb and knife attack at a train station in the far western region of China today, state media said, as President Xi Jinping was wrapping up a vist to the area.

  • 01/05/2014 | World

    China blames religion extremists for train blast

    An attack at a train station in China's western city of Urumqi was carried out by two religious extremists, who both died in the blast, the government said.

  • 06/05/2014 | World

    New knife attack in China leaves six wounded

    An assailant stabbed six people at a railway station in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, police and state media said, the latest in a series of attacks that have unnerved the country, some of which Beijing has termed terrorism.

  • 11/05/2014 | World

    Chinese elite push for Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's freedom

    A group of "princelings", children of China's political elite, has quietly urged the Communist Party leadership to release jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo on parole to improve the country's international image.

  • 14/05/2014 | World

    Chinese police to patrol the streets of Paris

    Chinese police officers will join their French counterparts in patrolling some of Paris' main tourism spots this summer as France looks to encourage more visitors from the Asian nation to boost its revenues.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    China protests US cyber-spying accusations

    China has summoned the United States ambassador to China after the US Department of Justice charged five Chinese military officers with cyber espionage, warning Washington it could take further action.

  • 21/05/2014 | World

    China and Russia seal key gas supply deal

    Both countries signed a $400-billion gas supply deal, securing the world's top energy user a major new source of cleaner fuel and opening a new market for Moscow as Europeans look elsewhere for their energy.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    China: Blast kills 31, injures 94 in Xingjiang separatist region

    Explosives hurled from two vehicles which ploughed into an open market in China's troubled Xinjiang region killed 31 people, state media reported, the deadliest act of violence in the region in years.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    Russia, China veto UN effort to refer Syria to International Court

    Russia and China have vetoed a resolution to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the country's three-year civil war.

  • 25/05/2014 | World

    China launches 'anti-terror operation'

    China has launched a nationwide, year-long "anti-terror operation", state media has said, days after announcing a similar crackdown targeting the troubled Xinjiang region following an attack which killed dozens.

  • 28/05/2014 | World

    China offers cash to tourist who visit restive Xinjiang

    The Chinese government offers 500 yuan (80 dollar) bonuses to travellers willing to visit troubled Xinjiang region, after a series of terrorist attacks linked to separatists rebels.

  • 03/06/2014 | World

    China defends Tiananmen crackdown on eve of 25th anniversary

    China defended the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators around Beijing's Tiananmen Square today on the eve of the 25th anniversary, saying it had chosen the correct path for the sake of the people.

  • 13/06/2014 | World

    Record ivory seizures put African elephants at risk

    More than 20,000 African elephants were killed for their ivory in 2013, driven by demand in China and Thailand, and some local populations face an immediate threat of extinction, a UN-linked wildlife conservation agency has said.

  • 15/06/2014 | Argentina

    CFK: 'Unilateralism is not good, not even for those who exercise it’

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner delivered a speech at G77-China summit in Bolivia, rejecting “unilateralism in decision making” and calling for a new world order “where credit-rating agencies are unable to freely rate countries”.

  • 15/06/2014 | World

    Leaders of developing countries meet in Bolivia for G77+China summit

    The G77+China summit was held at Bolivia, in the 50th anniversary of the high-level forum where developing countries call for a fairer new world economic order and continuity for the UN Millennium Development Goals.

  • 30/06/2014 | World

    Chinese top military officer on trial as gov't battles against corruption

    China will court-marshal one of its most senior former military officers on charges of corruption, the highest-ranking official to date felled in President Xi Jinping's battle against deep-rooted and pervasive graft.

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    Thousands protest for democracy in Hong Kong

    Pro-democracy protesters marched in Hong Kong after 800,000 people voted for full democracy in an unofficial referendum, in what could turn out to be the biggest and most passionate challenge to Chinese Communist Party rule in more than a decade.

  • 03/07/2014 | Argentina

    China, Cuba ratify support to Argentina in VF dispute

    The governments of China and Cuba have ratified their support to Argentina in its long-standing battle against vulture funds, a legal dispute that threatens to plunge the South American country into what the federal government has called the “euphemism” of a “technical default.”

  • 16/07/2014 | World

    At least 20 dead in Philippines typhoon

    A typhoon killed at least 20 people as it churned across the Philippines and shut down the capital, cutting power and prompting the evacuation of more than 400,000 residents, rescue officials said.

  • 17/07/2014 | World

    Hong Kong formally asks China to allow democratic reform

    Hong Kong's leader formally asked Beijing to allow electoral reform, paving the way for a city-wide leadership election in the Asian financial hub in 2017.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't: CFK misses AMIA ceremonies due to Xi Jinping's visit

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich explained President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be missing Friday’s ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the AMIA bombing due to the visit of China’s Xi Jinping.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina to sign $11bn currency swap with China

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the bilateral currency swap agreed with the Asian giant accounts for u$s11 billion that will allow to give “stability” to Argentina’s international reserves.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    CFK, Chinese president higlight bilateral relations

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner welcomed today her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and the 200-people delegation at the Government House, who arrived in the country in a three-day official visit to strengthen bilateral ties.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    ‘We will promote balanced, stable trade between China and Argentina’

    Chinese Popular Republic President Xi Jinping affirmed today he will promote a “balanced” trade between his country and Argentina, in order to make the bilateral relationship “mutually beneficial.”

  • 19/07/2014 | Argentina

    Xi Jinping visits the Congress

    In the second day of his official tour in Argentina, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping was visiting the National Congress where was received by authorities of both Houses.

  • 19/07/2014 | World

    Strong Rammasun typhoon already claims 14 lives in China

    A super typhoon has killed at least fourteen people in China since making landfall yesterday's afternoon, state media said today, after hitting parts of the Philippines and leaving 77 dead.

  • 22/07/2014 | Latin America

    China’s Xi Jinping arrives in Cuba to boost bilateral cooperation

    Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a two day visit to Cuba, the last stop of a regional tour that took him to Brazil for the BRICS Summit, Argentina and Venezuela. At his arrival in Havana, Jingping pledged “friendly, mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries”.

  • 23/07/2014 | Latin America

    Chinese president Jinping ends Latin America trip in Cuba

    Chinese President Xi Jinping ended an eight-day trip through Latin America with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island's independence struggle against Spain and Fidel Castro's revolution began.

  • 25/07/2014 | Argentina

    Xi Jinping invites CFK to official China visit

    China’s President Xi Jinping sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to thank her for receiving him in Argentina and invited her to visit China.

  • 03/08/2014 | World

    At least 367 killed in China after 6.3 quake

    A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China today, killing at least 150 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, causing some buildings, including a school, to collapse.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    Pope urges Korean reconciliation, reaches out to China

    Pope Francis called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping-up a five day trip to South Korea and the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years.

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't denies China blocks loans because of default

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected media reports that China is demanding Argentina to get out of default before it approves infrastructure credits to finance dam projects in the Santa Cruz province.

  • 31/08/2014 | World

    China closes the door on full Hong Kong democracy

    China's parliament has said it will tightly control the nomination of candidates for a landmark election in Hong Kong in 2017, a move likely to trigger mass protests in the city's Central business district by disappointed democracy activists.

  • 31/08/2014 | World

    Hong Kong braces for protests as China rules out full democracy

    Pro-democracy activists have vowed to bring Hong Kong's financial hub to a standstill after China's parliament rejected their demands for the right to freely choose the former British colony's next leader in 2017.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    Kicillof, De Vido meet Chinese authorities and businessmen

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Planning Minister Julio De Vido continued their official trip to China, aimed at gathering funding for public works including two dams and one nuclear power plant.

  • 03/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Vulture funds row will not affect Chinese investments in Argentina'

    The current legal dispute between Argentina and so called “vulture funds” suing the country over its defaulted bonds “will not affect” planned Chinese investments here, the head of the National Commission of Development and Reform (CNDR) of China has warned.

  • 03/09/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina and China sign nuclear cooperation deal for Atucha III

    In the second day of meetings with local authorities and businessmen in Beijing, the Argentine delegation signed a bilateral agreement to impulse the building of Atucha III power plant using Chinese investment funds.

  • 07/09/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina, China seek to activate swap deal

    The president of the Argentine Central Bank Juan Carlos Fábrega met with his Chinese counterpart Zhou Xiaochuan to finalize the details of the swap agreement signed between the two countries in July.

  • 08/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Argentine economy is predictable, creates certainty'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the currency swap agreement with China as the two countries begin discussions to activate the deal and praised Argentina’s economic “predictability.”

  • 09/09/2014 | World

    China deploys troops to UN force to protect South Sudan oilfields

    China has begun deploying 700 soldiers to a UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan to protect oil fields and Chinese workers amid a rebellion in the African country, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    Volkswagen lifts suspensions in Córdoba plant, SMATA says

    Volkswagen Argentina will lift suspensions for its workers in its plant in Córdoba province and it plans to manufacture 90,000 gearboxes to be exported to China, the provincial head of SMATA Mechanics Union Omar Dragún announced.

  • 14/09/2014 | World

    Pro-democracy activists stage 'black cloth' march in Hong Kong

    Thousands of pro-democracy activists clad in black marched silently through Hong Kong, holding banners saying they felt betrayed and angry at Beijing's refusal to allow fully-democratic elections for the city's next chief executive in 2017.

  • 17/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    China prosecutor approves arrest of Jackie Chan's son

    Chinese prosecutors have approved last month's arrest of Jaycee Chan, son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, after a suspected drugs offence, the state-owned Beijing News reported, meaning he can now be formally charged.

  • 27/09/2014 | Sports

    Murray beats Mónaco in Shenzen Open semi-finals

    Andy Murray is one step away from ending his 15-month title drought after he fought from a set down to pip Juan Monaco in the semi-final of the Shenzen Open. Murray took an hour and 42 minutes to beat his Argentine opponent 2-6 6-3 6-0.

  • 27/09/2014 | World

    Thousands rally in Hong Kong as democracy campaign heats up

    Tens of thousands of people massed in the heart of Hong Kong today to demand more democracy, as tensions grew over Beijing's decision to rule out free elections in the former British colony.

  • 29/09/2014 | World

    Hong Kong protesters defy Beijing with calls for democracy

    Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges to stand firm in the centre of the global financial hub today, one of the biggest political challenges for China since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago.

  • 30/09/2014 | World

    Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance

    Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets today, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.

  • 02/10/2014 | World

    Hong Kong leader refuses to resign but offers talks with protesters

    Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying defied pro-democracy protesters' demands to step down, with pressure also increasing from Leung's backers in Beijing over one of the most serious political challenges they have faced in decades.

  • 03/10/2014 | World

    Tensions surge in Hong Kong protests amid scuffles, signs of backlash

    Fresh scuffles broke out between Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and opponents of the week-long demonstrations, reigniting concerns that the Chinese-controlled city's worst unrest in decades could take a violent turn.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    Hong Kong democracy protests fade, activists strive to keep up the campaign

    Pro-democracy protests in Chinese-controlled Hong Kong subsided as students and civil servants returned to school and work after more than a week of demonstrations, but activists vowed to keep up their campaign of civil disobedience.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    Hilton to sell NY's Waldorf Astoria hotel for $1.95 bln

    Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc said it would sell the landmark Waldorf Astoria New York hotel to Chinese insurer Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd for about $1.95 billion.

  • 09/10/2014 | Sports

    Pereyra, Pastore could start against Brazil

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino made two unexpected changes in the Albiceleste squad in today’s training session in Beijing, towards Saturday’s match against Brazil.

  • 13/10/2014 | World

    Hong Kong police make fresh attempt to clear barricaded roads

    Hong Kong police made fresh attempts to unblock streets that have been occupied for two weeks by pro-democracy protesters, removing more barricades a day after clashes broke out as opponents of the protest movement tried to reclaim roads.

  • 14/10/2014 | World

    Hong Kong tensions rise as police use pepper spray on protesters

    Hundreds of Hong Kong police used pepper spray on pro-democracy protesters in the early hours of Wednesday to clear a major road that had been barricaded with concrete slabs, heightening tensions in the financial hub.

  • 15/10/2014 | Multimedia

    Video shows Hong Kong police beating pro-democracy activist

    Dramatic footage showing police beating and kicking a pro-democracy protester in Hong Kong has fueled public outcry as security forces there mounted their toughest action against activists in more than a week.

  • 18/10/2014 | World

    Hong Kong democracy street battles rage on despite imminent talks

    Violent clashes erupted in a Hong Kong protest hotspot as unarmed pro-democracy activists once again confronted riot police despite the confirmation of talks between protest leaders and officials early this week.

  • 19/10/2014 | World

    Hong Kong clashes erupt despite imminent talks

    Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong for a second night, deepening a sense of impasse between a government with limited options and a pro-democracy movement increasingly willing to confront police.

  • 20/10/2014 | World

    Hong Kong students, officials set for first talks on political crisis

    Senior Hong Kong government officials will meet student leaders for the first time tomorrow in an attempt to defuse more than three weeks of pro-democracy protests which have brought parts of the Asian financial centre to a standstill.

  • 23/10/2014 | World

    UN rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

    The United Nations Human Rights Committee has called on China to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote.

  • 30/10/2014 | Argentina

    Argentina, China activate swap deal for u$s 814 mln

    The Argentine Central Bank (BCRA) and the Peoples Republic of China’s Central Bank have agreed to activate the swap deal signed in July. The BCRA will receive the equivalent of u$s 814 million in yuans.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    China's CSR Sifang railway company to establish in Argentina

    China’s rolling stock manufacturer CSR Sifang will establish a presence in Argentina in a workshop currently ran by State-owned Trenes Argentinos Operadora Ferroviaria, Interior and Transport minister Florencio Randazzo announced.

  • 10/11/2014 | World

    US Obama arrives in China on Asian tour, urges Beijing to be partner

    US President Barack Obama said today a successful China was in the interests of the United States and the world but Beijing had to be a partner in underwriting international order, and not undermine it.

  • 12/11/2014 | World

    China, US agree to limit carbon emissions

    China and the United States agreed to new limits on carbon emissions starting in 2025, but the pledge by the world's two biggest polluters appears to be more politically significant than substantive.

  • 13/11/2014 | Argentina

    'China swap helped reduce dollar pressure'

    The swap deal reached with China has allowed to put downward pressure on the informal dollar leading to a significant drop in the parallel rate, former president of the Central Bank Mario Blejer considered.

  • 14/11/2014 | Argentina

    Argentine court battle starts over gift to Eva Perón from Mao

    An ornately detailed screen given to Evita Perón from late Chinese leader Mao Tse-Tung, behind which the Argentine populist diva dressed and undressed, is among thousands of missing items at the heart of a legal battle about to unfold in Buenos Aires.

  • 17/11/2014 | Argentina

    Reserves leap US$500m after China currency swap

    Foreign currency reserves at the Central Bank have increased to 28.78 billion dollars, as the entity completed the second part of a swap with its Chinese counterpart that injected the equivalent of 506 million dollars into the Bank's accounts.

  • 05/01/2011 | World

    US looks to China as talks begin on North Korea

    The United States sought China's help in persuading its long-time ally North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons, sending its envoy to Beijing as part of a campaign to press the North.

  • 20/01/2011 | World

    Dow, S&P dip as F5 view hits Nasdaq, Google up late

    Stocks fell as lackluster tech and materials earnings failed to live up to heightened expectations, threatening to short-circuit a seven-week run.

  • 21/01/2011 | World

    Breakthrough after US warns China on North Korea

    The United States warned China that it would redeploy forces in Asia if it failed to rein in its ally North Korea, the New York Times reported, as Pyongyang bowed to Seoul's demands for crisis talks.

  • 29/01/2011 | Sports

    Clijsters rallies past Li to win Australian Open

    Kim Clijsters drew on her huge wealth of experience to ride out a Li Na storm and claim her maiden Australian Open title on Saturday by shattering China's dream of a first grand slam champion.

  • 07/02/2011 | Latin America

    Geithner reaches out to Brazil on China issue

    While on a one-day visit to Brazil, Geithner told an audience in Sao Paulo that emerging markets such as Brazil had been buffeted in recent years by other countries with large current account surpluses and inflexible currencies.

  • 08/02/2011 | World

    China raises interest rates again

    China's central bank raised interest rates, its second increase in just over a month, intensifying its fight against stubbornly high inflation.

  • 18/02/2011 | World

    Chinese stance throws G20 indicator deal into doubt

    China rejected plans to use real exchange rates and currency reserves to measure global economic imbalances, casting doubt on the ability of Group of 20 major economic powers to reach agreement at a meeting.

  • 05/03/2011 | World

    China admits inflation leads to social unrest

    China is on course for another five years of robust growth, but inflation threatens social stability and must be tamed, Premier Wen Jiabao said.

  • 10/03/2011 | World

    Dalai Lama plans to quit as Tibet political leader

    The Dalai Lama said he would step down as Tibet's political leader, a move seen as transforming the government-in-exile into a more assertive and democratic body in the face of Chinese pressure.

  • 17/03/2011 | World

    China urges Japan to give swift radiation information

    China urged Japan to give the world prompt and accurate information about radiation leaks from a crippled nuclear plant, but said Tokyo had already been giving regular updates to Beijing.

  • 24/03/2011 | World

    China to introduce smoking ban for indoor public spots

    China will ban smoking at all indoor public venues from May in an effort to shield the world's most populous nation, and its largest cigarette producer from the harmful effects of the habit, the health ministry said.

  • 16/04/2011 | World

    Russia to regulate net laws, looks abroad

    Russia is looking to the experience of other countries, including China, to "regulate" Internet use, though Moscow has no plans to broaden web censorship, a government spokesman said.

  • 23/04/2011 | World

    Thousands march in Hong Kong to demand release of China's Ai

    Over one thousand protesters in Hong Kong took to the streets to demand the release of detained Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei, scuffling briefly with police.

  • 12/05/2011 | Argentina

    China to purchase 500,000 tons of soy bean oil from Argentina

    After meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in the Government House, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and Chinese Trade and Commerce Minister Chen Deming announced during a joint press conference that China would be purchasing 500,000 tons of soy bean oil from Argentina, seemingly putting behind a bilateral conflict that was affecting trade between both countries since 2009.

  • 13/05/2011 | Arts and Media

    Bob Dylan denies censorship of China shows

    Rock legend Bob Dylan took to his website to dispute accusations he bowed to censorship for his first ever concerts in China last month.

  • 21/05/2011 | World

    China and South Korea leaders visit Fukushima

    Chinese and South Korean leaders chatted with evacuees and tasted local produce in Japan's battered northeast, in a show of support for a nation struggling with a humanitarian and nuclear crisis set off by a deadly earthquake and tsunami in March.

  • 01/06/2011 | World

    Google reveals hacking, likely from China

    Google Inc said that unknown hackers likely originating from central China tried to hack into the Gmail accounts of hundreds of users, including senior US government officials, Chinese activists and journalists.

  • 09/06/2011 | World

    Lagarde in China rallying for IMF candidacy support

    The top candidate to run for the International Monetary Fund, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is in China rallying for support on her IMF candidacy. The trip is part of a world tour that has taken her to countries such as India and Brazil in a effort to gather support for her candidacy to IMF’s top post.

  • 09/06/2011 | World

    China rejects monks' disappearance, Tibetans undergoing ‘reeducation’

    China today defended its treatment of Tibetan monks it says are undergoing re-education, responding to a UN inquiry about what exiled Tibetans have called the forced disappearance of over 300 hundreds monks.

  • 14/06/2011 | World

    Major economies losing growth momentum, OECD says

    Major economies, with the exception of the United States, are losing momentum as the outlook for growth worsens in European and developing countries, the OECD's leading indicator for April showed today.

  • 17/06/2011 | World

    China raises flood alert to top level, over half million evacuated

    China has mobilized troops to help with flood relief and raised its disaster alert to the highest level after days of downpours forced the evacuation of more than half a million people in central and southern provinces.

  • 04/07/2011 | World

    Vatican condemns ordination of bishop in China

    The Vatican condemned the ordination of a bishop in China that took place last week without papal authorisation, saying it was an illegitimate act that damaged the unity of the Church.

  • 16/07/2011 | World

    Obama meets Dalai Lama at White House, defies China

    US President Barack Obama met with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama for roughly 45 minutes at the White House, potentially angering China, which called for the meeting to be canceled.

  • 23/07/2011 | World

    At least 32 die in east China high-speed train crash

    At least 32 people died when a high-speed train smashed into a stalled train in front of it in China's eastern Zhejiang province, state media said, raising new questions about the safety of the fast-growing rail network.

  • 29/07/2011 | World

    China denies destroying evidence after fatal rail crash

    China's state news agency Xinhua has denied widespread rumours that railway authorities tried to conceal evidence by burying carriages damaged during a high-speed rail crash that killed at least 40 people last weekend.

  • 06/08/2011 | World

    China bluntly critizes US credit rating reduction

    China bluntly criticized the United States today one day after the superpower's credit rating was downgraded, saying the "good old days" of borrowing were over.

  • 08/09/2011 | Argentina

    'Argentina and China are building a strategic relationship,' Timerman

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman stated today Argentina and China “are building a strategic relationship,” highlighting “positive investment activity” within bilateral connections, as he was heading a dinner with powerful Chinese executives, during his first activity on his China visit.  

     

  • 08/09/2011 | World

    Fitch warns of downgrades for China, Japan

    Fitch Ratings warned that it might downgrade China's credit rating within two years as the country's banks struggle with debt loads following a lending surge to help lift the economy during the 2008 financial crisis.

  • 09/09/2011 | Argentina

    China vice president highlights Argentina's 'economic and social advances'

    China vice president, Xi Jinping highlighted today the “economic and social advances that Argentina has made under Cristina Fernández’s government,” during his meeting with Foreign minister Héctor Timerman.

  • 09/09/2011 | Arts and Media

    From Picasso to Elvis, Chinese buy up Western culture

    The art world shook last February when a report by The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) revealed that China had overtaken the United Kingdom to become the world's second largest art market.

  • 29/09/2011 | World

    China successfully launches 'Heavenly Palace' space craft

    China successfully launched an experimental craft paving the way for its first space station  today amid a blaze of national pride, bringing the growing Asian power closer to matching the United States and Russia with a long-term manned outpost in space.

  • 30/09/2011 | Sports

    Serena and Sharapova pull out of China Open

    Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have withdrawn from the China Open that starts on Saturday.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    Russia's Putin says little role for BRICS in euro crisis

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that the crisis-hit euro zone had enough resources to resolve its own troubles without support from Russia and fellow BRICs countries.

  • 11/10/2011 | World

    US Senate approves China yuan bill, House fate unclear

    The US Senate approved a controversial bill to punish China over its currency in an effort to save US jobs, sending it to the House of Representatives where its fate is uncertain.

  • 13/10/2011 | World

    IMF says China has scope to respond to global risks

    China has the scope to respond if global economic risks materialize, and the country's response could partially but not entirely offset the impact of a global crisis, the International Monetary Fund's Asia and Pacific director said.

  • 18/10/2011 | World

    China police shoot Tibetans, nun burns to death

    A Tibetan nun in China burned herself to death a day after police shot and wounded two Tibetan demonstrators, a group advocating Tibetan self-determination said, the latest protests against Chinese rule of the Himalayan region.

  • 29/10/2011 | World

    China passes law to help fight 'acts of terror'

    China passed a new law to give a clear legal definition of what constitutes an act of terror as it steps up the fight against what the government views as a "real threat from terrorist activities".

  • 31/10/2011 | World

    Chinese state media lashes out at the Dalai Lama

    Chinese state media denounced the Dalai Lama today for his views on reincarnation, saying that the exiled Buddhist monk was trying to revise history, compounding his crimes as a separatist.

  • 31/10/2011 | World

    A crowded world's population hits 7 billion

    Wrapped in a white blanket, Nargis Yadav lies in the arms of her mother in a small rural clinic in north India - one of half a million babies born around the world today that will push the global population to the milestone of seven billion.

  • 10/11/2011 | World

    Lagarde urges Italy to sort crisis out, China to help on world stability

    The head of the International Monetary Fund urged Italy today to act quickly fill its damaging political vacuum, and China said it was willing to help maintain global financial stability that was being threatened by the euro zone crisis.

  • 12/11/2011 | World

    Obama, Hu pitch different trade agendas

    US President Barack Obama and China's Hu Jintao will pitch differing trade agendas on Saturday as an antidote to weak global growth, as they try to sidestep the European debt crisis looming over an Asia-Pacific summit.

  • 17/11/2011 | World

    Obama tells Asia: 'US is here to stay'

    President Barack Obama said today that the US military would expand its role in the Asia-Pacific region despite budget cuts, declaring America was "here to stay" as a Pacific power which would help shape the region's future.

  • 17/11/2011 | World

    China spacecraft returns to Earth after docking test

    An unmanned Chinese spacecraft returned to Earth successfully today after more than two weeks in orbit, marking a pivotal moment for the rising power's plans to secure a long-term manned foothold in space.

  • 18/11/2011 | World

    Obama, Wen to meet during Bali summit

    The United States and China are set to face off on Saturday at a regional summit over the thorny issue of how to resolve competing claims to sovereignty of the South China Sea, the latest point of friction between the two powerful nations.

  • 19/11/2011 | World

    South China Sea discussion was constructive, US

    US President Barack Obama was encouraged by the constructive tone of a discussion about the South China Sea issue at an East Asia leaders' meeting in Bali, Indonesia, a senior US official said.

  • 14/12/2011 | World

    China says will hit US auto imports with duties

    China will impose punitive duties of up to 22 percent on large cars and SUVs exported from the United States, China's Commerce Ministry said, the latest in a series of trade disputes between the world's two largest economies.

  • 15/03/2012 | World

    Remains found in China could lead to new human species

    A previously unknown type of human -jut-jawed, heavy-browed, deer-eating cave dwellers-may have been identified via Stone Age bones from southern China, according to a new study conducted by a team of Chinese and Australian researchers.

  • 21/03/2012 | World

    China to increase soybeans import by 25%

    The Chinese State of Administration of Grains revealed that the world's top buyer of soybeans is on course to import 25 percent more in the first half of this year than the first six months of 2011, which will benefit major producers Argentina, Brazil and US.

  • 25/03/2012 | World

    Obama urges China to rein in North Korea in nuclear standoff

    US President Barack Obama urged China to use its influence to stop North Korea's "bad behavior" in a nuclear standoff with the West and hinted at tougher sanctions if the reclusive state goes ahead with a rocket launch next month.

  • 26/03/2012 | World

    Tibetan sets himself on fire in India before China's Hu visit

    A Tibetan man set himself on fire in New Delhi at a protest against a visit by Chinese president Hu Jintao, who is due to arrive in India later this week for a summit meeting.

  • 09/04/2012 | World

    US tells North Korea not to carry out nuclear test

    The United States urged North Korea not conduct a nuclear test or launch a satellite and called on China to exert its influence over its neighbour to try to ward off such "provocative actions."

  • 14/04/2012 | World

    UN council approves deployment of monitors to Syria

    Russia and China joined the rest of the UN Security Council today to authorize the deployment of up to 30 unarmed observers to Syria to monitor the country's fragile ceasefire as called for by UN-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan.

  • 15/04/2012 | Sports

    Rosberg wins in China for first F1 victory

    Germany's Nico Rosberg celebrated the first victory of his Formula One career with a commanding pole-to-flag win for Mercedes in China.

  • 18/04/2012 | World

    China's Sinopec refuse to comment on 'market rumours' over YPF adquisition

    China's state-owned Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec) spokesman Huang Wensheng came on stage to play down rumours indicating that Argentina's move to nationalize local oil company YPF, controlled by Spain's Repsol, has spoiled years of planning by Sinopec to buy the energy giant.

  • 21/04/2012 | World

    China military warns of confrontation over seas

    China's military warned the United States on Saturday that US-Philippine military exercises have raised risks of armed confrontation over the disputed South China Sea in the toughest high-level warning yet after weeks of tensions.

  • 22/04/2012 | Arts and Media

    James Cameron eyes co-production projects in China

    "Avatar" and "Titanic" film director James Cameron said on Sunday that he was looking at co-production of films in China, but would have to weigh issues like censorship and other restrictions before making any decisions.

  • 30/04/2012 | World

    China wants 'drastic' US, Russia nuclear arms cuts

    China called on the United States and Russia to make further "drastic" cuts in their nuclear arsenals and said all states with atomic arms should undertake not to be the first to use them.

  • 01/05/2012 | World

    Clinton arrives in China amid uncertainty over dissident

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Beijing for annual talks with Chinese leaders that risk being upstaged by the case of a blind dissident said to be under US protection in the Chinese capital.

  • 03/05/2012 | World

    Clinton urges China to help on Iran, North Korea

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged China to help defuse tension over Iran, North Korea and other global flashpoints, seeking to salvage talks that have been overwhelmed by negotiations over a dissident.

  • 07/06/2012 | World

    China makes surprise interest rate cut

    China delivered twin surprises on interest rates, cutting borrowing costs to combat faltering growth while giving banks additional flexibility to set competitive lending and deposit rates in step along the path of liberalization.

  • 16/06/2012 | World

    China puts its first woman astronaut into orbit

    China put its first woman into orbit one of three astronauts to attempt a critical space docking in the latest challenge for the country's ambitious space programme.

  • 30/06/2012 | Argentina

    Defence Minister travels to Beijing

    Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli left for Beijing today, amid new plans to boost bilateral relations between the two countries, which were decided on during Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao’s recent visit to Argentina.

  • 10/07/2012 | World

    China trade surplus jumps as import growth falters

    "Exports are better than expected, but I don't this means that we shouldn't be concerned about exports," Sun Junwei, Beijing-based China economist with HSBC, said.

  • 11/07/2012 | World

    Japan protests Chinese ships entry into waters near disputed isles

    Japanese and Chinese foreign ministers sparred over rival claims to uninhabited islands in the East China Sea but appeared to try to steer clear of the acrimony that plunged ties between the two Asian giants into a deep chill two years ago.

  • 19/07/2012 | World

    Russia, China veto UN Security Council resolution on Syria

    Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that threatened Syrian authorities with sanctions if they did not halt violence against an uprising, again thwarting Western hopes for tough action as the crisis in Syria escalates.

  • 22/07/2012 | World

    China to formally garrison disputed South China Sea

    China's powerful Central Military Commission has approved the formal establishment of a military garrison for the disputed South China Sea, state media said, in a move which could further boost tensions in already fractious region.

  • 23/07/2012 | World

    Severe typhoon hits Hong Kong and south China

    Hong Kong raised its highest tropical cyclone warning as an intensifying severe typhoon edged closer towards the financial hub, grounding flights and forcing the port to close.

  • 24/07/2012 | World

    Romney accuses Obama of weakness abroad, leaks

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of weakness in the face of US adversaries and promised he would be firm against Iran and China as he prepares to head overseas to boost his foreign policy credentials.

  • 28/07/2012 | Sports

    China leads Olympic medal standings at end of day one

    China lead the Olympic medal standings after winning four gold and two bronze on day two of the London Games on Saturday.


  • 30/07/2012 | Sports

    China's Ye on course for golden double

    Chinese swimming sensation Ye Shiwen set herself up for a golden double at the London Olympics when she posted the fastest qualifying time in the preliminaries of the women’s 200 metres individual medley.

  • 31/07/2012 | Sports

    Chinese deny Ye doping as Phelps seeks medal record

    China has vehemently rejected suggestions by a US coach that doping might be behind the astonishing performance of a Chinese swimmer as Michael Phelps, himself a former teen pool prodigy, bids to become the most decorated Olympian of all time.

  • 01/08/2012 | Argentina

    De Vido, Kicillof to visit China, hope for energy cooperation agreements

    Federal Planning Minister Julio de Vido announced that several members of the Argentine Government would be flying to China in September in order to close several cooperation agreements between Chinese oil companies and YPF, intended to deepen the bilateral relations.

  • 02/08/2012 | Sports

    Chinese investors buy into Inter Milan football club

    A group of Chinese investors will pay 55 million euros for a 15 percent stake in Inter Milan, becoming the second-biggest shareholder of the Italian premier league football club, sources close to the situation said.

  • 03/08/2012 | Sports

    Sun qualifies fastest for 1500m swimming final

    China's Sun Yang posted the fastest time in the heats of the men's 1500 metres freestyle today to stay on course to complete the long-distance double at the London Olympics.

  • 05/08/2012 | World

    China calls in US diplomat over South China Sea

    China's Foreign Ministry has called in a senior US diplomat to protest against remarks by the US State Department raising concerns over tensions in the contested South China Sea, further intensifying an already fraught territorial dispute.

  • 06/08/2012 | Sports

    Basketball: Britain gets first Olympic win in 64 years

    Britain won their first Olympic basketball game in 64 years and did so in style by thumping China 90-58 to the roars of the home crowd in their last contest of the London Games.

  • 08/08/2012 | Arts and Media

    James Cameron takes 3-D film venture to China

    Oscar-winning director James Cameron said that he will open a joint venture in China to provide 3-D filming technology, the latest move by Hollywood to secure a foothold in the country's booming movie industry.

  • 09/08/2012 | World

    OECD sees emerging market slowdown spreading to Russia

    Russia looks headed towards an economic slowdown, joining fellow emerging market powerhouses India and China whose economies are also showing signs of faltering, the latest report from the OECD showed today.

  • 15/08/2012 | Sports

    Maradona wants China coach job

    Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has underlined his desire to coach in China after arriving in the country for an eight-day charity trip, local media reported.

  • 23/08/2012 | World

    China escalates US trade dispute, requests WTO decision

    In a move that escalates a trade row with the United States, China said it would ask the World Trade Organization (WTO) to adjudicate a dispute over US punitive import duties on 22 Chinese exports, including solar panels and steel products.

  • 30/08/2012 | World

    Chinese president says supports EU efforts on debt crisis

    Chinese President Hu Jintao told visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday that China supports Europe's efforts to overcome the debt crisis, and that the sooner it is overcome the better it will be for the world, state radio reported.

  • 04/09/2012 | World

    China warns US not to take sides in sea disputes

    China warned the United States not to get involved in South China Sea territorial disputes as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to Beijing pledging to pass on a strong message on the need to calm regional tension.

  • 07/09/2012 | World

    Quakes in China kill dozens, damage 20,000 homes

    Two shallow 5.6 magnitude earthquakes hit southwestern China today, killing at least 50 people and forcing tens of thousands of people from damaged buildings, state media said.

  • 08/09/2012 | World

    China, Russia sound alarm on world economy at APEC summit

    China and Russia sounded the alarm about the state of the global economy at a summit on Saturday and urged Asian-Pacific countries to protect themselves by forging deeper regional economic ties.

  • 10/09/2012 | World

    Japan infuriates China by agreeing to buy disputed isles

    Japan has agreed to buy a group of islands disputed with China from their private owners, a government official said on Monday, prompting an angry rebuke from China a day after Chinese President Hu Jintao warned against such an "illegal" move.

  • 16/09/2012 | World

    China struggles to curb anger as protesters denounce Japan

    Chinese police used pepper spray, tear gas and water cannon to break up an anti-Japan protest in southern China as demonstrators took to the streets in scores of cities across the country in a long-running row over a group of disputed islands.

  • 17/09/2012 | World

    US launches auto case against China, Beijing fires back

    The United States today launched a new trade case against Chinese auto and auto-parts subsidies as President Barack Obama stumped for votes in Ohio, an auto manufacturing state that could be decisive in the November presidential election.

  • 19/09/2012 | World

    China's Xi says Japan's purchase of disputed isles a farce

    Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping denounced Japan's decision to buy disputed islands as a farce and said Tokyo should "rein in its behavior" as China moved to snuff out anti-Japan protests.

  • 19/09/2012 | World

    China seeks better military ties with US

    China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping held his first talks with a foreign official since vanishing from the public eye nearly two weeks ago, telling US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta he wanted to advance ties with the United States.

  • 24/09/2012 | World

    Japan protests as Chinese ships enter disputed waters

    Three Chinese ships briefly entered what Japan considers its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, prompting an official protest from Tokyo and renewed diplomatic efforts to cool tensions between the rivals.

  • 25/09/2012 | World

    China carrier a show of force as Japan tension festers

    China sent its first aircraft carrier into formal service amid a tense maritime dispute with Japan in a show of force that could worry its neighbors.

  • 11/10/2012 | World

    China's Mo Yan wins Nobel prize for literature

    Chinese writer Mo Yan won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature today for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and contemporary life grounded in his native land.

  • 13/10/2012 | World

    Romney hits Obama on China policies, vows action

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney today accused President Barack Obama of failing to "stand up to China" after the US Treasury put off releasing a politically sensitive report on the currency policies of major US trading partners.

  • 16/10/2012 | Sports

    Barça against playing Spanish Super Cup in China

    Barcelona are not prepared to play the Spanish Super Cup in Beijing next year despite a preliminary agreement between the soccer federation (RFEF) and a Chinese promoter, a club spokesman said.

  • 20/10/2012 | World

    China urges restraint as tensions mount between two Koreas

    China on Saturday urged North and South Korea to exercise restraint and safeguard peace on the peninsula, after the communist north threatened to fire on the south.

  • 04/11/2012 | World

    China wraps up key meeting with Bo Xilai expulsion

    Chinese leaders ended a key closed-door conclave with a decision to formally expel disgraced politician Bo Xilai from the Communist Party, in a meeting which also promoted two senior military men and approved the party constitution's amendment.

  • 06/12/2012 | World

    With focus on opposition, US races against time on Syria

    The United States is racing to finalize elements of its Syria strategy, planning new steps to shape and strengthen the still-fragmented opposition as signs build that the country is nearing a tipping point in the 20-month rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad.


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