SYDNEY: Australia’s Qantas Airways said on Tuesday it had amended its website to no longer refer to Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries, rather than Chinese territories, after China issued a warning…
A large fire at a poultry farm and processing plant in northeastern China has killed at least 119 people, state media reports. The fire on Monday in Jilin province’s Mishazi township appeared…
Ker-CHING! Probably the most direct – or crass – display at last week’s Art Basel Hong Kong fair was an array of Andy Warhol dollar signs, conveniently sited right by the entrance…
Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang are taking over China’s leadership at a time when growth has slackened and labor issues have become more complex. Reports that businesses such as Foxconn Technology Group…
China’s new leader Xi Jinping has warned officials that they must fight corruption or risk ruining the country, strong words that come after a series of corruption investigations targeted high-level leaders in…
Throughout the just concluded 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party ubiquitous television screens in trains and metro stations broadcast a live feed of the Chinese assembly. Beijing’s busy people, however, seemed…
China’s eastern Zhejiang province has evacuated over 200,000 residents as it braces itself for a powerful typhoon that could be the worst in the area in years, the provincial govt said on…
Police in western China’s restive Xinjiang on Monday “gunned down” several rioters who attacked a police station and killed at least four people, though an exile group said the incident started when…
CHARLESTON – Indian qualifier Sania Mirza bowed out of the singles event of the WTA Family Circle Cup but advanced to the doubles semifinals along with Elena Vesnina. Sania’s brilliant singles run ended with a 6-2, 2-6, 2-6 quarter-final defeat against Chinese 11th seed Peng Shuai at the USD 721,000 hard court tournament.
In the one-hour 33 minutes contest, first service played a huge role in the outcome of the match as the Chinese raised the level of the game by a few notches
BEIJING – China’s Premier Wen Jiabao said on Saturday the nation had to tame inflation that threatened social stability as the government seeks to steer the world’s second-biggest economy towards more balanced and greener growth. In China’s version of a “State of the Union” address to be presented later to the annual parliament session, Wen said the government aims to contain inflation to within four percent this year. Failure to rein in price rises for food, housing and other goods
BEIJING – China announced a renewed double-digit hike in military spending on Friday after funding slowed last year, but insisted the nearly $92 billion outlay posed no external threat despite concerns abroad. The defence budget will rise 12.7 percent in 2011 to 601.1 billion yuan ($91.7 billion), said Li Zhaoxing, spokesman for China’s national parliament, citing a budget report to be submitted to the rubber-stamp legislature.
“China has always paid attention to controlling the
ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar on Thursday said Pakistan considers relations with China of utmost importance and appreciates its support for economic development.
She was talking to Minister of the International Department, Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) here at the Foreign Office. Issues pertaining to bilateral relations, regional and global issues of mutual interest were discussed.
The Minister highlighted the
BEIJING – China formally announced that its economy grew 10.3 percent in 2010, marking the fastest annual pace since the onset of the global crisis, but concerns about persistent inflation sent Asian markets tumbling.
The data has fuelled expectations for a stronger currency – a change that Washington has pressed for during President Hu Jintao’s high-profile US visit this week – as China pulls on a variety of levers to rein in consumer prices.
Gross domestic product rose 9.8
HONG KONG – Venus Williams crashed in Hong Kong Friday as her preparations for the Australian Open were marred by a second straight-sets defeat in as many days.
Chinese ace Li Na dominated the seven-time Grand Slam winner in every department for the 6-3, 7-6 victory, helping Asia-Pacific to draw level with the Americas in the silver final of Hong Kong’s World Team Challenge Friday. “I enjoy playing here, I love the fans her supporting me. I’m looking forward to coming back next
SEOUL – The United States sought China’s help in persuading its long-time ally North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons, sending its envoy to Beijing on Wednesday as part of a campaign to press the North. The US envoy for North Korea policy, Stephen Bosworth, met South Korean officials in Seoul before heading to China. Washington hopes talks on dismantling North Korea’s nuclear work can start soon, though a breakthrough may prove elusive.
North Korea issued a statement demanding
BEIJING: China’s central bank kept up its rhetoric against inflation and excess liquidity on Friday by saying it will deploy a range of policy tools to head off inflationary pressures and asset bubbles.
Hu Xiaolian, a deputy governor at the People’s Bank of China, said monetary policy in the world’s second-largest economy needs to be prudent to tame inflation, which hit a 28-month high of 5.1 percent in November.
“The most important task of our monetary policy next year is
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira on Sunday said that Chinese premier Wen Jiabao has assured Pakistani leadership that his country would support Pakistan at all fronts. He was addressing a news conference here along with Pakistani ambassador in China, Masood Khan. When asked as to why the Chinese PM avoided to mention Kashmir issue, Kaira said, “There is no change in China’s stance over Kishmir issue. Chinese premier has assured Pakistan that they