Latest News and Information from China

  • China, ASEAN aim to boost trade to 1 tln USD by 2020

    09 October 2013

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- China and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members agreed here on Wednesday to scale up their two-way trade to one trillion U.S. dollars by 2020, more than doubled to that of last year, according to a joint statement issued on the same day. The ... Read more ›

  • Thousands evacuated as Typhoon Fitow lashes China

    07 October 2013

    Typhoon Fitow barrelled into China's east coast on Monday, packing winds of more than 200 km/h, after hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated and bullet train services were suspended. At least three people were reported killed, all of them near the city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, the s... Read more ›

  • Deadly giant hornets kill 42 people in China

    03 October 2013

    Hong Kong (CNN) -- A thumb-sized wasp with an orange head has killed dozens of people in China and injured more than 1,500 with its powerful venomous sting. The Asian giant hornet, known scientifically as Vespa mandarinia, carries a venom that destroys red blood cells, which can result in kidney fa... Read more ›

  • China launches free trade zone in Shanghai

    30 September 2013

    China has launched a free trade zone in Shanghai, easing restrictions on foreign investment inside the area and loosening controls on 18 service sectors. China has launched a major free trade zone seen as a testing ground for long-awaited market reforms in the world's second largest economy. Comme... Read more ›

  • Casualties reported as Typhoon Usagi sweeps through southern China, Hong Kong

    23 September 2013

    A powerful typhoon has drenched Hong Kong and the southern China coast, killing at least 20 people on the mainland, crippling power lines and causing flooding and gale force winds. China's National Meteorological Centre issued its highest alert, with more than 80,000 people moved to safety in Fujia... Read more ›

  • China vows air pollution cuts

    12 September 2013

    CHINA has vowed to reduce levels of atmospheric pollutants in Beijing and other major cities by as much as 25 per cent to try to improve their dire air quality. China's State Council, or cabinet, said on Thursday that "concentrations of fine particles" in the capital's air will fall by "approximate... Read more ›

  • China trade performance better than expected

    09 September 2013

    China's trade performance was better than expected last month, as stronger exports to recovering overseas economies caused the trade surplus to widen to $US28.6 billion ($31.5 billion), customs figures show. Improved exports, a key driver of growth for China, are a positive sign for the world's sec... Read more ›

  • Cook Islands hosts world first aid project with China

    03 September 2013

    China, New Zealand and the Cook Islands have agreed to deliver a major development project in the Pacific region. Under the deal, China will work jointly with New Zealand and the Cook Islands government to improve the water mains system on Rarotonga, the Cook Islands' main island. The Pacific is t... Read more ›

  • Typhoon Trami kills 2, affects 200,000 in China

    26 August 2013

    NANNING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Downpours brought by Typhoon Trami and monsoon have left two people dead and nearly 200,000 affected in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said Monday. As of 5 p.m. Sunday, the rainfalls that started from Thursday have affected 197,600 peo... Read more ›