Hong Kong leader: Democracy would see poor people dominate vote

Hong Kong`s Beijing-backed leader Leung Chun-ying told media that if the government met pro-democracy protesters` demands it would result in the city`s poorer people dominating elections.

Key Chinese Communist Party meeting opens in Beijing

Leaders of China`s ruling Communist Party opened a highly-anticipated meeting Monday, as state media emphasised the need to tighten control over the country`s legal system.

China, US to fight Ebola epidemic together

Setting aside their strategic rivalry, the US and China on Sunday agreed to cooperate in stepping up efforts to control the raging Ebola epidemic in Africa.

Hong Kong govt to open talks with democracy protesters next week

Hong Kong`s government has said it will open talks with student demonstrators on Tuesday, after three nights of violent clashes between police and protesters who have paralysed parts of the city with mass pro-democracy rallies.

Hong Kong pro-government activists rally against Occupy protest

Tens of thousands of people, some waving Chinese flags, marched through Hong Kong on Saturday to protest against a pro-democracy campaign to blockade the business district unless Beijing grants acceptable electoral reforms.

Largest drum-shaped building in China sets Guinness record

An 18-metre-high structure in the shape of a drum in east China's Anhui Province was on Saturday named the world's largest drum-shaped building by the Guinness World Records.

Putin's tiger 'Kuzya' may spend winter in China
Putin's tiger 'Kuzya' may spend winter in China

A Siberian tiger that reportedly roamed into China after being set free by Russian President Vladimir Putin may spend the winter in China.

Hong Kong govt to open talks with democracy protesters Tuesday

Hong Kong`s embattled government said it will open talks with student protesters Tuesday, after three nights of clashes between police and demonstrators who have staged huge pro-democracy rallies for nearly three weeks.

Kerry in `frank` talks with top Chinese official

US Secretary of State John Kerry wined and dined a top Chinese official on Friday as Washington and Beijing grapple with a number of bilateral differences and global issues.

Hong Kong activists regroup; police chief warns safety at risk
Hong Kong activists regroup; police chief warns safety at risk

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists recaptured parts of a core protest zone from police early on Saturday after hours of turmoil that the city`s police chief warned undermined order and jeopardised public safety.

China angry over Japan lawmakers' shrine visits

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to a controversial war shrine on Friday as 100 lawmakers paid their respects there, in a move Beijing said ratcheted up regional tensions.

China, Russia mull high-speed Moscow-Beijing rail line: Reports

China and Russia are considering building a high-speed rail line thousands of kilometres from Moscow to Beijing that would cut the journey time from six days on the celebrated Trans-Siberian to two, Chinese media reported on Friday.

China`s Xi to tighten control at key Communist conclave: Experts

China`s Communist rulers gather next week for a key meeting devoted to the "rule of law", but observers say the conclave will in fact mark another tightening of control by party leader Xi Jinping after crackdowns on internal dissent and graft.

Hong Kong police clear protesters, barricades at key site
Hong Kong police clear protesters, barricades at key site

 Hundreds of Hong Kong police staged their biggest and boldest raid yet on a pro-democracy protest camp before dawn on Friday, charging down student-led activists who have held a key intersection in one of the main protest zones for more than three weeks.

Singer married to China president's brother resurfaces

A Chinese army singer who mysteriously disappeared from public view six years ago has made a surprising reappearance in local media -- as the wife of the President Xi Jinping's brother.

Eight reported dead in latest land clash in China

Eight people have died in a clash between construction workers and villagers in southwestern China over a land dispute, the government and Chinese media said on Wednesday, in the latest bout of rural unrest in the world`s most populous country.

Hong Kong protests: Police officers accused of using excessive force 'removed'
Hong Kong protests: Police officers accused of using excessive force 'removed'

Hong Kong police officers, who were accused of using “excessive force” to clear pro-democracy protesters, have reportedly been reassigned by authorities.

Moscow and Beijing 'natural allies' Vladimir Putin tells China

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday praised growing economic ties with "natural ally" Beijing as he hosted Chinese premier Li Keqiang for high-profile talks.

Moscow and Beijing 'natural allies' Vladimir Putin tells China

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday praised growing economic ties with "natural ally" Beijing as he hosted Chinese premier Li Keqiang for high-profile talks.

China reopens embassy in Somalia after 23 years

China has reopened its embassy in Somalia after a gap of 23 years, in a significant move to support the African country's peace process and post-war reconstruction.