Chris Buckley

Climate chief urges nations to show deal can be done

The UN climate change chief urged governments on Monday to make real steps towards a new treaty to fight global warming.

China tells Japan not to interfere in disputed isles

China told Japan on Tuesday to stop interfering with Chinese fishery protection vessels operating in seas claimed by both countries.

China hits back at Japan after boat captain freed

China on Saturday demanded Japan apologise for holding a Chinese boat captain, showing few outward signs of softening in a dispute.

China’s raises pressure on Japan, boat protest planned

China's top-ranked diplomat intensified pressure on Japan on Sunday, warning Tokyo against making "misjudgements" over the seizure of a fishing boat.

China crash kills 42 as plane overshoots runway

A passenger plane overshot a runway while landing at a new airport in north-east China late on Tuesday, bursting into flames and killing 42 people.

South Africa looks to boost investment from China

President Jacob Zuma called on Tuesday for greater investment in his country from China, as SA seeks to narrow its trade deficit with Beijing.

China urges region to step back from Korea clash

China deflected pressure to censure North Korea at a regional summit on Sunday, instead urging its neighbours to calm tensions.

China’s Hu flies in to quake site as toll tops 1 700

President Hu Jintao flew to China's remote and ruined Yushu county to speed relief distribution on Sunday, as Tibetan monks prayed over victims.

Tibetans cremate dead as toll passes 1 000

Tibetans cremated their dead on Saturday after a massive earthquake struck a remote part of China earlier in the week.

China earthquake death toll nears 800

Tibetans mourned dead relatives on Friday from an earthquake that killed nearly 800 people in remote western China.

Google risks China’s ire with slap to censorship

Google shut its mainland Chinese-language portal and began rerouting searches to an uncensored Hong Kong-based site.

China threatens US over Taiwan arms

China threatened to impose sanctions on US arms firms and cut cooperation with Washington unless it cancels a $6,4-billion arms sale to Taiwan.

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