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Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Kuala Lumpur - Beijing was officially declared the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, narrowly beating Almaty, Kazakhstan by just four votes.

Plane debris could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Washington - Plane debris found in the western Indian Ocean appears to be from a Malaysia Airlines airliner that disappeared with 239 passengers and crew last year.

China artist Ai Weiwei says Britain restricted his visa

Bejing - Britain has denied Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa and restricted him to a three-week trip because he did not declare a "criminal conviction" in his application, he cited an embassy official as saying Thursday.

Turkey's Erdogan in China for talks amid Uighur strains

Bejing - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Chinese leaders for talks in Beijing on Wednesday, a day after securing NATO's backing for Ankara's fight against Islamic State militants.

Nuclear weapons not a toy, says North Korea's China envoy

Bejing - North Korea's nuclear weapons are "not a plaything" and their future is not up for negotiation, Pyongyang's ambassador to China said Tuesday, ahead of a visit by a US envoy.

Only 100 tigers left in Bangladesh's famed Sundarbans: Survey

Nestled in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in Bangladesh's Bay of Bengal lies the Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest forests in the world. It is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, whose numbers are in steep decline.

Op-Ed: The hidden risks behind China’s stock market crash

Remember Japan? In the 1980s, thanks to its spectacular economic growth, Japanophobia and Japan bashing were the most popular pastimes in the U.S.

China shows off victory over Japan logo

Bejing - China on Monday unveiled its official logo for the forthcoming commemorations of victory over Japan 70 years ago, invoking both peace in the form of doves and robust nationalism with Communist colours and imagery of the Great Wall.

China artist Ai Weiwei given German visa

Bejing - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been given a visa to travel to Germany, he told AFP on Monday, just days after police handed him back his passport following a four year confiscation.

China escalator swallows toddler's mother: Report

Bejing - A woman was killed after she plunged through flooring over an escalator in a Chinese department store, reports said Monday, thrusting her toddler to safety as she fell to her death.

China sentences 14 'Almighty God' members to jail: Xinhua

Bejing - A total of 14 members of a Chinese religious cult have been jailed for up to three years, state media said Sunday, the latest sentences after two members were executed this year for killing a woman.

Passenger subdued after arson attempt on Chinese plane: Reports

Bejing - A man who tried to set fire to the cabin of a plane with more than 100 people aboard as it was landing in southern China early Sunday was overpowered by fellow passengers and crew, reports said.

Five fascinating facts that you may not know about the red panda

Scampering around in the trees from Nepal to northern Myanmar is an animal that is so cute, it looks like a creature from a child's dream. Perhaps it is, but it's also actually real. Red pandas can also be found in the mountains of southwestern China.

Protesters condemn China's aggression in West Philippine Sea Special

The West Philippine Sea Coalition has condemned China's aggression in the West Philippine Sea in a protest rally held along Roxas Boulevard (fronting the West Philippine Sea) in Manila Saturday morning.

Collector's fury as Chinese antiques returned from Paris

Bejing - More than 30 ancient gold ornaments went on show in a Chinese museum this week after Paris quietly insisted a billionaire collector and France's top antique dealer return them on the grounds they were stolen.

US team beats Iranians in Robocup football final

Bejing - A team of American humanoid robots defeated foes from Iran on Wednesday in the final of an annual football tournament for intelligent sporting machines held in China.

China artist Ai Weiwei says passport returned after four years

Bejing - Police handed Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei back his passport on Wednesday four years after it was confiscated, he told AFP, hailing the move with a smiley emoticon.

Chinese librarian replaced artworks with own fakes

Bejing - A Chinese librarian stole 143 artworks from his own gallery and replaced them with his own fakes, he told a court -- only to find his works being substituted by other fraudsters.

Retired General wants China to take Ayungin Shoal by force

A retired Chinese general has called on Beijing to take Ayungin Shoal by force if the Philippines continues to do repair work on a dilapidated vessel anchored on the shoal and used as a security station by Philippine Navy.

Top China Communist's fall a political move: analysts

Bejing - The Chinese Communist Party's expulsion of a former top aide to ex-president Hu Jintao for corruption is a political move reinforcing Xi Jinping's power, analysts said Tuesday.
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