Aug 5, 2014

China urged to reveal payments for Africa's natural resources

China should publicly disclose what it pays African governments for extracting oil, gas and minerals as a way to level the playing field for companies worldwide and help countries get a fair deal for their natural resource wealth, billionaire investor George Soros said on ...

Aug 5, 2014

Japan, China eye meeting over food safety this month

The Japanese and Chinese governments are making preparations to hold a working-level meeting on food safety later this month in light of a recent scandal over expired chicken meat provided by a Chinese producer, Japanese government sources said Monday. Aside from the content of ...

China controls narrative of violence in tense west

Aug 4, 2014

China controls narrative of violence in tense west

When a remote county in China’s far west exploded last week in what appeared to be the country’s worst ethnic violence since 2009, it took the government six days to put out an exact death toll. It isn’t clear when a full picture of ...

Obama seeks bigger Africa role for U.S.

Aug 4, 2014

Obama seeks bigger Africa role for U.S.

Ask Maj.-Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., the top U.S. military officer in Africa, how he thinks U.S. and European-backed African troops are faring in their war on Islamist militants in Somalia, and his answer comes back smartly: “Pretty darn good!” But when “son of ...

Aug 4, 2014

China auto factory ignored warnings about dust blast risk

Local government officials in China repeatedly warned a car parts factory that was rocked by a deadly blast over the weekend that high levels of dust could spark an explosion, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported Monday. The blast at the Kunshan Zhongrong ...

Rescuers scramble after nearly 400 die in China quake

Aug 4, 2014

Rescuers scramble after nearly 400 die in China quake

An intense rescue operation was under way in China Monday after an earthquake killed at least 381 people and injured thousands more, leaving scenes of devastation across a mountainous area. More than 12,000 houses collapsed and 30,000 were damaged in the quake zone in ...

Aug 4, 2014

China police holding six in tainted meat scandal: Xinhua

Police in China have detained six executives of a meat supply company at the center of the latest food safety scare to hit the country, state media reported on Sunday. Shanghai’s chief of police and deputy mayor, Bai Shaokang, told local radio that the ...

Aug 3, 2014

96 people killed in Xinjiang attack last week: China

Chinese state media said Sunday that 37 civilians and 59 “terrorists” had been killed in an attack earlier in the week in Xinjiang, home to China’s mainly Muslim Uighur minority. The total toll makes the incident by far the bloodiest since rioting involving Uighurs ...