Sri Lanka in talks for $100mn emergency funding from Beijing-backed bank

Sri Lanka in talks for $100mn emergency funding from Beijing-backed bank

The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is considering granting $100 million in emergency support to Sri Lanka, the country's finance ministry said on Sunday.

China to provide Ukraine humanitarian aid, praises Russia ties

China to provide Ukraine humanitarian aid, praises Russia ties

China's Red Cross will provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine "as soon as possible", Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday, as he praised his country's friendship with Russia as "rock solid".

Nicaragua switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China

Nicaragua switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China

Nicaragua inked a deal on Friday switching diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China in a political coup for Beijing as it seeks to isolate the democratic island it has vowed to one day seize.

Philippines accuses China of 'harassment' in disputed sea

Philippines accuses China of 'harassment' in disputed sea

Manila's defence minister on Tuesday accused the Chinese coastguard of "intimidation and harassment" after Philippine navy personnel were filmed and photographed unloading goods in the disputed South China Sea.

China downgrades diplomatic ties with Lithuania over Taiwan row

China downgrades diplomatic ties with Lithuania over Taiwan row

China has officially downgraded diplomatic ties with Lithuania in protest, the foreign ministry in Beijing said Sunday, after Taiwan established a de facto embassy in Vilnius.

China urges families to keep stocks of daily necessities ahead of winter

China urges families to keep stocks of daily necessities ahead of winter

The Chinese government has told families to keep daily necessities in stock in case of emergencies, after Covid-19 outbreaks and unusually heavy rains that caused a surge in vegetable prices raised concerns about supply shortages.

Taiwan says needs to be alert to 'over the top' military activities by China

Taiwan says needs to be alert to 'over the top' military activities by China

Taiwan needs to be on alert for China's "over the top" military activities, the premier said on Tuesday, after a record 56 Chinese aircraft flew into Taiwan's air defence zone, while the president said the island would do what it took to defend itself.

Asian factories stagnate as China's slowdown, supply constraints hit

Asian factories stagnate as China's slowdown, supply constraints hit

Asia's manufacturing activity broadly stagnated in September as pandemic-induced factory shutdowns and signs of slowing Chinese growth weighed on the region's economies, surveys showed on Friday.

QP signs pact to supply 3.5mtpa LNG to China's CNOOC

QP signs pact to supply 3.5mtpa LNG to China's CNOOC

Qatar Petroleum entered into a long-term sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with CNOOC Gas and Power Trading & Marketing Limited, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), for the supply of 3.5 million tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG

13 killed, including 9 Chinese nationals, in Pakistan bus blast

13 killed, including 9 Chinese nationals, in Pakistan bus blast

Nine Chinese workers were among 13 people killed on Wednesday when a blast on a bus sent it careering down a ravine in northwestern Pakistan, government and police officials said.

QP signs pact with Shell to supply China with 1mpta LNG for ten years

QP signs pact with Shell to supply China with 1mpta LNG for ten years

Qatar Petroleum on Wednesday entered into a long-term Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Shell for the supply of 1 million tons per annum (MTPA) of LNG to the People's Republic of China for ten years. LNG deliveries will commence in January 2022 to various LNG terminals in China.

March of the elephants: China's rogue herd spotlights habitat loss

March of the elephants: China's rogue herd spotlights habitat loss

A mammoth trek across southern China by a herd of elephants that has captivated the world with their playful antics has thrown a spotlight on the loss of their habitat and conservation challenges.