China is relaxing travel restrictions in the province of Hubei, which was hardest-hit by the Covid-19 outbreak, sending thousands of workers back to jobs at factories desperate to get production going again.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2020
News of Stanley Johnson’s visit to Chinese officials emerged after he sent an email to environment minister Lord (Zac) Goldsmith and other officials, but mistakenly included the BBC in the email chain.
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020
US ambassador Nikki Haley said that North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could reach Washington and the entire east coast of the United States "brings us closer" to a war.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2017
Authorities in China have ordered hundreds of factories to cut back activity ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou in early September, in a bid to ensure clean air, but the restrictions may cut oil demand in the world’s second-biggest oil consumer.
Wed, 24 Aug, 2016
China has rejected a call from a United Nations rights watchdog to halt torture of detainees, saying the group’s recommendations were based on unverified information and that it should “improve its work style.”
Fri, 11 Dec, 2015
China’s economic growth dipped below 7% for the first time since the global financial crisis, figures showed yesterday, hurt partly by cooling investment, raising pressure on Beijing to further cut interest rates and take other measures to stoke activity.
Tue, 20 Oct, 2015
Increased infrastructure investment is key to stabilising China’s economic growth, a top state adviser said yesterday, while calling on the country’s central bank to lower the cost of financing for companies and increase overall credit.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015