Pacific islands welcome Belt and Road opportunities

2015-07-31 20:57:12

A senior official from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), an inter-governmental organization that aims to enhance cooperation between nations of the Pacific Ocean, sees the Belt and Road Initiative as an historic opportunity for stronger economic links with China.

China expresses understanding on delay of Afghan peace talks

2015-07-31 10:22:24

China on Thursday expressed understanding on the postponement of the second round of talks between the Afghanistan government and Taliban representatives amid revelations about the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

Debris discovered 'very likely' from Boeing 777: Malaysian PM

2015-07-31 00:40:12

The debris will be shipped by French authorities to Toulouse, site of the nearest office of the BEA, the French authority responsible for civil aviation accident investigations.

Taliban confirm leader's death, choose Mullah Omar successor

2015-07-31 00:12:29

High-ranking officials from the Afghan Taliban confirmed the death of their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and said the group has elected his successor.

Picking up the aircraft pieces found on Réunion Island

2015-07-30 10:14:05

The two-meter-long piece of debris, which appears to be part of a wing, was found by employees of an association cleaning the area. They handed it over to the air transport brigade of the French gendarmerie (BGTA), which has opened an investigation.

Chinese killed in fishing accident in New Zealand

2015-07-30 14:42:22

A Chinese man was killed Thursday in a fishing boat accident on the west of New Zealand's North Island, the New Zealand Police said.

Myanmar grants amnesty to 155 Chinese loggers

2015-07-30 13:59:42

The Myanmar government on Thursday granted an amnesty to 6,966 prisoners including 155 detained Chinese loggers, a higher official confirmed.

India executes man for role in 1993 Mumbai blasts

2015-07-30 11:24:50

India executed Yakub Memon for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, after the country's Supreme Court rejected his last-minute plea to stop his hanging in an unprecedented pre-dawn hearing.

Chinese embassy rebuts NY Times editorial on China-Philippines dispute

2015-07-30 09:55:11

The Chinese Embassy in Washington has called the New York Times' July 17 editorial on the China-Philippines dispute over the South China Sea unfair, stressing that China's approach toward this issue is to hold direct bilateral negotiations.

Chinese FM to visit Singapore, Malaysia

2015-07-30 09:55:00

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Singapore and Malaysia in early August, and attend foreign ministers' meetings on east Asian cooperation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei announced Wednesday in a press release.

Authorities study plane debris found off Africa for links to Flight MH370

2015-07-30 07:52:56

France's air crash investigation agency said it's too early to say if plane debris found off on Reunion Island came from the missing flight MH370.

Pakistan police say kill leader of banned sectarian group

2015-07-29 18:39:19

Pakistani police killed the leader of the sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, his two sons and 11 others on Wednesday in a shootout after gunmen attacked a police convoy and freed him as he was being moved, police said.