Deficit hits $104b in first half

2015-07-24 06:59:18

China sees intensified net capital outflow in the first six months as the foreign exchange settlement deficit increases, according to official data.

Japan's Nikkei buys Financial Times in $1.3b deal

2015-07-23 22:37:45

The sale of the FT Group does not include its 50 percent stake in The Economist newspaper or the London headquarters of the business daily.

Astronomers discover most Earth-like planet yet

2015-07-24 07:31:46

The planet, discovered by NASA, is 60 percent bigger than Earth and located 1,400 light years away in the constellation Cygnus.

Warriors star in lakeside opera spectacular

2015-07-24 07:49:53

Replicas of the Terracotta Warriors give Giacomo Puccini's opera a distinctly Chinese flavor at the opening of the Bregenz Festival.

Japan's Mitsubishi to offer apology, compensation to Chinese forced laborers in WWII

2015-07-24 09:16:01

Japan's Mitsubishi Materials will offer compensation and apology to Chinese forced laborers it used during the World War II, according to Japan's Kyodo News early Friday, citing sources directly involved in the issue.

Storming of consulate condemned

2015-07-24 07:59:31

Ten separatists are arrested and eight to face charges following the intrusion into the compound of the Chinese consulate-general in Sydney by a group of Tibetan separatists.

Former Japan PM on street against security bills

2015-07-23 23:39:24

Former Japanese PM Tomiichi Murayama, 91, addressed protesters gathering around the parliament building in protest of a series of controversial security bills pushed forward by the government.

Australian police arrest Tibetan protesters at Chinese consulate

2015-07-23 11:39:14

Australian police arrested eight Tibetan protesters who stormed the Chinese consulate in Sydney on Wednesday, including one person who scaled a flagpole to pull down the Chinese flag.

China to provide $10m for Nepal's reconstruction

2015-07-23 15:56:46

In a bid to help quake-stricken country in its reconstruction process, China agreed to provide cash assistance of 10 million US dollars to Nepal under the Post-Disaster Reconstruction Aid Project Plan on Thursday.

India expresses concerns over US military sale to Pakistan

2015-07-23 15:02:48

India has conveyed to the US its concerns over the sale of missiles and military choppers to Pakistan, saying it is keeping a close tab on the developments in the region which are of this country's national interest.

Nepal rebuilds home three months after earthquake

2015-07-23 14:53:05

It has been 3 months since Nepal was hit on April 25 by its deadliest earthquake in eight decades. The damages left by the earthquake can still be seen everywhere in the country, but the hope and persistence to rebuild can also be felt among the people.