The Ehang 184, created by Guangzhou-based company Ehang, essentially looks like a larger version of a quadcopter drone

China’s Ehang unveils autonomous flying vehicle for people

Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. unveiled what it calls the world’s first drone capable of carrying a human passenger. A Chinese company has unveiled the world’s first commercially available passenger drone at... Read more »
North Korea announced on Wednesday that it has tested a nuclear device, after reports of a non-natural earthquake near a previously-used test site.

North Korea confirms hydrogen bomb test after earthquake report

North Korea today revealed it had detonated a hydrogen bomb, triggering a 5.1-magnitude earthquake and propelling the dictatorship on a new collision course with world powers. The thermonuclear weapon is believed to... Read more »
A woman uses a mobile phone to take a picture at the China Ice and Snow World on the eve of the opening ceremony of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province on January 4, 2016. Over one million visitors are expected to attend the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival, where buildings of ice are bathed in ethereal lights and international ice sculptors compete for honours. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT:

Harbin Ice Festival in China: World’s most stunning winter festival

More than one million visitors are expected to attend the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival, where buildings of ice are bathed in ethereal lights and international ice sculptors compete for honors. The legendary... Read more »

Hainan becomes Sydney’s sixth new airline for 2015

Hainan Airlines has returned to Sydney for the first time since 2012 with the inaugural direct seasonal service from Xi’an touching down at Sydney Airport on Thursday morning. Hainan launched flights to Sydney in January... Read more »
Dozens of people are missing after a landslide engulfed 22 buildings in Chinese city of Shenzhen.

China landslide leaves at least 85 missing after buildings collapse in Shenzhen

Dozens of people are missing after a landslide engulfed 22 buildings at an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. HONG KONG — As rescuers searched Monday for survivors of... Read more »
South China Sea

Australia sent surveillance plane over South China Sea

A radio recording of a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) surveillance plane conducting a freedom-of-navigation flight over the South China Sea has emerged for the first time. The audio has been published... Read more »
China,France agree on climate compliance checks

France and China agree checks on emissions-cutting compliance

China and France have agreed to include compliance checks in the international climate change agreement that will be negotiated in Paris in December. French President Francois Hollande who is in China to... Read more »

Chinese Ambassador assures Sri Lanka on support for economic stability

COLOMBO — The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang has assured Sri Lanka that China’s economy remains stable and still has a huge potential. He said that despite the economy facing a... Read more »
hinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in Beijing, capital of China, July 15, 2015. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Chinese president meets Fijian PM in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping held meeting with Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on Wednesday in Beijing, capital of China, July 15, 2015. Fiji is keen to attach Chinese investment in the IT... Read more »

Australia to contribute $930 million to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Joe Hockey says

Australia will become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced. The decision comes after extensive discussions between the Government, China and other key partners... Read more »

10-year multiple-entry visas for Chinese travellers to boost Australian tourism

The federal government has extended multiple entry visas to Chinese nationals from three to 10 years to better compete with the US, which is also clamouring for more Asian tourists. Trade and... Read more »
More than 207,900 migrants settled permanently in Australia in 2013–14: Report

More than 207,900 migrants settled permanently in Australia in 2013–14: Report

Over 200,000 people moved to Australia, in order to live permanently in 2013 to 2014 financial year, there has been a big increase in the number of international students. Official figures from... Read more »
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Chinese Trade Minister Gao Hucheng attended the signing ceremony Wednesday in Canberra.

Australia, China sign landmark free trade agreement

Trade deal termed milestone in Australia and China bilateral relations Australia and China have signed a landmark free trade agreement after more than a decade of negotiations, providing a boon for jobs and... Read more »
climate change

US, UK least concerned about climate change, survey says

The United States and Britain are the main barriers when it comes to tackling climate change, according to a new survey. The survey by YouGov, spanning four continents and 15 countries, found... Read more »
A passenger ship carrying 458 people, has sunk in the Yangtze river in China

Most of 458 passengers feared dead as Chinese ferry sinks in Yangtze

A passenger ship carrying 458 people, mainly elderly Chinese tourists, has sunk in the Yangtze river in what could be one of China’s worst disasters in years. WUHAN, (China) — Rescuers pulled... Read more »
South China Sea dispute

South China Sea disputes test Beijing’s peaceful rise

By John Kemp The South China Sea has become the most important testing ground for the changing economic, political and military relationship between China and the United States. The islands, rocks, reefs... Read more »

China’s yuan no longer undervalued, says IMF

China’s currency “is no longer undervalued”, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The US has long suggested that China has manipulated the value of the yuan to boost its exports. Undervaluation... Read more »

India asks China to “reconsider its approach” on some issues

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his country and China have been successful in settling some differences between the two Asian giants, as New Delhi and Beijing move to introduce a new... Read more »

China overtakes US as Australia’s largest foreign investor

China swamps US as top foreign investor in Australia after $12b property splurge China has become Australia’s biggest source of approved foreign investment for the first time after a $12.4 billion splurge on... Read more »

Chinese builder assembled 57-storey skyscraper in 19 days

CHANGSHA, (China) — A Chinese construction company is claiming to be the world’s fastest builder after erecting a 57-storey skyscraper in 19 working days in central China. The Broad Sustainable Building Co.... Read more »

Bizarre bat-winged dinosaur may reveal evolution of birds

Bizarre bat–winged dinosaur once soared over China Chinese scientists say they have discovered a new dinosaur species, with bat-like wings, that sheds light on how dinosaurs may have evolved into birds. Chinese... Read more »

Chinese rescue team rushes aid to Nepal after devastating earthquake

KATHMANDU, (Nepal) — China this weekend rushed a 62-person team to Nepal to help with the ongoing search rescue operation after Saturday’s 7.9-magnitude earthquake. They landed in Kathmandu early Sunday and set... Read more »

China’s Xi Jinping and Japan’s Shinzo Abe hold rare meeting, call for better ties

The Chinese and Japanese leaders have held another rare meeting in a sign of easing tensions between the two East Asian powers over the disputed islands and the wartime legacy. Chinese President... Read more »

Chinese President receives warm welcome in Pakistan

Pakistan’s top leadership welcomed Chinese President Xi on his arrival on a two-day state visit on Monday (20 April 2015) on a much-awaited trip that seeks to bolster strategic and economic cooperation... Read more »