Wenwen Meng

Oscar red carpet heats up as stars arrive

Hollywood's biggest fashion parade, the red carpet outside the Oscars, began heating up on Sunday afternoon ahead of the world's top film awards where silent movie The Artist is widely seen as the choice for best movie.

Fate of Maldives president unclear as police mutiny

Confusion reigned over the status of the Maldivian president on Tuesday after opposition protests boiled over with a police mutiny and some diplomats said he had resigned, but a source close to the president said he was chairing a cabinet meeting.

China Bars its Airlines from EU Emissions Scheme

China on Monday barred its airlines from a European scheme to reduce carbon emissions, hardening its stance a week before a summit at which the European Union will seek Chinese help to ease its debt crisis.

Protesters over Syria Stone Chinese Embassy in Libya

Syrian and Libyan demonstrators hurled rocks, eggs and tomatoes at the Chinese embassy in Tripoli on Monday, after Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution backing an Arab plan urging Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to give up power.

Russia, China lose credit in Arab world: League chief

The Arab League chief said on Monday that Russia and China had lost diplomatic credit in the Arab world by vetoing a U.N. resolution on Syria and may have sent a message to Damascus that it had a free hand to crack down on protests.

China says Wall Street protests cause for reflection

China's Foreign Ministry said Monday global protests sparked by the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States were a cause for reflection, but the reflection should be focused on ensuring the world's healthy economic growth.

Hit and run in China sparks soul-searching

Video footage of a two-year-old child run over by a van and ignored by passersby in China has ignited public uproar for what some are calling the immorality of modern society.

China watches nervously as Taiwan election nears

China is steeling itself for another presidential election in rambunctiously democratic Taiwan, hoping a victory for the ruling Nationalists enables even better ties but also girding for an opposition win that may inflame tensions.

China launches lobbying push on currency bill

China has launched an intense lobbying effort in Washington to kill legislation that would punish it for its currency system, in the latest display of its more sophisticated approach to influence U.S. policy.

China Gaining Upper Hand in Friendship with Russia

China is gaining the upper hand in its much vaunted friendship with Russia due to Beijing's shift away from relying on Moscow for advanced weapons and deep problems with energy cooperation, a report released on Monday said.

Shanghai subway trains collide injuring more than 270

Two subway trains collided in Shanghai on Tuesday injuring more than 270 passengers, 20 critically, prompting public anger two months after a crash between two high-speed trains and renewing concerns about China's aggressive rail building plans.

Foxconn says fire at China plant extinguished

A fire at a plant belonging to Apple Inc supplier Foxconn Group in Shandong, eastern China, has been extinguished without casualties and there will be no impact on operations, said a spokesman for group's listed entity Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd .

Japan's Kobe Steel mulls sheet plant in China

Kobe Steel Ltd , Japan's No.4 steelmaker, said on Tuesday it was in talks with China's Anshan Iron and Steel Group to jointly build a plant for high-strength automotive steel sheets in China, in a bid to tap growing demand for lighter vehicles there.

Greentown woes reveal risks in China property boom

China is moving to choke off funding avenues to developers across the country, tightening or eliminating credit options in a bid to slow the rampant property market and bring down prices without sending the broader economy into a crash.

Blunt talk from China ex-premier stirs reform pot

Crumbling flood dykes in China decried as tofu dregs built by parasites. Erring bankers lashed as half-wits and crime accomplices. Special hotels for Communist Party elite dismissed as wasteful piles of golden splendour.

S&P sees liquidity strain for China developers

China's property developers are facing increasing liquidity pressure over the next six to 12 months and tightening credit conditions may see some cut prices, Standard and Poor's said on Tuesday.

China makes new push for North Korea nuclear talks

China urged regional powers on Monday to restart moribund nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea, with its foreign minister Yang Jiechi defending Beijing as an honest broker seeking to defuse confrontation with Pyongyang.

China centre stage in long-running US campaign show

It could almost be scripted. A U.S. politician threatens to take China on if he makes the White House. The official Chinese press level a barrage of criticism laced with sarcasm. Beijing's Foreign Ministry steps in offering a milder diplomatic response.

No new China stimulus - former deputy central banker

China should refrain from boosting credit and fiscal spending again as stimulus measures to avoid fueling inflation and pushing up government debt, Wu Xiaoling, a former deputy central bank governor said in remarks published on Monday.

China's Sany Heavy to raise $3.33 bln in HK offer

Sany Heavy Industry Co Ltd , China's largest construction machinery maker, could raise up to $3.33 billion in the second biggest stock offering this year in Hong Kong, braving volatile markets to raise funds for expansion of its factories.

China Quells Village Solar Pollution Protests

Residents of a village in east China accused riot police of heavy-handed tactics after a three-day protest against a solar panel factory accused of dumping toxic waste was brought to an end on Sunday.