March 2009

China to boost military spending

Wed, 03/04/2009 - 11:00

China says it will increase military spending by a "modest" 14.9% this year to 480.6bn yuan ($70.2bn; £50bn).

China says Tibetan "protest" was celebration

Tue, 03/03/2009 - 11:00

Monks who gathered outside a Tibetan monastery on Sunday were celebrating their new administrator, not protesting, a top official was quoted saying on Tuesday, rejecting foreign reports of the incident.

West 'uses Tibet to attack China'

Mon, 03/02/2009 - 11:00

China has published a paper praising its rule in Tibet and accusing the West of trying to inflame tensions there.

NATO may ask China for support in Afghanistan

Mon, 03/02/2009 - 11:00

NATO may ask China to provide support for the war effort in Afghanistan, including possibly opening a supply link for alliance forces, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

China faces 'severe' year for foreign trade: state media

Mon, 03/02/2009 - 11:00

China's deputy commerce minister has warned the country's exporters face a severe situation in the year ahead as the global financial crisis deepens, state media reported Monday.

China exports fall at fastest rate in 10 years

Mon, 03/02/2009 - 11:00

China’s exports fell at their fastest rate in a decade as the government said Tuesday the country’s trade slump worsened again in December - a decline that’s led to masses of layoffs and growing fears of social unrest.