The government is feeling pressure from the Chinese state-owned R11bn Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) vehicle plant being built in the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth...
SHANGHAI, CHINA: China stepped up pressure on foreign car manufacturers in the world's biggest car market, pledging to punish German luxury brand Audi and Chrysler of the United States for what it alleged was "monopoly behaviour".
HONG KONG, CHINA: Fans dressed as Transformers, Iron Man and Jedi knights were among thousands at the first day of Hong Kong's comic and games expo, where Xbox and Playstation went head-to-head with their new consoles.
SHANGHAI, CHINA: Sony will sell its PlayStation consoles in China through two joint ventures, the Japanese gaming company and its Chinese partner, as they seek to tap into the estimated 500m people who play video games in China.
SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei pledged to protect cyber security, following reports this month that a US government agency had been secretly tapping the company's networks.
BEIJING, CHINA: In 1984, with only US$25,000 in Chinese government funding and a dusty 20-square-metre bungalow as their headquarters, a small group of scientists in Beijing founded a firm called New Technology Developer Inc.
BEIJING, CHINA: A joint Chinese-Brazilian environmental monitoring satellite launched on Monday (9 December) from northern China failed to enter orbit, state media and experts said. This represents a setback for the country's fledgling space programme.
HONG KONG, CHINA: Fashion retailer Esprit said on Tuesday, 10 September, that it suffered a net loss of HK$4.39bn (US$566m) in the year to June as it struggled to turn its brand around amid stiff competition.
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.
BEIJING, CHINA: The maiden test flight of China's first large commercial jetliner has been delayed to 2015 due to development difficulties, state media reported on Wednesday (7 August), in a setback for the country's aviation ambitions.
SHANGHAI, CHINA: China is investigating global packaging giant Tetra Pak for "abusing" its dominant market role, an official said last week. This is the latest in a series of probes aimed at foreign companies operating in that country.
BEIJING, CHINA: China has warned the European Union against escalating bilateral trade disputes, urging Brussels to drop plans to probe Chinese telecom products and impose hefty taxes on its solar panels.
BEIJING, CHINA: French car manufacturer Renault has begun recalling more than 60,000 cars exported to China over problems with their fuel gauge sensors, China's consumer quality watchdog said, according to state media.