The exchange was a rare warm moment between the two countries which have witnessed tension as Britain has criticised China over its human rights record on issues like Hong Kong and Xinjiang
Coronavirus epidemic: Toll rises to 490 in China; 10 on Japanese cruise ship test positive for virus, 3,700 crew, passengers quarantined on-board for 14 days
Deaths from a new virus rose to 490 in mainland China on Wednesday while new cases on a Japanese cruise ship, in Hong Kong and in Thailand showed the increasing spread of the outbreak and renewed attention toward containing it
Coronavirus epidemic: Toll rises to 425 in China with 20,438 total confirmed cases so far; People's Liberation Army's medical teams arrive in Wuhan
The death toll in mainland China from the new type of virus has risen to 425, with the total number of cases now standing at 20,438, officials said Tuesday.
Coronavirus epidemic: Toll rises to 360 in China, confirmed cases surge to nearly 17,200; Wuhan sets up makeshift hospital in 10 days
The commission said 2,296 coronavirus infected patients remained in severe condition and 21,558 people were suspected of being infected with the virus. A total of 475 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery.
Beijing, Shanghai and Suzhou among 10 cities to host AFC Asian Cup 2023, confirms Chinese Football Association
In hosting the 18th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the CFA aims to promote the China Football Reform Plan with more infrastructure, better youth programmes and promotion of the grassroots game
Five dead and 19 injured as car rams into children outside China school; police takes driver into custody
Grisly car accidents are common in China, where transportation authorities have struggled to enforce safety regulations, which are often flouted or go unenforced.
Bus falls into China's Yangtze river after fistfight between female passenger and driver; 13 people killed
A total of 13 bodies have been retrieved from the Yangtze river in China's Chongqing Municipality, in Wanzhou District, and have all been identified. Two passengers remain missing,
China floods kill 15 people, force more than 80,000 to evacuate; authorities issue warning as more rainfall expected
Weather authorities are forecasting more downpours throughout the country with floods and landslides expected in the southwestern province of Sichuan.
Heavy snowfall in China continued to wreak havoc, damaging houses, agriculture and power facilities, with authorities saying 21 people have been killed and millions hit in the last one week
International friendlies: Despite missing Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez, Colombia thrash China 4-0
Colombia improved after the break and they made it 2-0 on 61 minutes when Bacca, the Villarreal striker, bustled his way through the home defence and toe-poked the ball into the bottom corner.
Xi Jinping is Communist Party's head for second time: Party breaks precedent, doesn't name clear successor to president
China’s Communist Party revealed its new leadership helmed by President Xi Jinping, but did not include include a clear successor to the president.
At least 56 people have been killed and 22 others missing as heavy rains left a trail of destruction in 11 Chinese provinces, authorities said
Heavy rains in China's southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to flooding, state media reported on Monday.
The long-awaited trial of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai opened on Thursday, said a court in eastern China, beginning the final, dramatic chapter of the country's most politically charged case in more than three decades.
A woman at the centre of China's biggest political scandal in two decades, wife of deposed political leader Bo Xilai, had once dressed as a military commander last year in a bizarre episode that shines new light on the collapse of Bo's inner circle.
China's Communist Party regime has done for long, but today, its hold on power is tenuous. It is paranoid, with good reason be afraid of its own people.
Chinese politician Bo Xilai initially agreed to a police probe of his wife's role in the murder of a British businessman before abruptly reversing course and demoting his police chief.
It was the first time a specific motive has been revealed for Neil Heywood's murder last November, a death which ended Chinese leader Bo Xilai's hopes of emerging as a top central leader and threw off balance the Communist Party's looming leadership succession.