One young Taiwanese suspect deported from Kenya to Beijing in April said he had simply done it for the money.

Interpol announced a new project that will dismantle origanised crime networks between Africa and Asia that have devastated wildlife and made ivory a sought-after luxury.

The number of international tourists rose by four percent worldwide to 1.2 billion in 2016 as Asians travelled more, but security fears hit visitor arrivals in Europe and Africa.

The Congolese government has dropped objections to Freeport-McMoRan Inc. and Lundin Mining Corp.’s $3.8 billion combined sales of one of the country’s biggest mines to Chinese companies, bringing an end to an eight-month dispute. New terms between the parties will allow Freeport and Lundin Mining to exit the copper and cobalt project in the Democratic Republic of Congo without legal challenge according to Bloomberg News Agency.

China said it will ban or closely monitor overseas investments by state-owned firms in certain sectors, the latest move in a government fight to stem capital flight and what it has called "irrational" spending abroad. The government would, however, seek to encourage SOE overseas investment in sectors including high-speed rail, roads, telecommunications, and nuclear power.

A former top official with state-owned China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) was sentenced to 12 years for corruption.

After an 18-day, 12,000-kilometre intercontinental journey, the first freight train from China arrived in Britain.

Photo DR: China 2016 growth slides to 26-year low

China's growth slipped to its slowest rate in more than a quarter of a century in 2016, as analysts see mounting risks for the world's number two economy.

In Davos, the irony was that it was the leader of communist China who preached a message in favour of open markets and globalisation.

The rise of China will be a source of global stability not conflict, major oil supplier Saudi Arabia said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday January 17th. "As China gets integrated into the world, and into the world financial and economic systems, it has a tremendous interest in stability of those systems," Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said. "And so I think the rise of China should be one that is welcomed, not one that is viewed as a source of a threat," he told a discussion in the Swiss resort, where 3,000 members of the political and business elite gathered for annual talks. Asia is the number one market region for Saudi Arabian oil.