Saturday, February 22, 2014
When the air gets really bad, Beijing says it has an emergency plan to yank half the city's cars off the road. The only problem is: It may be difficult to ever set that plan in motion.
U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday, the White House said, prompting swift and vehement protest from China.
China and the United States moved Friday to establish regular dialogue between their armies as part of efforts to build trust and understanding amid rising regional tensions.
A businesswoman ranked as one of the 50 wealthiest in China has been ousted from a senior political organization, with state media on Friday pointing to her links to a former high-ranking official facing graft allegations.
Friday, February 21, 2014
A key index of Chinese manufacturing fell further in February to hit its lowest level in seven months, HSBC said Thursday, in a sign of diminishing strength in the world's second-largest economy.
Liu Xia, the wife of imprisoned Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, has been admitted to hospital in Beijing with heart problems, a family friend said Thursday.
Authorities on Thursday accused a Chinese mining tycoon of running a vast mafia that blackmailed, beat and gunned down rivals in daytime attacks, traveled in Rolls Royces and Ferraris and fostered ties to prosecutors and police with drug-fueled parties.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
China's manufacturing contracted for a second straight month in February as a mainstay of the world's No. 2 economy loses momentum amid government efforts to rein in credit and investment growth.
China has placed a former close aide to the country's ex-chief of internal security Zhou Yongkang under investigation, authorities said, heightening speculation that the net is tightening around his former patron.
China has launched yuan-denominated cross-border payment services in its first free trade zone (FTZ), the central bank said, in an effort to facilitate trade and further internationalization of the Chinese currency.