China confirmed that its aircraft carrier has for the first time conducted drills in the South China Sea with a formation of other warships and fighter jets, a move that could raise concerns among its neighbors.
China has started an overhaul of its salt industry, easing a monopoly that has existed in some form for more than 2,000 years and predates the Great Wall.
With heavy smog dampening the festive atmosphere in northern China, the country's environmental authorities are strengthening inspections and enforcement to fight air pollution violations.
Beijing white-collar workers were more satisfied with their work and life than their counterparts in other large Chinese cities in 2016, despite facing limited promotion opportunities, intense competition and choking smog, according to a new report.
This photo combo shows buildings on a polluted day in Beijing on Jan. 1 (top) and on a clear day on Dec. 23, 2016 (bottom). Beijing woke on the first morning of 2017 covered in thick toxic fog, with a concentration of harmful particles 20 times higher than international standards.
Sixteen people including two surgeons have been jailed for between two and five years in China for trafficking in human organs, a practice still widespread in the country.
Manufacturing activity in China slowed slightly in December, official figures showed Sunday, as the world's second largest economy stabilizes.
China will ban all ivory trade and processing by the end of 2017, the government said, in a move hailed by conservationists as a "game changer" for African elephants.
China has set a target of reducing its annual coal capacity by 800 million tons, according to a government plan reported Saturday by state media.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday urged both sides of the Taiwan Strait to maintain peaceful relations, vowing that the Republic of China (Taiwan) will continue to commit to having positive exchanges with China and extending goodwill but will not succumb to pressure and threats.1 Comment