Tuesday, November 8, 2011
About one-tenth of China's farmland is polluted by lead, zinc and other heavy metals to “striking” levels exceeding official limits, a government expert said according to reports on Monday.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Authorities in Beijing have pledged to improve the way they measure air quality amid accusations they massively underestimate pollution in the Chinese capital, state media said Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire Monday in a protest over China's tight rein over Buddhist practices, a rights group said, as the Chinese government reiterated it will choose the next Dalai Lama.
Friday, September 9, 2011
China is imposing new obstacles to access to its markets, including sweeping national security rules, raising questions about its promises to treat companies equally, a European business group said Thursday.
A person tries to kill themselves in China every two minutes, the government and state media said Thursday, giving the country one of the highest suicide rates in the world.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Footage of a Chinese general discussing sensitive spying cases has been leaked onto video-sharing site YouTube, in what appears to be an embarrassing failure of secrecy for the usually tight-lipped military.
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has called Beijing a “nightmare” and said China's justice system cannot be trusted, in his first article for a foreign magazine since his release from detention in June.2 Comments
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A tropical storm was lashing northeast China and North Korea as it approached land Monday, but fears of a toxic chemical spill appeared to have eased after a breached dike guarding a chemical plant was reinforced.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Migrant worker Yue Yaowei has lived in Beijing for six years but is not recognized as a resident of the Chinese capital — and so cannot get health insurance, buy a car or purchase a house.