Monday, February 28, 2011
A sharp rise in the Chinese yuan would bankrupt businesses and leave workers jobless, Premier Wen Jiabao said on Sunday in one of the strongest recent defenses of the country's forex policy.
China's leadership is promising to steer the economy in a new direction in its blueprint for the next five years that would empower consumers and narrow a yawning wealth gap but require politically contentious reforms.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
A Chinese man in his 30s has died after a three-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe outside Beijing, during which he did not sleep and barely ate, state-run media reported Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Foreign Ministry in Beijing has refused to comment directly on calls for a so-called “Jasmine Revolution” in China but said nothing could shake the majority's desire for political stability and harmony.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Thick smog blanketing Beijing went “beyond” measurable pollution levels on Monday, the U.S. embassy said, as a Chinese official warned people to stay indoors and avoid outdoor activities.3 Comments
Friday, February 11, 2011
An unexpectedly large number of drivers have applied to enter a lottery drawing that will be used this month to distribute license plates for new vehicles, making each participant's chances of winning dimmer.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
State media are reporting that people celebrating the Lunar New Year by setting off fireworks in Beijing caused 194 fires in the Chinese capital, double the number from last year.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Firefighters in Beijing have been placed on high alert for this week's Lunar New Year festivities as the especially dry weather has raised the risk of firework-related blazes, state media said Monday.
Monday, January 24, 2011
New rules aimed at ending illegal forced demolitions have come into force in China, state media said, as the government moves to quell what has become the nation's biggest source of unrest.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Huge underground roads are to be built in the Chinese capital, state media said Monday, in the latest effort to relieve the chronic gridlock paralyzing Beijing.