Monday, March 7, 2011
China's Liu Wen may not yet have the sizzling star power of Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, but she is leading a bevy of Asian beauties down the world's top catwalks — and onto global billboards.
Monday, February 28, 2011
China is slightly lowering its annual economic growth target, to 7 percent from 8 percent, the premier said Sunday, in a move that signals a shift in government priorities to put the breakneck economy on a more sustainable footing.
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.