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Friday, November 13, 2015
China's gray smog has a blue lining: Air improves this year
Lawyer Wu Congsi has asthma and keeps air purifiers whirring away in his office, home and car to counter Beijing's hazardous smog. He prefers to stay inside unless the sky is blue. But this year, he's been able to regularly walk the 15 minutes or so to work.
China use of torture uncurbed by legal reform: Amnesty
His arms were bent behind the chair, his wrists cuffed so tightly his hands swelled.
Pelosi leads US delegation on rare visit to Tibet
U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led a delegation of congressional Democrats on a rare trip by foreign politicians to Tibet, during a visit to mainland China that included meetings with officials in Beijing.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Rights group: China use of torture uncurbed by legal reform
BEIJING -- His arms were forcibly bent backward behind the back of a chair, and his wrists were so tightly cuffed that his hands grew swollen.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A director of mainland China's first free trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai has been put under investigation for "severe disciplinary violations," Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities said Tuesday, using a phrase which typically refers to corruption.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
China smog around 50 times WHO recommendations
A swath of China was blanketed with dangerous acrid smog Monday after levels of the most dangerous particulates reached around 50 times World Health Organization maximums, with energy use for heating blamed as winter sets in.
At home her son still calls her daddy, at work she dresses in a masculine style, but this Chinese person has a "little secret" -- she was born male, but is not any more.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Air quality reached extremely hazardous levels in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang on Sunday, as northern China began to burn coal to heat homes for winter.
Tanzanian police said Sunday they had arrested four Chinese men after finding 11 rhino horns hidden beneath their car in one of the largest seizures in the east Africa country.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Chinese leader Xi arrives in Singapore for state visit
Mainland China leader Xi Jinping arrived in Singapore on Friday for a two-day state visit to the Southeast Asian nation at the invitation of his Singaporean counterpart Tony Tan Keng Yam.
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