China's scramble to curb pollution has made it the world leader in renewable energy development, yet increasing amounts of that green electricity have gone unused as the country struggles to integrate wind and solar power into an outdated and balkanized electricity network dominated by coal.
The water might be chilly but dozens of naked men happily relax in an outdoor pool in a Beijing suburb making the most of the sunshine.
China has expressed "firm opposition" to remarks made by U.S. Pentagon chief Jim Mattis during a regional defense summit over the weekend, after he criticized Beijing's "militarisation" of the South China Sea.
By backing off the U.S. commitment to address climate change, President Donald Trump leaves an opening for a chief economic rival, China, to expand its increasing dominance in the renewable energy industry. In reacting to Trump's announcement that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, China reaffirmed its commitment to the landmark agreement and is poised to spend heavily in coming years on renewables.
A bus fire that killed 11 kindergarteners in eastern China last month was intentionally set by their disgruntled driver, who was angry at losing overtime wages, authorities said Friday.
China's government has ruled out any move to legalize same-sex marriage, and many Chinese gays and lesbians remain in the closet, yet there are multiple signs of greater awareness and acceptance of LGBT people in the world's most populous nation.
The former head of China's statistics bureau was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of taking massive bribes over more than two decades -- one of a spate of newly-resolved public corruption cases involving almost US$100 million in money and illicit gifts.
Most smokers in China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects, Chinese health officials and outside researchers said Wednesday.
China has postponed enforcement of part of a cybersecurity law that companies warn violates Beijing's free-trade pledges but says most of it will take effect Thursday as planned.
China's ex-statistics chief was jailed for life on Wednesday for accepting 153 million yuan (US$22.4 million) worth of bribes, becoming the latest senior official to be convicted in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign.