Friday, August 21, 2015
Cyanide levels more than 350 times standard limits have been detected in water close to the site of deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials said Thursday.
The United Nations and other international bodies have vastly overestimated mainland China's greenhouse gas emissions over the last decade or more, according to a study released Wednesday.
A U.N. human rights expert has criticized mainland China for its lack of transparency in handling a chemical blast in the northeastern city of Tianjin.
Beijing has mobilized 850,000 residents to patrol the city to ensure security ahead of a huge military parade commemorating victory over Japan in World War II, mainland state media reported.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Officials in the Chinese port city of Tianjin agreed on Wednesday to negotiate with angry residents left homeless by massive explosions, after a series of protests seeking compensation for their destroyed homes.
The owners of a Chinese hazardous goods storage facility at the center of giant explosions -- including the son of a former police chief -- hid their stakes in the firm through friends, state media reported Wednesday.
Mainland China's triple yuan devaluation could hit France's lucrative luxury sector, which has already been impacted by Beijing's tough anti-corruption drive against spendthrift officials, analysts say.
Foreign investment into mainland China rose 5.2 percent in July compared to the previous year, largely on the back of mergers and acquisitions by overseas firms, the commerce ministry said on Wednesday.
Mainland China has injected nearly US$100 billion from its foreign exchange reserves into two policy banks, which lend based on government directives, to help spur the country's sluggish economy, state media reported.
Mainland China's volatile stock market is taking shareholders on a white-knuckle ride, threatening to drive out the small investors Beijing hopes will help pay for reforms of state industry.