China's richest man declares war on Disney with giant theme park

May 28, 2016

China's richest man declares war on Disney with giant theme park

The Chinese conglomerate Wanda on Saturday opened its first theme park, with its billionaire boss declaring war on Disney weeks before the American entertainment giant launches a similar attraction in Shanghai. “Wanda City,” in southeastern Nanchang, comprises a giant mall set over 2 sq. ...

China stops Western diplomats from visiting dissident

Apr 23, 2016

China stops Western diplomats from visiting dissident

A lawyer says that five Western diplomats trying to visit her after she was prevented from traveling to the United States to accept an award for her rights work have been stopped by police. Ni Yulan was awarded the State Department’s International Women of ...

Mar 15, 2016

Sky-high prices for Beijing low-rises with school rights

Down a ramshackle alley, with no running water or toilet, and filled with rubbish, lies a cramped, 13-sq.-meter room few wealthy Chinese would deign to occupy. It is for sale at nearly $600,000. The space has one particular feature that makes it a spectacularly ...

Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

Jan 23, 2016

Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a “new chapter” in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing’s economic influence. The Asian giant and the Middle East’s foremost Shiite power aim to build economic ...

Beijing to shut 2,500 firms this year to fight pollution

Jan 9, 2016

Beijing to shut 2,500 firms this year to fight pollution

Beijing will close 2,500 small polluting firms this year in its latest effort to combat pollution, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday, citing the municipal government. Pollution is a sensitive topic in China, with thousands of protests sparked every year by concerns about ...