Replica of razed Chinese palace created

May 30, 2015

Replica of razed Chinese palace created

by Louise Watt

China already has its own copies of London’s Tower Bridge and the Eiffel Tower. Now a life-sized model by a film studio of one of the country’s own historical attractions — the Old Summer Palace — has ruffled the bosses of the original garden ...

Apr 27, 2015

China to merge scores of major state firms: report

China is considering merging scores of its biggest state-owned enterprises to create around 40 national champions from the existing 112, Xinhua, the nation’s official news agency, said Monday. The report said state firms would be merged or acquired, but gave no timelines or details ...

Mar 21, 2015

Switzerland, Luxembourg both plan to join China-led development bank

Switzerland and Luxembourg are planning to join the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, China’s Finance Ministry said, the latest European nations to sign up to the multilateral lender which has drawn skepticism from the United States. Britain, France, Germany and Italy have already announced ...

China 'falling short' on fighting pollution: Li

Mar 15, 2015

China 'falling short' on fighting pollution: Li

China is falling short of its people’s expectations in battling smog, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, one week after authorities blocked a scathing documentary on the country’s air pollution problem. Li, who is second only to President Xi Jinping in the Communist hierarchy, made ...

Dec 19, 2014

Beijing increases visibility of 2022 Winter Olympics bid

Beijing is ramping up its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics with a series of international sports competitions and promotional events, seeking to stir public support and cement its status as the front-runner to hold the games. The freestyle skiing World Cup event in ...

Obama, Putin chat briefly on Beijing summit sidelines, skip issues

Nov 11, 2014

Obama, Putin chat briefly on Beijing summit sidelines, skip issues

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials. The informal contact between the ...