China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

Apr 18, 2014

China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China’s government released a multi-year study that shows nearly one-fifth of its farmland is contaminated with toxic metals — a stunning indictment of the unfettered industrialization that took place under the Communist Party’s authoritarian rule. ...

Mar 29, 2014

Nanjing tally was 300,000: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping returns Japan's wartime atrocities to the spotlight by insisting its troops killed over 300,000 people in the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.

China puts U.S. businessman on trial for mob crimes

Feb 10, 2014

China puts U.S. businessman on trial for mob crimes

An American businessman stood trial in China on Monday for allegedly heading a violent mob that kidnapped rivals and operated illegal casinos, charges he’s said he was tortured into confessing. Authorities in southern China have accused Vincent Wu of gang crimes, but Wu’s family ...

China, Taiwan diplomats in highest-level talks thus far

Feb 10, 2014

China, Taiwan diplomats in highest-level talks thus far

Taiwan and China are holding their highest-level talks since splitting amid a civil war 65 years ago, hoping to further boost contacts and ease lingering tensions, even as political developments on the self-governing island swing away from Beijing’s goal of eventual unification. Tuesday’s discussions ...

Dec 13, 2013

China pilots to learn smog landings

Chinese aviation authorities will soon require captains of domestic flights into Beijing to master low-visibility landings to combat chronic flight delays that have been worsened by heavy smog. Beijing Capital International Airport, China’s busiest, has the worst record for flight delays of any major ...

Chinese police arrest five Muslims in Tiananmen Gate attack

Oct 30, 2013

Chinese police arrest five Muslims in Tiananmen Gate attack

Police announced the arrests Wednesday of five people in connection with this week’s suicide car crash in the heart of China’s capital, calling it a planned terror attack — Beijing’s first in recent history — and identifying the attackers as members of a Muslim ...