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 ...

Dec 27, 2015

China's rubber-stamp legislature OKs controversial anti-terrorism law

China’s rubber-stamp national legislature approved the country’s first anti-terrorism law on Sunday, amid concerns that its requirements that tech companies share information with the government could hurt business interests and further infringe upon human rights. The National People’s Congress said its standing committee adopted ...

Thousands of plants cut production as Beijing smog persists

Dec 21, 2015

Thousands of plants cut production as Beijing smog persists

Beijing has ordered 2,100 factories to suspend or reduce production as part of its “red alert” measures to deal with smog, the government said Monday, as the city remained shrouded under toxic haze for the third consecutive day. The Chinese capital imposed the highest ...