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 ...

Oct 14, 2014

Japan, China eye resumption of maritime talks by end of month

Japan and China are considering resuming negotiations for a maritime communications mechanism involving defense authorities, possibly by the end of the month, sources said Tuesday. The envisaged mechanism is aimed at preventing unintended maritime collisions around the Senkaku Islands, which are claimed by Beijing ...

China approves Universal theme park in Beijing

Oct 13, 2014

China approves Universal theme park in Beijing

China has approved the development of a $3.3 billion Universal theme park in Beijing that would be the first major foreign-owned theme park in the Chinese capital. The U.S. company Comcast NBCUniversal and a consortium of four Chinese state-owned companies announced the plan Monday, ...