In surprise move, U.S., China unveil ambitious climate change goals

Nov 12, 2014

In surprise move, U.S., China unveil ambitious climate change goals

The United States and China pledged Wednesday to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of make-or-break climate talks next year. President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would move much ...

Hong Kong protesters told to clear streets or risk arrest

Nov 11, 2014

Hong Kong protesters told to clear streets or risk arrest

Hong Kong’s acting chief executive on Tuesday called on pro-democracy protesters to clear sites they have occupied for more than six weeks and warned holdouts they could face arrest, a move that could swell protest numbers. Hundreds of student-led demonstrators are camped out in ...

China unveils sophisticated stealth fighter aircraft

Nov 11, 2014

China unveils sophisticated stealth fighter aircraft

China unveiled a sophisticated new stealth fighter jet at an air show Tuesday, a show of muscle during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama for an Asia-Pacific summit. China hopes the much-anticipated J-31 stealth aircraft, developed by the Aviation Industry Corp. of China, ...

China censors U.S. Embassy pollution data during APEC summit

Nov 11, 2014

China censors U.S. Embassy pollution data during APEC summit

Authorities have ordered one of China’s most popular air pollution-reporting apps to remove data provided by the U.S. Embassy, a company spokesman said Tuesday, as Beijing hosts a high-profile gathering of world leaders. The Chinese capital is periodically hit by choking, acrid haze, with ...

Nov 11, 2014

A step in the right direction

A long-awaited meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place in Beijing, but it's just the first step in restoring bilateral relations that have reached their lowest ebb since the two nations normalized diplomatic ties in 1972.