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 ...

Jul 30, 2014

U.S., Europe slap Russia with toughest sanctions yet over Ukraine

The United States and Europe targeted Russia’s key financial, arms and energy sectors Tuesday with tough new sanctions in response to Moscow’s intervention in the Ukraine crisis. Announcing the measures, U.S. President Barack Obama denied that the West had begun a new Cold War ...

Adjusting to stay in the frame game

Nov 7, 2013

Adjusting to stay in the frame game

In Sabae, Fukui Prefecture, the nation’s center of eyeglass frame production, manufacturers are trying new business avenues to survive, such as tying merchandise to an animated film or producing medical equipment. With its share of domestic production in excess of 90 percent, Sabae has ...