China praises Trump's letter to Xi, belated well-wishes

The prospect of a military confrontation over the South China Sea has been raised by Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, when he hosted the conservative Breitbart News Daily radio show in 2015 and 2016. Bannon said he envisioned the possibility of a U ... ( read original story ...)

China to take fingerprints of foreign visitors as security step

Beijing: China is to begin taking fingerprints of all foreign visitors as it steps up security on its borders, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday. The fingerprinting of foreigners will be introduced at Shenzhen airport in the south from ... ( read original story ...)

China’s Latest Farm Policy Shifts Focus From..

China is embarking on a major shift in its agriculture policy, abandoning its long-held obsession with self-sufficiency in favor of better meeting consumer demand, a key rural policy document shows. Breaking with the tradition of the past six years, the ... ( read original story ...)

Trump breaks ice with China in letter to Xi

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said his country attached great importance to the letter, Reuters news agency reports ... Beijing on sensitive issues such as Taiwan and the South China Sea. He angered China by taking a call from Taiwan's ... ( read original story ...)

Drunken man accused of setting fire to fireworks shop in China

Police in China have released security camera footage showing a man believed to be drunk, allegedly intentionally setting fire to a fireworks store. According to CCTV, the 45-year-old man had been drinking when he went to a store in the city of Hanzhong on ... ( read original story ...)

A 360-degree view of China's deadly smog

BEIJING, China - When the smog descends over northern China, turning blue skies grey and thickening the air, Cai Fujian can feel his lungs tightening and he begins to cough. The 65-year-old retiree says he's too old to take steps to combat the heavy ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing vows 30% cut in coal use in 2017 to fight smog

BEIJING: China's smog-hit capital Beijing plans to slash coal consumption by a further 30 percent in 2017 as part of its efforts to combat air pollution, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Sunday, citing the city's mayor. Beijing has promised to ... ( read original story ...)