China is confident economy grew 6.7 pct in 2016

China is confident to have reached an economic growth of 6.7 percent in 2016, within a targeted range set earlier in the year, Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said on Sunday. China's economy expanded at a steady 6.7 percent in the first three quarters ... ( read original story ...)

China steps up naval patrols in disputed islands with Japan

BEIJING: China has stepped up patrols in the waters of the disputed islands under the control of Japan in the East China Sea, a move that could anger Tokyo. Reports in the state-run media in recent weeks highlighted continued patrols by Chinese Coast Guard ... ( read original story ...)

Lobster prices high as catch drops and China imports climb

PORTLAND, Maine - Lobster lovers are used to adjusting to high prices, but this winter, they're shelling out even more for the cherished crustaceans because of a lack of catch off of New England and Canada and heavy exports to China. Winter is typically a ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing advises umbrellas to shield against its gross snow

(NEWSER) – "The snow is very dirty! The snow is very dirty! The snow is very dirty!" This thrice-emphasized warning from Beijing's Meteorological Bureau appeared on Chinese social media site Weibo on Thursday after the country's Ministry of ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan leader heads to Americas; U.S. stops set to irk China

BEIJING -- Taiwan's leader pledged to bolster her self-ruled island's presence on the international stage as she set off Saturday to visit four Central American allies on a trip that includes U.S. transits and looks set to raise China's ire. President Tsai ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing bars Tibetans from Dalai Lama event, seizes passports

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama watches monks prepare a Sand Mandala during the 4th day of Kalachakra ... Read More NEW DELHI: Beijing has blocked thousands of Tibetans from attending a Buddhist event in Bodh Gaya which is being attended by Dalai ... ( read original story ...)

Schools in smog-choked Beijing to install air purifiers

Education authorities in Beijing have bowed to public pressure and agreed to install air purification equipment in schools and kindergartens in the pollution-plagued capital after smog levels continued to soared in the first days of the new year. ( read original story ...)

Taiwan president heads to US as Beijing watches

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen left for the United States Saturday on her way to Central America, a trip that will be scrutinised by China, incensed by her congratulatory call to Donald Trump. While the focus of the nine-day trip is to bolster relations ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing Warns China Smog Makes The Snow Very Dirty

It seems that even the snow in China is polluted this winter. Thus kids won’t get a chance to throw snowballs at each other or build a snowman. China’s children face a daunting existence this winter. They will face some of the worst pollution in the ... ( read original story ...)