Environmental police to hit smog-choked streets of Beijing

BEIJING -- Officials in Beijing are creating a new environmental police squad in the latest effort to fight China's persistent problems with heavy smog. According to state media, Beijing's acting mayor said Saturday that the new police force will focus on ... ( read original story ...)

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 ...)