China: Anti-pollution cops to take on Beijing's smog

China has "held accountable" 2,682 officials for failing to enforce pollution efforts, Xinhua reported. About $35 million worth of fines had been levied, the news agency said. CNN's Julia Jones, Jennifer Deaton and Josh Berlinger contributed to this report. ( read original story ...)

A new police beat in China: Smog

China has "held accountable" 2,682 officials for failing to enforce pollution efforts, Xinhua reported. About $35 million worth of fines had been levied, the news agency said. Beijing's latest spell of smog has lasted more than a week, with air quality ... ( read original story ...)

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 ...)