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 ...)

Beijing smog time lapse

Covering an actual time of 20 minutes, you can watch this time lapse of smog rolling into Beijing in a matter of a few seconds. The NY Times has a short piece on the video, which was filmed on January 2. Residents have come to expect such dense air ... ( read original story ...)

Battered bitcoin slides another 12 percent after China warning

"On January 6 the People's Bank of China Business Management Department and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Financial Affairs jointly met with the relevant regulatory authorities of the 'currency network'," the PBOC said in the statement. BTCC said in a ... ( read original story ...)

Daily Report: Apple Takes Down The Times’s News App in China

If you are reading this in China, congratulations. Not many people are. That is because Chinese authorities instructed Apple late last month to remove The New York Times news app from the Apple app store. As Katie Benner and Sui-Lee Wee report, the move ... ( read original story ...)

DEA chief to visit China as U.S. looks to halt opioid supply

SHANGHAI - The top U.S. drug enforcement official plans to visit China next week, a sign of intensifying efforts to stop the flow of deadly synthetic drugs from China to the United States. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed Friday that ... ( read original story ...)

China confirms latest human death from H7N9 bird flu

The 77-year-old man diagnosed in Shandong's Rizhao city on Tuesday died later the same day, the official Xinhua news agency said. Guangdong authorities said the December bird flu cases were scattered around the province, according to the state-run China ... ( read original story ...)

Frigid northern China hosts snow and ice sculpture festival

HARBIN, China -- The city of Harbin in China's frigid northeast is hosting one of the world's largest festivals featuring ice sculptures of animals, cartoon characters and famous landmarks. The festival, which officially opens late Thursday and last year ... ( read original story ...)