China launches telecommunication technology test satellite

The satellite was launched late last night by a Long March-3B carrier rocket, state-run Xinhua news agency reported Beijing: China has successfully launched a telecommunication technology test satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest ... ( 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 ...)

Choked by smog, Beijing creates new environmental police

BEIJING (AP) -- Officials in Beijing have announced a new environmental police squad to root out illegal burning, the latest government response to the widespread public anger over China's persistent problems with smog. Beijing's acting mayor, Cai Qi, said ... ( read original story ...)