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 ...)

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 ...)