Trump breaks ice with China in letter to Xi

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said his country attached great importance to the letter, Reuters news agency reports ... Beijing on sensitive issues such as Taiwan and the South China Sea. He angered China by taking a call from Taiwan's ... ( read original story ...)

Drunken man accused of setting fire to fireworks shop in China

Police in China have released security camera footage showing a man believed to be drunk, allegedly intentionally setting fire to a fireworks store. According to CCTV, the 45-year-old man had been drinking when he went to a store in the city of Hanzhong on ... ( read original story ...)

A 360-degree view of China's deadly smog

BEIJING, China - When the smog descends over northern China, turning blue skies grey and thickening the air, Cai Fujian can feel his lungs tightening and he begins to cough. The 65-year-old retiree says he's too old to take steps to combat the heavy ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing vows 30% cut in coal use in 2017 to fight smog

BEIJING: China's smog-hit capital Beijing plans to slash coal consumption by a further 30 percent in 2017 as part of its efforts to combat air pollution, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Sunday, citing the city's mayor. Beijing has promised to ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing further improves infrastructure

Beijing made much headway in infrastructure construction last year highlighted by the building of its new sub center, a new airport and a one-hour commuting circle, according to a press conference held by Beijing Municipal of Commission of Development and ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing police arrest 77 for prostitution

Beijing's procuratorate organs approved the arrest of 77 people in three Beijing nightclubs for engaging in prostitution, Beijing police said on its official Sina Weibo account Tuesday. The arrests were made at three Beijing nightclubs, including Baoli ... ( read original story ...)