China nabs 720 people in pollution crackdown

In 2016, 720 people were detained in China for damaging the environment, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing information disclosed at a national environmental work conference. The agency added that Beijing rejected 11 projects worth 97 billion ... ( read original story ...)

John McCallum 'excited' to be next ambassador to China

He needs to talk about improving trade but improving trade on an equal playing field," Kent told CBC News. McCallum wants more Chinese immigrants, students, tourists China, Canada exploring free trade deal Sarah Katulakos, executive director of the Canada ... ( read original story ...)

China aircraft carrier crosses Taiwan Strait amid tension

China's only aircraft carrier has led several warships across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's defence ministry said. The Liaoning was returning from drills in the South China Sea. It did not enter Taiwanese waters but did cross its air defence identification ... ( read original story ...)

China's rugby revolution: $100M mission to grow 'olive ball'

After the deal, Alisports chief executive Zhang Dazhong spoke of the "undoubted potential" for rugby to become a "mass-participation sport" in China, while national captain Ma Chong told the AFP news agency, "as an athlete, I finally see hope for this sport." ( read original story ...)

Beijing forms force to police smog

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

China refutes claims it’s a major source of fentanyl

“It is unsubstantiated to assert that China is the top source of the synthetic opioids that have killed thousands of drug users in the U.S. and Canada,” said an article in Reference News, a Beijing newspaper published by the state-run Xinhua News Agenc ( read original story ...)

China vows to keep slashing excess industrial capacity

Other industries such as cement and glass are also “actively” cutting capacity, Xu said at a news conference. China’s trade partners accuse the country of dumping excess steel, coal, cement and glass on world markets. U.S. President-elect Donald ... ( read original story ...)

China warns US on Taiwan leader's stopover

Chinese state media has warned the US against deviating from the one-China policy, hours after the Taiwanese leader stopped briefly in Houston. Tsai Ing-wen met Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Greg Abbott during her stopover en route to Central America. ( read original story ...)