China effectively bars 2 Hong Kong lawmakers from taking office

BEIJING—China’s top legislature effectively barred two democratically elected separatist lawmakers from taking office in Hong Kong with a ruling Monday on the city’s constitution, an intervention into a local political dispute that’s likely to ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing ruling bars Hong Kong lawmakers from taking office

Beijing has intervened in Hong Kong politics to block two elected lawmakers from taking office. Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching, who are pro-independence, have refused to pledge allegiance to Beijing when taking their oaths. Beijing has now interpreted a ... ( read original story ...)

China says it must intervene to stop Hong Kong separatism

... in a statement that Beijing could not afford to do nothing in the face of challenges in Hong Kong to China's authority, the official Xinhua News Agency reported late Saturday. The dispute in Hong Kong centres on a provocative display of anti-China ... ( read original story ...)

China pledges 18-per cent carbon emissions cut by 2020

BEIJING — China has announced a plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions over the next several years, while capping coal consumption and increasing the use of non-fossil fuels. Under the plan, by 2020, the level of carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP ... ( read original story ...)

China says it must act to deter Hong Kong separatism

BEIJING – China's top legislative panel has said Beijing must intervene in a Hong Kong political dispute to deter advocates of independence for the city, calling such acts a threat to national security. The official Xinhua News Agency reported late ... ( read original story ...)

China Launches Most Powerful Heavy-Lift Rocket

China launched its biggest rocket yet on November 3 ... senior technical & space policy analyst with U.S. think tank globalsecurity.org told Xinhua News. "Eventually once the Long March-5 has gained high reliability, it will serve several mission for ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing, Shanghai or Hangzhou? Where to visit in China

Since the reforms of the late Seventies, China has undergone the fastest sustained expansion by a major economy in history. Among other changes, tourists were allowed to visit for the first time since the inception of the People’s Republic, and China is ... ( read original story ...)