Beijing again covered in smog and sand as pollution worsens

Beijing has been smothered by a wall of smog and sand drifting in from the Gobi Desert, further spotlighting the need for the Chinese "war on pollution". Residents wore face masks to protect themselves from the haze that has shrouded the capital. ( read original story ...)

China's man on North Korea crisis cools heels in Beijing

SEOUL/BEIJING The travels and travails of China’s veteran point man on North Korea underscore ... But Wu had not been able to confirm plans to visit North Korea, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted a diplomatic source as saying: “I understand ... ( read original story ...)

China, Russia send ships after U.S. aircraft carrier

China and Russia have dispatched intelligence-gathering vessels from their navies to chase the USS Carl Vinson nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which is heading toward waters near the Korean Peninsula, multiple sources of the Japanese government revealed ... ( read original story ...)

China’s car dilemma: Beijing wants electric, buyers want SUVs

Automakers face a dilemma in China’s huge but crowded market: Regulators are pushing them to sell electric cars, but buyers want gas-guzzling SUVs. The industry is rattled by Beijing’s proposal to require that electric cars make up 8 per cent of every ... ( read original story ...)

China's economy gains steam; 1Q growth fastest since 2015

HONG KONG -- China's economic recovery is gaining traction, with growth rising to its fastest pace in over a year in January-March. The 6.9 per cent annual pace of expansion for the world's second-largest economy, reported Monday, surpassed economists ... ( read original story ...)

China promotes electric cars but residents want SUVs

News reports say regulators might have agreed to lower or delay them in an updated plan due out this year, but there has been no official confirmation. China's stand-out EV success so far is BYD Auto Co. It sells all-electric vehicles to taxi and bus ... ( read original story ...)

China, U.S. working on ‘North Korea problem’: Trump

President Donald Trump asserted on Sunday that China was working with the United States on “the North Korea problem,” and his vice-president told American and South Korea service members that the North’s latest “provocation,” a failed missile ... ( read original story ...)