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 ...)

China's Wanda Group purchases Dick Clark Productions

BEIJING -- China's Dalian Wanda Group has added another entertainment trophy to its stable of overseas acquisitions, paying $1 billion for Dick Clark Productions, the TV company that produces the Golden Globes and the "Miss America" pageant. Wanda is one ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing to intervene in Hong Kong lawmaker oath dispute

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing plans to intervene in a Hong Kong political dispute over two young, newly elected separatist lawmakers being fought in the city's courts, in a rare move that is stoking fears the Chinese-ruled city's considerable autonomy and ... ( read original story ...)

China carfentanil trade thrives as seizures top 400 in U.S.

Fueled by a thriving trade out of China, the weapons-grade chemical is suspected in hundreds of drug overdoses in the U.S. and Canada. An AP investigation last month showed how easily carfentanil can be purchased online from China. Of the 12 companies that ... ( read original story ...)