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China's air quality was markedly worse in the first two months of the year than the same period of 2016 following a series of smog outbreaks in northern China, official data published on Friday showed. China says it is winning...
Until recently, China and India have been cast as obstacles, at the very least reluctant conscripts, in the battle against climate change. That reputation looks very much out-of-date now that both countries have greatly accelerated their investments in cost-effective...
More than three decades after pledging to “reform and open up,” there are few signs the Chinese Communist Party intends to change its authoritarian posture. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, who will remain in power until 2022...
Pollution inspectors have rebuked local governments and the provincial government in China’s southern industrial hub, Guangdong province, for allowing hundreds of thousands of tons of raw sewage to be dumped into waterways every day. Inspectors found that 470,000 tons of...
By Jennifer Duggan Shanghai, China - This country's economic boom has lifted millions of its citizens out of poverty and led to predictions it will become the world's largest economic power by 2030. However, while China's GDP has increased, so has the...
Feng Chongyi has been twice blocked from flying out of the country after conducting research into human rights lawyers in China. Beijing accuses rights lawyers and liberal intellectuals of threatening national security. The Australian government is attempting to mediate the...
Scientists have warned of rising risks from natural disasters such as storm surges and typhoons, with record high sea levels reported along China’s coast. In its annual reports on the state of the nation’s marine environment, the State Oceanic Administration...
FOR YEARS it has been a commonplace among those who watch China—and among those who lead it—that growing inequality is one of the greatest threats to the nation’s continued growth, development and stability. Nearly three years ago the premier,...
Left-behind children in China (留守儿童) is the phenomenon of parents from the country's rural areas leaving their children when they move to urban areas to seek work. Children are left in the care of relatives such as grandparents, family...
By Everett Rosenfeld China has a debt problem, and it's likely much worse than most statistics demonstrate. Recent reports point to an ongoing effort by Beijing to tightly control the prevailing storyline about its economy, including recent revelations about the central...

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China wants ‘new Silk Road’ One Belt One Road project to...

The Chinese Government has opened a two-day summit in the capital Beijing to consolidate its massive global development project called One Belt One Road,...

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