China Sets Bees on American Immigrants

Northern Chinese forestry authorities released over half a billion bees in order to suppress a destructive plague of American moths, according to Xinhua: Forestry authorities in north China’s city of Baoding released 600...

The World’s First Carbon Positive City Will Be…in China?

ABC News profiles Yu Qun, the mayor of Baoding, Hebei, who is aiming to make his city a center for renewable energy: Baoding is an ancient city, but its outskirts have an unsettled feel. Between serried ranks of high-rise...

China Moves to Quell Anger After Protest March

AFP reports on the grievances of workers from Baoding: More than 1,000 workers were prevented Friday from marching 140 kilometres (90 miles) to Beijing from the city of Baoding to protest the closure of their textile factory....

Millions Forfeit Water to Olympic Games

The Times gives a dramatic account of drought experienced by farmers in Hebei allegedly brought on by the diversion of their water supplies to Beijing for the Olympics: The blunders began when officials started to worry that...

Chinese Church Official Denies Crackdown – AP

From AP: A senior official in China’s state-sanctioned Catholic church on Saturday denied his association was cracking down on churches loyal to the Vatican following an unconfirmed media report that nine priests were arrested this week. AsiaNews, a missionary news service close to the Vatican, reported Friday that nine priests from the underground Catholic church […]



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