Beijing Air Unsafe Four Days a Week

China recently announced planned spending of 1.7 trillion yuan ($277.5 billion) to combat air pollution across the country, but new figures from the Ministry of Environmental Protection highlight the extent of the air quality...

“Affordable Housing” Numbers Don’t Quite Add Up

Reuters investigates Beijing’s progress in increasing the country’s supply of affordable accommodation: To gauge the status of the scheme, Reuters visited a dozen building sites in the dusty city of Shijiazhuang...

Japan to Release Chinese Boat Captain

The New York Times has posted a brief news update: Japanese prosecutors say they will release the captain of a Chinese fishing vessel involved in a collision near disputed islands. The incident has raised tensions with China,...

17 Killed in Building Collapse in Northern China

AP reports on another building collapse, this time more deadly than the last: An unfinished factory building collapsed amid a violent thunderstorm Tuesday in northern China, killing 17 people, state media and a government...

China Court Accepts First Lawsuit Over Melamine Tainted Milk

Despite reports that families were being pressured to drop milk lawsuits, one family has seen its case go through. From Xinhua: The Xinhua District Court in Shijiazhuang, the provincial capital, accepted the lawsuit Wednesday....

Police Detain 22 for Making, Selling Melamine

Xinhua reports that 22 have been detained in connection to the melamine milk contamination scandal. Among the detained, 19 people were managers of 17 pastures, breeding farms and milk purchasing stations. The local procuratorate...



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