Severe Beijing smog prompts transparency

One of Beijing’s worst rounds of air pollution kept schoolchildren indoors and sent coughing residents to hospitals, but this time something was different about the murky haze…

Chinese smartphone netizen reaches 420 million

The total number of Chinese smartphone netizens was 420 million by the end of December, 2012…

2012: China adds 51 M. internet users

China’s population of Internet users rose 10 percent last year to 564 million even as communist authorities tightened controls on content, according to data released Tuesday…

Beijing releases tap water quality data

China will take measures to tighten supervision over water quality, according to a statement released by Beijing authorities recently…

Beijing’s air pollution reaches dangerous levels

Beijing’s air pollution reached dangerous levels yet again on Sunday, marking the third consecutive day of severe smog…

Yunnan landslide death toll rises to 42

Forty-two people have been confirmed dead, two others injured and dozens more remain missing after a landslide in southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Friday…

Chinese buyer says solar firm MiaSole will expand

The Chinese company that bought MiaSole, a California producer of thin-film solar panels, says it can make the emerging technology successful where others have suffered huge losses…

Bo Xilai’s case goes to prosecutors

A total of 4,698 officials at or above county levels were punished for disciplinary or criminal offenses in 2012…

Taiwan opposition: “China downgrading our identity”

Taiwan’s opposition has warned that Chinese authorities are seeking to make Taiwanese entertainers identify with the mainland by influencing their choice of language…

Turn old Christmas tree lights into slipper soles

The old, unwanted Christmas tree lights that Americans throw away every year are shipped to the Chinese town of Shijiao in Guangdong for recycling…