Tsai’s office announced in a statement that Lin tendered his resignation on Sunday, saying that he had “accomplished his periodic tasks”, and it was approved by the president. Speculation was rife that Lin would be replaced.
The new security rule was introduced yesterday without notice at several airports.
Unlike the Dalai Lama’s previous visit to the state in 2009, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju accompanied him on this visit, likely increasing China’s mistrust over New Delhi’s intentions, said the expert.
Beijing’s reputation as a major world city has been tarnished by regular outbreaks of hazardous smog, especially during the winter, and poorly regulated heavy industry in neighbouring Hebei has been identified as one of the major culprits
China has, for example, looked to London for help in developing its financial markets and regulation, and Britain has sought Chinese investment in fields such as power and high-speed rail.
In 1989, thousands of students, workers and ordinary citizens gathered to demand political reforms out of which hundreds, possibly thousands, of people were killed as tanks and troops converged on Beijing on the night of June 3-4.
We have introduced varying vehicle restriction measures since 2008 to tackle Beijing’s poor air quality.
Spending at all levels of China’s government is being curbed because of a drop in the economic growth rate, which fell to a 25-year low of 6.9 percent in 2015 and is expected to decline further this year.
“Some Internet celebrities ignored social responsibilities and abused their influence to publish information that violated the Constitution and damaged the national interest,” CAC said in a statement.
The company which started out bottling fresh air has seen its product fly off the shelves in pollution-hit China.
Beijing’s environmental watchdog levied fines totalling about 183 million yuan ($27.76 million) for violations of pollution laws in the Chinese capital last year, the state news agency Xinhua said on Friday. The agency did not offer a comparative full-year figure, but state media reported last year that the 100 million yuan Beijing collected in pollution […]
The pollution level in Beijing since Thursday is far worse than during the last week’s red alert.
Beijing police issued a yellow security alert to ensure safety during the Christmas period.
Parts of north China will see the worst smog so far this year the National Meteorological Centre said yesterday
Beijing issued a first pollution “red alert” on Monday, and set out measures to combat the hazardous smog