Fourth-quarter growth held steady at 7.3 percent from a year earlier, slightly better than expectations.
It comes at a time when the Chinese are traveling more but also becoming notorious for rough behavior.
Protesters carrying umbrellas battled police armed with pepper spray, batons and riot shields.
China homes the most smokers of any country, with 300mn smoking & 740mn exposed to secondhand.
By Monday evening, Beijing’s levels of PM2.5 had reached nearly 200 — or about eight times the level considered safe by the WHO.
Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said also there’s no room for further dialogue with the student-led protesters.
He says the U.S. won’t stop speaking out about the things it cares about.
The students passionately explained why they had taken to the streets for more than three weeks to fight for greater democracy.
Beijing is likely to restore order in the short term. But does it have a long-term solution to the crisis of governability?
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s statement was the first time he has alleged foreign involvement in the unrest.
China’s pollution is notorious following years of rapid economic development.
Public anger simmered over video showing police kicking a handcuffed protester on Wednesday night.
Officers wielding pepper spray tore down barricades protesters used as road blocks around the underpass.
Dozens of police used electric saws and bolt cutters to dismantle the bamboo barriers that pro-democracy protesters had erected overnight.
Several hundred people gathered in front of barricades on a main road Monday, chanting, “Open the road!”
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