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Beijing enveloped in hazardous sandstorm, second time in two weeks

March 28, 2021 2:06 pm

Visibility in the city was reduced, with the tops of some skyscrapers obscured by the sandstorm, and pedestrians were forced to cover their eyes as gusts of dust swept through the streets.

Attacks on Chinese-run factories in Myanmar vex Beijing

March 15, 2021 9:55 pm

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said the Chinese Embassy had contacted authorities in Myanmar and urged that police be deployed to protect the Chinese companies and personnel.

China sets GDP growth target of over 6% in 2021

March 05, 2021 3:54 pm

Beijing is looking to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic after dropping growth targets last year. Defense spending is also set to rise significantly.

Explained: How Beijing turned China's Covid-19 tragedy to its advantage

January 25, 2021 11:35 am

In Beijing’s telling, Wuhan stands not as a testament to China’s weaknesses but to its strengths. Memories of the horrors of last year seem to be fading, at least judging by what’s online. Even moderate dissent gets shouted down.

Beijing at -19.6 degrees Celsius records coldest morning in over five decades

January 07, 2021 3:47 pm

On early Thursday morning, half of Beijing's 20 national-level meteorological stations registered their lowest ever early-January temperatures, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

January 06, 2021 8:03 pm

The mass arrests, including of former lawmakers, were the largest move against Hong Kong’s democracy movement since the law was imposed by Beijing last June to quell dissent in the semi-autonomous territory.

China steps up COVID restrictions near Beijing as local infections rise

January 06, 2021 10:45 am

The province, which entered a "wartime mode" on Tuesday, accounted for 20 of the 23 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases reported in mainland China on Jan. 5, more than the total of 19 cases in the province in the three previous days.

Beijing residents told to stay put for holidays

December 26, 2020 1:25 pm

To contain any new outbreaks, the Beijing government cancelled big gatherings such as sports events and temple fairs. It says applications will be strictly reviewed for any major events.

Noodle diplomacy: Beijing eatery US president-elect Joe Biden visited in 2011 attracts crowds

November 17, 2020 5:21 pm

After his visit, the 'Biden Set' -- a meal featuring the items he sampled -- was added to the restaurant's menu

Detained Australian Yang Hengjun set to face trial in Beijing

October 10, 2020 11:03 am

The 55-year-old blogger, who was detained by Chinese authorities in January 2019 at Guangzhou Airport after arriving from New York will be facing trial on an espionage charge.


Pro-Beijing committee to elect some Hong Kong legislators

March 05, 2021 6:22 pm

The draft decision to revamp Hong Kong's electoral system comes after Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement gained traction in recent years as Beijing tightened its control over the city.

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy protesters defy tear gas

September 29, 2014 11:46 am

Police officers tried to negotiate with protesters camped out on a normally busy highway near the Hong Kong government headquarters.