For almost every Beijing resident it will be a familiar sight which quite literally gets up their nose.The smog which pervades the skies of the capital – and many other large cities – is sometime so all pervading that it can almost turn day into night and force children to be kept indoors.
British officials are offering consular support to a group of British citizens detained during a police raid on a rave in Shenzhen, south-eastern China.
Riot police reportedly descended on the party, which was being held in a tunnel on the outskirts of the city in Guangdong province in the early hours of Sunday morning. Witnesses said at least 300 revellers – understood to include British, American and Chinese citizens – were ordered on to buses and taken away for drug testing.
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More than 6,000 police officers have been deployed to keep order at a train station in southern China after tens of thousands of passengers became stranded there because of poor weather.
Multinational corporations doing business in China face a losing battle when it comes to keeping copies of their products off the market, with anti-counterfeiting investigators either collaborating with producers of the fake goods, or copying the goods themselves, according to a report.
A Canadian beauty pageant winner claims she has been barred from entering China to take part in the Miss World 2015 final in the southern island province of Hainan.
Residents of north-eastern China donned gas masks and locked themselves indoors on Sunday after their homes were enveloped by some of the worst levels of smog on record.
Levels of PM2.5, a tiny airborne particulate linked to cancer and heart disease, soared in Liaoning province as northern China began burning coal to heat homes at the start of the winter.
The importance of China to the global financial system is to be illustrated again on Monday as the world’s second-largest economy releases its estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product. China’s president Xi Jinping acknowledged concerns about the strength of his country’s economy on theeve of a state visit to the UK.
Enthusiasm in China drove sales of Apple’s latest iPhone to a record 13m units last weekend, topping last year’s record of 10m, when the manufacturer’s popular phone was held up in China by regulators. Analysts put sales in China at between 3m and 4m units, leaving sales elsewhere essentially flat year-over-year.
When the Chinese writer Xinran set out to interview China’s first generation of only children, she did not know what she would find. The results were startling: she encountered young adults who had been cosseted into helplessness, struggling with the world outside the cocoon, angry and alienated from the older generations who had invested all their hopes and fears in them. Others complained of neglect by parents who were consumed by the struggle to make money in China’s boom years, and who felt little emotional connection to their parents. Most surprisingly, several of them did not want to have children themselves.