BEIJING — The Chinese and Russian navies launched eight days of war games in the South China Sea on Monday, in a sign of growing co-operation between their armed forces against the backdrop of regional territorial disputes.
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By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press
BEIJING — Chinese authorities have released the pastor of the country’s largest Protestant mega-church after he was detained for more than two months following protests against the government’s removal of crosses from churches, a church worker said Friday.
BEIJING North Korea’s announcement of plans to launch a long-range rocket made during a visit to Pyongyang by a top Chinese envoy will likely be seen as yet another sign of gross disrespect toward its chief ally.
BEIJING Schools closed and rush-hour roads were much quieter than normal as Beijing’s first-ever red alert for smog took effect Tuesday, closing many factories and invoking restrictions to keep half the city’s vehicles off the roads.
Beijing issued its first-ever red alert for smog on Monday, urging schools to close and invoking restrictions on factories and traffic that will keep half of the city’s vehicles off the roads.
The red alert the most serious warning on a four-tier system adopted a little over two years ago ‚Äî means authorities have forecast more than three consecutive days of severe smog.