BEIJING — Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, forcing chemical plants and factories to shut down, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use backfired by causing energy shortages in frigid weather.
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By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BEIJING — Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to acquire Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep unit, two employees of the Chinese company said Monday, in an ambitious new move for the country’s fast-growing domestic auto brands.
BEIJING — Want an insanely fast ride with zero emissions? Startup NIO has the car: An electric two-seater with muscular European lines and a top speed of 195 miles per hour (313 kilometres per hour).
BEIJING — A Chinese supercomputer has topped a list of the world’s fastest computers for the seventh straight year ‚Äî and for the first time the winner uses only Chinese-designed processors instead of U.S. technology.
The announcement Monday is a new milestone for Chinese supercomputer development and a further erosion of past U.S. dominance of the field.
BEIJING — China on Tuesday banned most imports of North Korean coal and iron ore, the country’s main exports, in a significant increase in pressure on the North under U.N. sanctions against its nuclear and missile tests.
BEIJING — China’s main stock index surged 5.3 per cent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, leading world markets higher and giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching losses.