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Hebei: China locks down 400,000 people after virus spike near Beijing

It's a small spike in Hebei near Beijing - but enough for officials to reinstate a strict lockdown.

Coronavirus: Beijing tightens controls amid spike in local cases

The Chinese capital has seen 100 new locally transmitted coronavirus cases, the WHO says.

Coronavirus: Beijing spike continues with 36 new cases

Beijing has recorded 36 new locally-transmitted coronavirus cases, amid fears of a second wave in the Chinese capital.


Alibaba’s Ant Financial quietly acquires stake in Vietnamese e-wallet firm

Ant will not control more than 50% of eMonkey, but is expected to have significant influence and provide technical expertise to the e-wallet

US officials strongly condemn China’s illegal activities in East Sea

Beijing intends to bully and threaten countries in the Indo-Pacific region by illegally building and militarising artificial features on the East Sea, Admiral John C. Aquilino, Commander of the US Pacific Fleet, told the press.

Beijing aims to curb city's use of coal by 2020

 China's capital city Beijing is aiming to cut its coal consumption to below 5 million tonnes by 2020 and limit the use of coal in smog-prone areas, a document issued by the Beijing Municipal Government showed ...

Beijing bans high-emission vehicles in anti-smog move: Xinhua

 China's smog-hit capital Beijing will ban high-emission vehicles from Wednesday as part of its efforts to combat pollution, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the local government.

Beijing vows 30 percent cut in coal use in 2017 to fight smog

 China's smog-hit capital Beijing plans to slash coal consumption by a further 30 percent in 2017 as part of its efforts to combat air pollution,

Beijing launches environmental police force to tackle air pollution

 The smog-hit Chinese capital of Beijing will establish a police force to deal specifically with environmental offences as part of its efforts to clean up its air and crack down on persistent polluters.

Smog-hit Beijing slapped with top 'fog' alert for second day

 The Chinese capital issued its highest red fog alert for a second day on Wednesday, keeping highways closed in and around the city which is already under a smog alert after weeks of choking winter pollution.

Beijing to raise threshold for issuing air pollution 'red alerts'

 Beijing is to raise the thresholds for issuing its highest air pollution warnings, the state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday, two months after acrid smog triggered the city's first ever "red alerts".

Beijing investigates high-polluting coal, chemical firms

 Beijing's government is investigating coal and other mining companies, as well as firms producing dangerous chemicals, in an effort to raise safety standards and push polluting enterprises out of the city,

Beijing smog hits hazardous levels

 Pollution has soared to hazardous levels in Beijing, reaching 20 times the limit recommended by the World Health Organisation.

Shangri-La Dialogue: Beijing’s iron fist in a velvet glove

China’s deployment of the oil rig to drill in Vietnam’s EEZ has once again ratcheted up tensions in the East Sea. This move is seen by many commentators as the latest example of Beijing’s increasingly assertive approach to its regional interests.

Inside China: No Friends for Beijing

 China has become a global power with extensive outreach to all continents. But it has never been so isolated.

Beijing issues alert as smog smothers N China

 The Chinese capital on Thursday issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution over the next three days, with children and the elderly being advised to stay indoors.

Beijing welcomes President Sang

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang yesterday, June 19, started a three-day state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Beijing reports 2nd H7N9 infection

 Health authorities in Beijing Tuesday reported a second human infection of the H7N9 strain of bird flu in the Chinese capital.