China’s president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:37AM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China has pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.

Beijing combats garbage crisis with new trash incinerator

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 6:23PM UTC Beijing's

Beijing’s ecologists say officials will worsen the city’s deadliest environmental issue in their efforts to solve another. In November, the world’s biggest trash incinerator will begin operating at full capacity in Lujiashan, a small locale northwest of the Chinese capital. The facility, which has been running in test mode all year, was built by Shougang, a company that operated a gigantic steel factory in same region until 2011, when it was shuttered because of its pollution output.

Protesters in HK to vote on staying in streets

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 1:11PM UTC Thousands of pro-democracy protesters gather at Hong Kong's Mongkok district. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.

China launches experimental moon orbiter

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 10:55AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China has launched an experimental spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

China punishes 17 officials for village clash

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:39AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Seventeen officials have been punished in southwest China after one of the most violent land conflicts in recent years left eight people dead.

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