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’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.
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.
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.
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