China urges diplomats and UN to boycott Dalai Lama in Geneva

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Mar 10 : China has written to diplomats and UN officials urging them not to attend a Geneva event today where the Dalai Lama will speak, reasserting that it opposes his appearance at all venues due to his “separatist activities”. Reuters reported in October that China is waging a campaign of […]

Chinese pilot project could bring electronic tracking to all cars

By Jake Spring BEIJING, Mar 9 : The southern city of Shenzhen became the first in China to issue electronic IDs to 200,000 vehicles as part of a pilot project that could eventually allow the real-time tracking of all cars, the state-owned company providing the technology said. The first batch of IDs was issued to […]

China, South Korea step up sanctions on North Korea

By Ju-min Park and Ruby Lian SEOUL/SHANGHAI, Mar 8 : China has barred a North Korean freighter from one of its ports and South Korea announced a crackdown on individuals and companies linked to Pyongyang’s weapons programme, stepping up sanctions against the isolated state. North Korean general cargo ship Grand Karo arrived at Rizhao port […]

China’s CO2 emissions may have peaked in 2014 – study

By David Stanway BEIJING, March 7 : China’s carbon emissions, by far the world’s highest, may have peaked in 2014, according to a study published today, potentially putting Beijing under pressure to toughen its climate pledges. China has promised to bring greenhouse gas emissions to a peak by “around 2030” as part of its commitments […]

Delegate tells China parliament stock crisis “destroying middle class”

By Shu Zhang and Pete Sweeney BEIJING, Mar 6 : A Shanghai representative to the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Sunday lambasted China’s market regulators for igniting a stock crisis that is “destroying the Chinese middle class”, a rare rebuke for authorities during their biggest annual event. “The ten years of stock market development since […]

Delegate tells China parliament stock crisis “destroying middle class”

By Shu Zhang and Pete Sweeney BEIJING, Mar 6 : A Shanghai representative to the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Sunday lambasted China’s market regulators for igniting a stock crisis that is “destroying the Chinese middle class”, a rare rebuke for authorities during their biggest annual event. “The ten years of stock market development since […]