China says hopes visit of North Korean envoy can ease tension
BEIJING - China hopes that a visit by a senior North Korean envoy can ease tension in the region and help spur efforts to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Friday.
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North Korea says willing to take China's advice to start talks
BEIJING - North Korea is willing to take China's advice and enter into talks, Chinese state television cited an envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as saying, following weeks of tension on the Korean peninsula after the North's latest nuclear test.
Exclusive :China urbanization plan hits roadblock over spending fears-sources
BEIJING - China's plan to spend $6.5 trillion on urbanization to bolster the economy is running into snags, sources close to the government said, as top leaders fear another spending binge could push up local debt levels and inflate a property bubble.
In China, food scares put Mao's self-sufficiency goal at risk
BEIJING - The discovery of dangerous levels of toxic cadmium in rice sold in the southern city of Guangzhou, the latest in a series of food scandals, has piled more pressure on China to clean up its food chain - possibly at the expense of Mao Zedong's cherished goal of self-sufficiency.
As China Prepares to Lead on Climate Crisis, Will US Follow?
A woman wearing a mask rides past smoking chimneys and cooling towers of a steel plant in Beijing. (Reuters / Suzie Wong) The global politics that have hampered efforts to create a binding international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions may have taken a positive turn as reports suggest the Chinese government is preparing to place a firm cap on the amount of carbon pollution it generates each year.