China threat over EU airline emissions trading

China is threatening legal action against the European Union for the emissions trading scheme (ETS) it is planning to introduce to airlines next year. “I believe we have to take legal action,” said Wei Zhenzhong,…

Stalwarts in China’s Water Struggle

To report out my article on China’s ambitious and troubled plan to divert water from the south to try to satisfy the drinking needs of people in the dying north, I traveled to the Han…

Will Victory Spur Athletic Reform in China?

BEIJING — Li Na’s victory in the French Open on Saturday thrilled China, but some observers wondered whether the country’s sports machine would allow many other athletes to follow her unorthodox career path. Li, 29,…

Evictions spark wave of violence in China

Evictions spark wave of violence in China  By Jamil Anderlini in Beijing   The scene last week after an explosion in Fuzhou city set off by a man at breaking point over the demolition of…