Beijing smog on 'bad day' equivalent to smoking 25 cigarettes: Berkeley Earth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Breathing Beijing's air pollution when the PM 2.5 reaches 550 inflicts the equivalent in damage to the human body as smoking 25 cigarettes, according to a memo release...

China premier pledges: 'We will make our skies blue again'

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged Sunday to make the country's smoggy skies blue again and "work faster" to address pollution caused by the burning of coal for heat and electricity. ...

Beijing summit shows Xi in charge as trouble lurks

BEIJING (AP) -- As he hosts President Barack Obama and other world leaders, China's President Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge of a vast but stable communist state boasting the world's second-large...

Chinese tycoon treats New York's homeless to lunch

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Chinese tycoon's effort to treat hundreds of homeless New Yorkers to a fancy lunch in Central Park fell apart, with people booing, yelling and cursing when they found out he wasn't ...