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A coal-fired power plant in Kaifeng, in central China’s Henan province. China’s State Council has vowed to cut coal consumption, boost electric vehicle sales and shut more outdated steel and coke capacity in the coming three years. Photograph: AP

Has the global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy gone into reverse? The alarming question is being posed by no less an authority than Spenc(...)

Students take a mock college entrance exam near a machine which blocks mobile phone signals at a school in Handan in China’s northern Hebei province. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

1. Students using hidden wireless devices to cheat in Chinese exams You think you have it bad during the Leaving Cert? Try going to China where this(...)

Fireworks go on sale in Beijing earlier this month. Photograph: Kyodo News/Getty Images

The Beijing city government has told officials to lead by example and not set off fireworks or firecrackers to welcome the Lunar New Year on Friday to(...)

 An aerial view of waters flooding Xinhua Village of Xinchang county in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of central China. Photograph: EPA

Torrential rains that have swept through China have killed at least 154 people and left 124 missing, officials said on Saturday. Most of the casualti(...)

Life in the fast lane: “Some of the ‘fuerdai’ have a crush on the life of luxury ... they drive Bentley, Maserati, Porsche and so on”

When news broke online that Wang Sicong, son of Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man, had spent €350,000 in a single night at a karaoke bar in Beijing, (...)

Chelsea’s former Brazilian midfielder Ramires is to join Jiangsu Suning.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Transfer deadline day may have been fairly tame in England this year – Pep Guardiola’s bombshell move to Manchester City aside – but in China, the bus(...)

A file picture dated shows vehicles in front of the Qianmen Gate Tower during hazy day in Beijing, China. Photograph: EPA

The Chinese capital Beijing issued a “red alert” for air pollution on Friday morning, saying it was enacting for the second time the highest-level eme(...)

Beijing: China plans to link up the capital with the nearby city of Tianjin and the neighbouring province of Hebei into a city that will be as big as Uruguay and have a population of 100 million people. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

China’s urbanisation programme is the foundation on which the country’s economic boom has been built, and the reason why analysts are not too worried (...)

File photograph of Hebei where five people  have died in a shooting. Photograph:  Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Five people have died in a shooting in a village in China’s northern Hebei province, state media reported. Two police officers and the suspected gunma(...)

Beijing, China: data shows seven out of 10 cities with the dirtiest air are in Hebei province around the capital. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

It was a bad week for China in its efforts to control air pollution, after the mayor of Beijing described how smog had rendered the city “unliveable”(...)

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