Tag Archives: Beijing

Alibaba agrees on $266 mln acquisition deal with South China Morning Post

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has agreed on a $266 million deal to acquire the South China Morning Post & other media assets of SCMP Group Ltd…

For China, climate deal is imperfect but huge step forward

By David Stanway PARIS (Reuters) – For China, the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, the global climate accord reached in Paris marked a huge step towards greener growth that safeguards…

Band favored by North Korean leader cancels Beijing concerts

BEIJING (AP) — An all-female band formed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un canceled its concerts in Beijing & abruptly left the Chinese capital due to unspecified communication issues,…

North Korean pop band cancels Beijing concert, leaves for home

BEIJING (Reuters) – An all-female North Korean pop group formed by leader Kim Jong Un abruptly canceled a Beijing concert on Saturday because of "communication issues" & headed home, Chinese…

Beijing to lift smog red alert

Beijing prepared to lift its first ever red alert for smog on Thursday, as blue skies & sunshine replaced the thick haze that covered the city for days. The Chinese…

Many ignore Beijing smog warnings despite first pollution 'red alert'

BEIJING (Reuters) – A blanket of humid, still air resulting in smog that is expected to shroud Beijing for at least three days triggered the capital's first ever pollution "red…

Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air. At noon, the…

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Former FIFA chief hospitalized in Rio

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange, a controversial figure who spent more than two decades in charge of world football, is being treated in a Rio hospital with respiratory problems. A…

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Black Friday for China stocks but metals not so heavy

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Chinese shares slumped 5 percent on Friday, hit by regulatory & industrial sector worries, though it wasn't enough to derail the first weekly rise…

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Corbyn: I Can't Back PM's Syria Airstrikes

Jeremy Corbyn has written to Labour MPs to say that he cannot back David Cameron's proposals for airstrikes in Syria. The Labour leader said while he is "determined to see…