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Beijing Is Sinking 4 Inches Per Year

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Weird Asia News

Move over Venice, Italy. There’s a new city grabbing all the headlines because it is sinking. The newcomer, Beijing, may... The post Beijing Is Sinking 4 Inches Per Year appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts: Large Chinese Cities Sinking into Ground 2 Year-Old Chained to Pole in Beijing for Safety Thousands of Lunar New Year Travelers Stranded at Railway Station

Household fuels a major contributor to Beijing's infamous air pollution

China's plans to curb Beijing's health-damaging air by focusing on restricting emissions from power plants and vehicles may have limited impact if household use of coal and other dirty fuels is not also curtailed, according to a new study. read more

Household fuels exceed power plants and cars as source of smog in Beijing

Beijing and surrounding areas of China often suffer from choking smog. The Chinese government has made commitments to improving air quality and has achieved notable results in reducing emissions from the power and transportation sectors. Show More Summary

Brexit And The Revenge Of The BRICS

Are they celebrating Brexit in Moscow and Beijing? Perhaps not too loudly. Just as we were all watching to see which of the BRICS governments would collapse first, the U.K. just jumped off the cliff. Who looks unstable now? This may be the turning point in a story that begins to lead back to the BRICS, or at least to some of them.

Two Startups Win Big At Silicon Dragon Pitch In NY And Go To Beijing Next

Two US startups, Panda Corner and Biocellection, won the Silicon Dragon pitch contest in NYC, and are soon going to Beijing to compete internationally.

Beijing is Literally Sinking

8 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Chinese capital sucks up so much groundwater that its sinking four inches a year.

THIS HAS GOT TO BE A METAPHOR FOR SOMETHING: Research Shows Beijing Is Sinking By 11 Centimeters Ann…

THIS HAS GOT TO BE A METAPHOR FOR SOMETHING: Research Shows Beijing Is Sinking By 11 Centimeters Annually.

12 Shipping Containers Form Bold, Transportable Pavilion in China

Roof terraces aplenty People's Architecture Office, the Beijing firm behind rad prefab small-space plug-ins and experimental tubular living spaces has completed a bold new project in the Chinese province of Shanxi. Using a dozen shipping...Show More Summary

Shell Game: China Plays Legal Trick to Delay Ruling

Prior to the Hague's ruling on the dispute between Beijing and the Manila in the South China Sea, Chinese media announced a "legal challenge" to the case. The post Shell Game: China Plays Legal Trick to Delay Ruling appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

This City Is Sinking Twice as Fast as New Orleans

If New Orleans is sinking, Beijing might as well be in freefall. A new study in the journal Remote Sensing finds depleted groundwater is causing the Chinese capital—the growing Chaoyang district, in particular—to sink as much as four inches per year; a recent study found New Orleans was...

Beijing And Moscow Fed Up With Washington, Time For A New Order

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin review an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) This may come as a surprise to most Americans, given the trillions of dollars in debt added [...]

The Fall of Beijing: China's Capital is Sinking 11 cm Per Year

Beijing is sinking 11cm a year because the city is using too much ground water, according to a new study.

Chinese Media Says Putin's Visit Marks Development of Strategic Partnership

Chinese state media responded to the recent visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Asian nation, viewing it as underscoring the development of a bilateral partnership of a strategic nature between Moscow and Beijing.

Beijing tower reflects on energy efficiency with trapezoidal glass facade

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

From a distance, the Beijing Greenland Center recently-completed by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) may look like any of the other rectangular skyscrapers that dot China's capital city. Look a little closer, however,...Show More Summary

Jackie Chan takes Kobe Bryant to dinner in Beijing

22 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The beginning of the next great bromance? [ more › ]

China wants more cooperation with West in corruption fight

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China needs to "narrow its differences" with Western countries where corrupt officials have fled and seek their support, the country's top graft watchdog said, as Beijing seeks to address worries about rule of law and transparency in corruption probes.

China city shuts down waste burning plant over protests

BEIJING (Reuters) - A city in central China is shutting down a waste incineration project, it said, after thousands of people protested against the plant over fears it will damage the environment and residents' health.

Will Brexit Push China Over The Edge?

Beijing fought hard for Britain to “Remain,” and not without good reason as breaking up the EU could be disastrous for the Chinese economy.

China Bus Fire Kills 35

BEIJING (Reuters) - At least 35 people, including two children, died after a tour bus crashed and caught fire in central China, state media reported on Sunday. Police detained the driver of the bus, which was carrying 55 people in Hunan province, said the official Xinhua news agency. Show More Summary

Speedboat to China: Putin's Visit to Beijing Proves Fruitful

A wide array of lucrative bilateral cooperation agreements have been signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during Putin's visit to China this past week.

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