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Beijing's Streets: Anything but Pedestrian

Ella Genasci Smith | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Ella Genasci Smith

Like elsewhere in Chinese life, pedestrians have accepted their place on Beijing's streets. They've embraced patience. I, on the other hand, find myself regularly glaring at unsuspecting drivers, unaffected, as they wiz past me, tires barely missing my toes.

These Photos Of Beijing's Color Run Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Elliott Snyder | Posted 08.19.2013 | World

Few events make for a better photo op than a Color Run. Several thousands of people took part in the paint race's first edition in Beijing, China, on ...

Chinese Police Say Activist Suspicious Death Was Suicide

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

BEIJING — Police concluded a Chinese activist found hanging in his hospital room committed suicide, dismissing allegations of foul play from his...

LOOK: D.C.'s Sister Cities Around The World

Posted 06.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When you cross the city limits of plenty of locales around the nation, you'll see signs announcing sister-city relationships with places...

LOOK: China's Incredible Mushroom Cloud

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

A mushroom-like cloud was spotted over Beijing last week, closely resembling the explosion of an atomic bomb, reports China Daily. The huge cloud e...

Angry Crowd Shouts, Throws Eggs At Beijing Apple Store After iPhone 4S Launch Delayed

AP | JOE MCDONALD | Posted 03.13.2012 | Technology

BEIJING — Raw eggs splattered and streaked the gleaming windows of Beijing's Apple store Friday, hurled by angry and frustrated shoppers when th...

WATCH:Elite Triathlete Wins Race For Sick Teammate

AP | Danielle Cadet | Posted 09.16.2011 | Impact

Lucas Verzbicas put his own long-distance running ambitions on hold to win a gold medal for a friend who was diagnosed with cancer, the Associated Pre...

How Chinese Inflation Could Impact The U.S.

The New York Times | Keith Bradsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- When garment buyers from New York show up next month at China's annual trade shows to bargain over next autumn's fashions, many will face s...

Annexed by China - for good or ill

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

To the casual visitor, the most obvious sign of China in Africa is also the most fleeting indication of the country's deepening engagement with the c...

Beijing launches lunar probe

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

China launched an unmanned lunar probe yesterday....

Upgrades and Downgrades: Hewlett-Packard Finds A Friend

Minyanville | Minyanville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Stocks resumed their tug of war when the worst August in nine years was quickly followed by the strongest start to September since 1998. Robust manuf...

The ten-day traffic jam driving China mad

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a list of the top places to spend the summer, a motorway just outside Beijing beneath a pall of smog and battered by ferocious heat would probably...

Elderly Farmer Recaptured

Radio Free Asia | Radio Free Asia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Uyghur man runs afoul of Chinese authorities on his 11th trip to protest in Beijing....

Beijing Hooters Is Nothing to Hoot About

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

Distortion is often present in the foreign media about China. Facts are adjusted or ignored in order to tell a simple story that fits neatly with readers' pre-conceived notions and fears.

Beijing Will Install Giant Deodorant Guns To Battle Landfill Smell

The Guardian | Jonathan Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Beijing is to install 100 deodorant guns at a stinking landfill site on the edge of the city in a bid to dampen complaints about the capital's rubbish...

Beijing Sandstorm 2010: PHOTOS Of Major China Storm

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A major Beijing sandstorm is blasting the Chinese capital today, March 20, 2010 -- the most severe sandstorm in China this year, according to scientis...

In global recession, China continues breakneck expansion

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

China predicted that it would achieve over 8 percent growth this year, and indeed the economic superpower has fulfilled its growth target. In fact, Ch...

China Passes Tort Law

Radio Free Asia | Radio Free Asia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Beijing passes a new law addressing liability in China, but does it go far enough?...

In Focus: Chinese, Ants Announce Alliance

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING, CHINA--The people of China and the world ant community signed a treaty that will establish close relations between the two civilizations....

House lets states get rid of Iran-linked funds

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday sent a message to Iran that pursuit of nuclear capability will not go unpunished, approving legislation that allows state and local governments to curtail investments in international corporations doing business in Iran's energy sector.

The legislation also protects from shareholder lawsuits those investment managers who divest funds from companies that are involved in Iran's energy sector or have provided equipment for the transport of oil or liquefied natural gas from Iran.

The bill passed the House 414-6 and now goes to the Senate.

The bill does not impose new sanctions, said its author, Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass.

"What it does is to make it very clear that Americans who are deeply concerned about the prospect of Iranian nuclear power, and other aspects of Iranian governance, that they are able to act on those (concerns)," he said.

Insults fly as UK hits out at China execution

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Beijing hit back furiously yesterday at Britain's condemnation of the execution of a mentally ill Londoner who relatives say was duped into smuggling ...

Summing up the U.S. - China summit: Baby steps forward

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Barack Obama is taking the right approach in treating China as a key partner on global challenges by emphasizing the need for joint...

China to oppose Goldstone Gaza probe

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

China will oppose serving the Goldstone report to the United Nations Security Council and to the International Court in The Hague, according to Chines...

Chanel Unwittingly Captures Daul Kim's Last Smiles

Racked | Racked | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last night, our friend showed off her new Chanel Cocoon large tote in black lambskin, which her boyfriend had gotten her on his recent trip to Beiji...

China opposes sending Goldstone report to UN Security Council

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

China will oppose discussing the Goldstone report at the United Nations Security Council, Chinese members of parliament told a delegation of visiting ...