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Northern China’s dilemma—if you want heat in the winter, it comes with toxic air pollution

As winter approaches, residents in North China are enjoying subsidized central heating at their homes. In return, they inhale more toxic air when they go outdoors.<p>The haze in China’s northeastern regions began last Saturday (Nov. 7) and is continuing amid the kick off of a government-provided …


China to replace Japan as 2nd-largest peacekeeping budget contributor

NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- China is expected to replace Japan as the second-largest contributor to the U.N. peacekeeping operations budget in 2016-2018 …