Arctic gas to ease winter shortage

China’s annual imports from the Yamal natural gas project in the resource-rich Arctic region will further secure China’s energy security with increasing supplies of the natural gas, which is currently experiencing a severe shortage especially in northern China, said an executive from China National Petroleum Corp. China’s imports from the Yamal project play a significant Continue Reading

International group praises green revival

High-level advisory panel pitches 15-year pollution fight, but holds China up as model A high-level international advisory body applauded China’s efforts to improve the environment and suggested a 15-year strategy against pollution in a draft recommendation report on Monday. China has made building an ecological civilization an important goal and has taken comprehensive measures to Continue Reading

Education, health fees among key concerns

China to legislate on preschool education China will push for legislation on preschool education to provide a legal guarantee for the operation and management of such institutions, Vice-minister of Education Tian Xuejun said on Nov 30. Tian made the remarks at a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office regarding a child abuse Continue Reading

India Cold Wave Breaks Records, Shuts Schools and Makes Bad Air Worse

NEW DELHI — A brutal cold wave has swept northern India, blanketing streets in freezing fog, intensifying pollution, disrupting hundreds of flights and prompting school closures. India’s capital, New Delhi, experienced its coldest day in 119 years on Monday, with the maximum temperature dipping below 49 degrees Fahrenheit (9.4 Celsius), about 20 degrees below the Continue Reading

Taiwan’s Top Military Official and 7 Others Die in Helicopter Crash

Eight people including the chief of Taiwan’s armed forces were killed Thursday after the military helicopter carrying them crashed on a mountainside during a routine trip, Taiwan’s military said. The Black Hawk helicopter was carrying 13 people, including Shen Yi-ming, an air force general who served as the chief of general staff of Taiwan’s armed Continue Reading