- Winter Chaos Tests China
The winter storms that pummeled China, stranded Spring Festival travelers and blocked coal shipments have raised questions about the nation's emergency response system.
- Strained Water Supplies under New Management
The government’s new rules are aimed at controlling water consumption by setting quotas and boundaries for water rights, with the goal of creating a resource-trading market mechanism.
- Oil Spikes and Rowing Against the Current
As global oil prices soar, the government has kicked in price controls that underscore the need for long-delayed market reforms, and the danger of drifting backward.
- Gains and Loss in Beijing’s Air Quality Control
An exclusive interview with Beijing Vice Mayor Zhao Fengtong:
Economic Outlook - 2008 Beijing Olympics
“We are confident we will be able to guarantee very good air quality during the 2008 Olympics”
- Waking Up to China's Water Crisis
As China's leaders focus on protecting China's water resources, the nation is coming to grips with the vastness of its scarcity and pollution problems – and debates over what to do.
- Flash Flood Fury and Rising Death Tolls
River floods get more attention, but flash floods triggered by rainstorms in China’s hills and mountains are far more deadly, killing more than 300 so far this year.
- Grassland Alarm
We had come to a town named Baiyintala in Naiman