It's not every day that a major urban center suddenly puts the brakes on its industrial emissions. As Beijing tries to clear the air for the Olympic Games, one researcher is jumping at the chance to observe how the atmosphere is responding to what's being called the "great shutdown."
The wish list includes continued security aid to balance China, greater engagement, and trade.
The Olympic Committee and China linked the Games to reforms that have gone unfulfilled.
His trip, which ends at the Olympics, is intended to showcase achievements in the region.
Social network websites are booming. If only they could turn a profit.
OPEC's only Asian member, it has failed to meet its production quota and is quitting the cartel this year.
Ahead of Beijing Olympics, the international group Justice for North Korea hopes to press China to accept North Korean refugees as defectors, not migrants.