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."
A Christian Science perspective on daily life.
Saturday's attack on American tourists, and continued unrest in Xinjiang, have tested the trouble-free Olympics Chinese officials sought.
The terrorist group, believed to be Uighurs, warns Muslims to avoid public transport with ethnic Chinese.
Thousands of couples got married and gave birth on 8/8/08 because the number symbolizes prosperity. The Beijing Games, which open Friday, were also timed to the "lucky" date.
The wish list includes continued security aid to balance China, greater engagement, and trade.