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  • China fishing boat captain to be freed by Japan. Will it ease tensions?

    China fishing boat captain to be freed by Japan. Will it ease tensions?

    Japan announced Friday it would release a Chinese fishing boat captain involved in a collision near disputed islands.

  • China traffic jam vanishes overnight?

    Global News Blog China traffic jam vanishes overnight?

    The China traffic jam that has awed the world this week essentially vanished overnight, according to some Western media outlets. But that's not likely to mean smooth driving anytime soon.

  • In Pictures China's huge traffic jam

    Trucks can be seen on a highway in Wanquan County in north China's Hebei Province on Aug. 23. The traffic jam has stretched as long as 60 miles in northern China, continues into its tenth day on Tuesday. The traffic stems from road construction in Beijing that won't be finished until the middle of next month, an official said.

  • In Pictures Solar power: Harnessing the sun's energy

    Johannes Dahl, of German company Thermovolt, fixes a solar panel on the roof of the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, on Sept. 29, 2008. A total of 2,400 panels were installed in order to provide 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy which will be used to illuminate, heat, and cool the building where the pontiff holds his general audiences in the winter and in bad weather. Concerts in honor of the pontiff are also staged in the 6,300-seat hall. In the background St. Peter's Basilica can be seen.

  • In Pictures China's chun yun peak travel season

    Passengers queue to get on the train at Guangzhou Railway Station on Jan. 30, in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. China's Spring Festival travel peak season, or 'chun yun' in Chinese, kicks off today. The traditional Chinese Spring Festival will fall on February 14 this year and the travel peak will last 40 days until March 10.

  • In Pictures The answer is blowing in the wind

    Wind turbines are clustered offshore in Dronten, the Netherlands, in July 2006. On April 28, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved the US's first offshore wind farm, approving Cape Wind, a project that would create hundreds of jobs and provide nearly 75 percent of the power needed by the Cape and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

  • In Pictures Harnessing the sun's energy

    Johannes Dahl, of German company Thermovolt, fixes a solar panel on the roof of the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, on Sept. 29, 2008. A total of 2,400 panels were installed in order to provide 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy which will be used to illuminate, heat, and cool the building where the pontiff holds his general audiences in the winter and in bad weather. Concerts in honor of the pontiff are also staged in the 6,300-seat hall. In the background St. Peter's Basilica can be seen.

  • How Baoding, China, becomes world’s first ‘carbon positive’ city

    How Baoding, China, becomes world’s first ‘carbon positive’ city

    The mayor goes on a crusade to make it a hub of renewable energy.

  • Geithner visit: Chinese economists skeptical of US strength

    A survey of 23 experts finds deep concern about Beijing's large dollar holdings

  • Skiing 'with Chinese characteristics?'

    Skiing 'with Chinese characteristics?'

    A resort in hilly Hebei Province, northwest of Beijing, offers unexpectedly long and enjoyable runs – not to mention a Swiss chalet hung with Chinese lanterns.