Few expect big breakthroughs at China's climate change talks this week. The real success will be in smoothing relations after the Copenhagen debacle and small side deals that are more realistic, observers say.
10/05/2010 12:31 pm
In a new exhibition, Ansel Adams's iconic nature images are contrasted with Edward Burtynsky's industrial scapes of rock quarries, coal heaps, and rusty ships.
07/23/2010 04:00 pm
US and European researchers have named the Nebulae system at the National Supercomputing Centre in Shenzhen in southern China the world's second-fastest machine, clocking in behind the US Department of Energy's Jaguar in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
06/01/2010 06:18 pm
The Monitor's Beijing bureau chief hit a wall of official secrecy regarding the China visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. It was only the beginning of a tough day of reporting.
05/05/2010 12:15 pm
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The Toyota recall has sparked debate among consumers in China – which has taken hits over tainted milk products and toys with lead paint – about how companies should respond. Is Japan's top carmaker putting Chinese firms to shame?
02/03/2010 10:09 am
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A gargantuan task – some 2 million are said to need psychological care – is complicated by stigmas attached to mental illness.
05/07/2009 01:00 am
A toxic substance is suspected of causing corrosion, health problems, and foul odors, bringing lawsuits and calls for government action.
04/04/2009 01:00 am
China's government only recently began addressing the needs of its 83 million disabled citizens.
09/09/2008 01:00 am