Shanghai warned children and the elderly to stay indoors for a second day as air quality in China’s commercial hub improved marginally from the worst levels since authorities started tracking pollution levels last year.
Walking through Beijing’s Tiananmen Square last week, a German family of five surrounded me, all wearing large face masks and sunglasses. They weren’t robbing me, just asking me to take their photo. When I yelled the customary “Say ‘cheese,’” the dad joked: “We are smiling under here.”
Chinese police have identified two people as having links to the crash of a sport-utility vehicle near Beijing’s Tiananmen Square that killed five, while falling short of calling the incident a terrorist attack.
The people in a vehicle that crashed near Tiananmen Square this week, leaving five dead, had links to a Uighur militant group in Central Asia, China’s security chief Meng Jianzhu said in an interview with Phoenix Television.
As China’s top leaders prepared this week to unveil their economic agenda for the next decade in Beijing, the nation’s security minister was paying unannounced, after-dark visits to the city’s subway stations.