Desalinated seawater to be 30 percent of Beijing's supply by 2019

Desalinated seawater will be around 30% of Beijing's total water supply from 2019, in a move that will hopefully relieve water shortage in the dry region.

by Joe McGee, 15 April 2014

Forbidden City to limit number of visitors

Beijing's Forbidden City has announced it will begin to limit the number of annual visitors for 'protection purposes', Xinhua reports.

by Joe McGee, 14 April 2014

11 injured in Beijing gas tank explosion

At least 11 people were injured after a gas tank exploded at a restaurant in Beijing’s Tongzhou district on Friday morning, Xinhua reports.

by Joe McGee, 31 March 2014

Six killed in knife attack in Beijing suburb

Six people were killed after a knife-wielding man launched an attack at a village in Beijing's Huairou District on Thursday, local police said.

by Joe McGee, 28 March 2014

Bomb hoax at Beijing airport after man grows tired of queues

A man has been detained for five days for telling officers at Beijing Capital International Airport that he had a bomb in his ass, after reportedly growing impatient with the wait to...

by Joe McGee, 20 March 2014

Dozens of dead pigs dumped in Beijing suburb

Dozens of dead pigs were found in a village in suburban Beijing, with no confirmation of how they got there, the Beijing Morning Post reported on Friday.

by Joe McGee, 15 March 2014

Scientists to build artificial 'smog chambers' to help combat pollution

Scientists in Beijing plan to build a 500 million yuan ($81 million) research facility to create artificial smog for anti-pollution research.

by Joe McGee, 03 March 2014

Beijing air quality improves dramatically after cold front disperses smog

Beijing's air quality improved dramatically on Thursday after relentless smog had shrouded the city for seven days.

by Joe McGee, 27 February 2014

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