Traditions of keeping caged birds and Chinese gourmands drive demand for threatened species, while lax law enforcement hampers consrevation efforts.
The first Russian LNG tankers forge Northern Sea Route.
Experts cast doubts on first-half GDP claims.
Consumption for power production grows at double-digit rate.
Demand from wealthy Chinese for tiger bones, teeth and pelts drive a robust underground trade.
A new supervisory agency cites "severely fabricated" economic figures, raising doubts about GDP claims.
Regulators consider new version of oil and gas restructuring.
Imports may ‘max out’ as pipeline expansion stalls.
Five Asian countries account more than half of the world's plastic waste.
Study warns of pollution, the spread of invasive species, habitat loss, and wildlife mortality from the 70-nation development plan.
The investment breaks aimed at averting US tariffs fell short of demands, economists say.
Government planners face challenges on gas, oil, power, and coal.
The industry sends mixed signals on capacity cuts.
The country’s lending policies leave investors in doubt.
Experts see an intensification of the Communist Party's "United Front" tactics targeted at Taiwan's democracy.
Uncertainty complicates climate forecasts.
Local superstitions ascribe medicinal properties to obscure scaly anteater, whose meat is also a delicacy.
Stand-in for CEFC China Energy Company Ltd. fails to materialize in Rosneft share sale.
Heavy investment is needed to avert seasonal shortages.
Rhino horn remains popular as a medicinal remedy, especially in Vietnam, while elephants are now killed for their skin.
The smartphone maker says penalty may impact 'survival.'
A veteran political commentator hits out at concerted attempts by Hong Kong and Chinese officials to smear law professor and democracy campaigner Benny Tai.
The government promises eased rules for automakers and financial services.
Doubts about Russian oil deal shake confidence in China's commitments.
Sand dredging has damaged the environment in Cambodia and Vietnam by disrupting sediment flows and fishing grounds.
The government claims air quality gains despite increased coal use.
Bao Tong, former top aide to late ousted premier Zhao Ziyang, pens a polemic against Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature ideology.
The penalties so far pose minimal threat to the country’s growth, China experts say.
The entire purpose of the constitution is to provide legal meaning, which makes a nonsense of its references to political ideologies, a former top Communist Party aide argues.
Uneven regulation leaves overseas investment in doubt.