China pushes mines to aim for higher daily output as an energy crisis begins to bite with electricity shortages and production cuts dragging industrial output.
The Winter Olympics flame began its journey from Athens, arriving in Beijing in a red lantern signifying the likeness of a Han Dynasty tomb artefact at a closely-guarded welcome ceremony.
The efforts of world economies to recover from the pandemic created a demand boom that global producers and transportation systems cannot meet.
China's economy likely grew at the slowest pace in a year in the third quarter, hurt by power shortages, supply bottlenecks and sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks and raising heat on policymakers amid rising jitters over the property sector.
"The United States and Canada colluded to provoke and stir up trouble, seriously jeopardising peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait," the Chinese military said.
Muslim and Christian holy book apps and Amazon's audiobook service Audible have been removed from App Store in China reportedly at a request of the country's officials.
Thursday’s roadmap signed by Bhutan and China towards resolving their longstanding boundary dispute could have strategic implications for India’s northeastern flank.
Beijing has taken a slew of measures to contain coal price rises, including raising domestic coal output and cutting power to power-hungry industries during periods of peak demand.
While France’s silence on its colonial role in Algeria may work domestically, the future of European and North African relations is closely impacted by Paris’s silence.
The rapid decline of China as a crypto mining powerhouse has seen the US and Kazakhstan become attractive destinations for migrant miners.
Taiwan defence ministry’s warning comes a week after China mounted four consecutive days of record air force incursions into the Taiwanese air defence zone.
Relations between Beijing and New Delhi remain strained after the latest round of talks to resolve their border dispute, and unlikely to be mended anytime soon given geopolitical realities in the region.
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