All posts tagged "Beijing"

  • china smog
    Beijing issues first ‘Red Alert’ over smog, schools close

    BEIJING (AP) — Beijing issued its first-ever red alert for smog on Monday, urging schools to close and invoking restrictions on factories and traffic that will keep half of the city’s vehicles off the roads. The red...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • Seoul City Mayor Park Won-soon (Yonhap)
    Seoul, Beijing agree to boost environment cooperation

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Mayors of Seoul and Beijing agreed Wednesday to set up an environment team within a joint committee in charge of various exchange projects, Seoul officials said. Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, during his visit to...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping wave during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, June 27, 2013.  (AP Photo/Wang Zhao, Pool)
    President Park to attend military parade in Beijing

    By Kang Seung-woo, Jun Ji-hye President Park Geun-hye will observe a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Sept. 3 in Beijing, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. “Considering friendly and...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach opens the envelope announcing that Beijing has won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. Almaty and Beijing competed for the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)
    Beijing elected host of 2022 Winter Olympics

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first to do it — and in the span...

    • Posted July 31, 2015
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  • Guomao, Beijing (Courtesy of Jens Schott Knudsen via Flickr/Creative Commons)
    S. Korea becomes No. 2 foreign investor in China behind HK

    SEOUL, May 11 (Yonhap) — South Korea emerged as the second-largest foreign investor in China in the first quarter of this year, a report showed Monday, on expectations that local companies could bask in a bilateral free...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • Buildings in central Seoul are shrouded in a cloud of ultrafine particles, Tuesday. The Korea Meteorological Administration announced that the average atmospheric concentration of particulate matter measuring 10 micrometers (PM10) on the day was 228 micrograms per cubic meter, the most dangerous level in its five-level air pollution scale. (Yonhap)
    Korea under siege by ultrafine dust

    By Yoon Sung-won Seen from a subway train crossing a Han River bridge on a morning commute, Seoul remained in a thick fog of fine dust. On the street, commuters were walking without masks, looking like disarmed...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • A picture of Korean patriot Ahn Jung-geun hangs in a Memorial Hall, which opened Sunday to commemorate the late independence hero at the Harbin Railway Station in China.
    Ahn Jung-geun hall worsens Seoul-Tokyo ties

    By Chung Min-uck A memorial hall built in China to honor Ahn Jung-geun, a Korean independence hero, is further worsening ties between Korea and Japan. Infuriated by the construction, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga labeled Ahn...

    • Posted January 21, 2014
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