Toxic smog is hanging over large parts of China, with 24 cities on "red alert." Such alerts are common during the winter, when energy demand soars. Some people are finding increasingly creative ways to tell authorities they've had enough.
There promises to be more controversy when China's under-20 football team play their second match as part of a German tour. Their first game was interrupted after protesters displayed Tibetan flags in the stadium.
Beijing has warned Germany of "defending Tibet independence," saying the match host must ensure respect between the countries. The activists said they only wanted to highlight the plight of Tibetans in China.
As Trump's America takes a back seat over climate action, China is expected to take on a lead role in shaping global policies to tackle carbon emissions and promote renewables. Beijing's climate record, though, is mixed.
Zimbabwe's military takeover has caught the attention of the world – but could China have known about the coup? Beijing has long been a close ally, and Zimbabwe's top brass recently paid a visit to leaders in Beijing.
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