Beijing residents woke up on Christmas Day to find their city blanketed in heavy smog once again. Air pollution levels are 20 times higher that the World Health Organization's 'safe level.'
China's finance minister has said Beijing is fully confident of its capacity to avoid systemic debt risks. The remark came as international organizations including the IMF kept warning of the country's ballooning debt.
Although air quality improved across China in 2017, in cities like Beijing, pollution masks aren't going out of style just yet.
Plans to rapidly cut coal use in China have been halted after households were left without heat. But air quality appears to have improved, despite the setback.
Thanks to a constitutional change, Chinese presidents will be able to extend their terms indefinitely. More power means more responsibility, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
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