EU tries new ideas to end overfishing, boost stocks
Europe plans to change tack in the way it tries to curb overfishing and boost numbers of species such as cod, depleted after years of quota-busting by EU fleets, the European Commission said on Wednesday.
China Xiwang gets approval for US GMO corn imports
China Xiwang Sugar Holdings Co. Ltd. said on Wednesday it had obtained government approval for US corn imports, which signalled that Beijing would no longer stand in the way of the grain's trade.
Experts retrieve chemical weapons abandoned by Japan in northeast China
Disposal experts from Japan and China began to excavate Japanese chemical weapons abandoned after World War II in Ning'an City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Wednesday.
Environmental situation critical in west China, despite investment
The Chinese government invested more than 200 billion yuan (over US $25 billion) from 2000 to 2005 in improving the environment in the west of the country, but the situation remains critical.
Flights increase to compete with railway
Airlines have increased the number of flights to Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, hoping to help themselves to a slice of the tourism boom stimulated by the Qinghai-Tibet Railway that opened on Saturday.
Qinghai-Tibet railway begins operation
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the world's highest, began operation on last Saturday. The first train left Golmud, the second largest city of Qinghai in northwest China, for Lhasa, in the Tibet Autonomous Region.