Elias Glenn

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13 Sep 2018 | 3:48 PM

As Chinese school year starts, some Beijing residents find their kids can't get admission

BEIJING (Reuters) - As China's school year kicks off, some longtime Beijing residents are being forced by restrictive residency rules to send their children to distant schools, with some unlucky few packing their bags for places as far south as Shenzhen.

8 Aug 2018 | 10:34 PM

Chinese exports accelerate even as Trump escalates trade war

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's exports surged more than expected in July despite U.S. duties and its closely watched surplus with the United States remained near record highs, as the world's two major economic powers ramp up a bitter dispute that some fear could derail global growth.

6 Aug 2018 | 7:52 PM

Beijing beefs up security in financial district

BEIJING (Reuters) - China ramped up the police presence in the financial district of its capital on Monday, with officers checking bystanders' identity cards and telling pedestrians to disperse, while at least 50 police gathered outside the banking regulator's office.

18 Jul 2018 | 11:47 AM

U.S. academic and critic of Beijing censorship will leave China after losing job

BEIJING (Reuters) - An American professor and vocal critic of Beijing's censorship said he had lost his job at the prestigious Peking University and is leaving China.

29 Dec 2017 | 8:40 PM

Beijing may be starting to win its battle against smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing may have turned a corner in its battle against the city's notorious smog, according to Reuters calculations, and environmental consultants say the Chinese government deserves much of the credit for introducing tough anti-pollution measures.

14 Dec 2017 | 2:18 PM

China's industrial heartland struggles in Beijing's fight against smog

SHIJIAZHUANG, China (Reuters) - Severe natural gas shortages are hitting businesses and residents across China's industrial heartland as an unprecedented government effort to clean up an environment devastated by decades of unbridled growth backfires.

15 Oct 2017 | 4:15 PM

China steps up war on poverty, though some still left behind

BEIJING (Reuters) - Wang Qin, 59, collects scrap at a demolished residential district on the outskirts of Beijing, working 15 hours a day and struggling on her own to pay for her granddaughter's education.

31 Jul 2017 | 6:23 PM

China hits back at Trump criticism over North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China hit back on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted he was "very disappointed" in China following North Korea's latest missile test, saying the problem did not arise in China and that all sides need to work for a solution.

9 Jun 2017 | 3:58 PM

Friday Night Lights: young Chinese tackle American football

BEIJING (Reuters) - A pint-sized running back takes a handoff and scrambles across the goal line, spiking the football for a last-minute win.

11 Apr 2017 | 7:58 PM

Emerging nations urge rich countries to honour climate finance pledges - statement

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, Brazil, India and South Africa have urged industrialised countries to honour financial commitments made in Paris in 2015 to help developing countries fight against global climate change, they said in a statement on Tuesday.