Joe’s Recent Stories
World May 31China easing birth limits further to cope with aging society
China's ruling Communist Party said Monday it will ease birth limits to allow all couples to have three children instead of two in hopes of slowing the rapid aging of its population, which is adding to strains on the economy…
World May 11China adds few babies, loses workers as its 1.4 billion people age
The number of working-age people in China fell over the past decade while the population barely grew, adding to strains in an aging society.
Science Apr 11Official: Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low
In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost.
Science Dec 02China’s space ambitions include a robot on Mars and a human on the moon
China’s landing of its third probe on the moon is part of an increasingly ambitious space program that has a robot rover en route to Mars, is developing a reusable space plane and is planning to put humans back on…
Science Dec 01China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth
A Chinese spacecraft landed on the moon Tuesday to bring back lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government announced.
Economy Oct 19China’s economy accelerates as virus recovery gains strength
China’s shaky economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is gaining strength as consumers return to shopping malls and auto dealerships while the United States and Europe endure painful contractions.
Economy Aug 11Virus surges make U.S. weak link in global economic recovery
China is up and running and Europe is bouncing back. Businesses that sell to the U.S are wondering and hoping when the U.S. economy will get back into the game.
World Jul 24China tells U.S. to close consulate in growing spat
China ordered the United States on Friday to close its consulate in the western city of Chengdu, ratcheting up a diplomatic conflict at a time when relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades.
World Jul 16China becomes first economy to grow since virus pandemic
China recorded an unexpectedly strong 3.2% expansion in the latest quarter.
World May 28Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law
China's legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted new protests in the territory.