China has a trash problem. Its landfills are brimming, often with wasted food. So the government is trying to attack the problem with a "clean plate" campaign and more incinerators. But burning the waste has people up in arms.
Catholics in China are following the Vatican conclave as closely as their brethren elsewhere. But being Catholic in China has its own unique challenges. There, loyalty to the Pope can land you in jail.
A US computer security company has issued a report, tracing a wave of cyber attacks against American targets to one Chinese military unit in Shanghai. China suggests the allegations in the report are "groundless."
China's foreign ministry has strongly criticized the US for backing Japan's control of a disputed group of islands in the East China Sea. A government spokesman said the view, expressed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, "neglects the facts."
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