Officials appear to be warming to the idea of imposing the country’s first national tax on homes to cool a market subject to wild booms and busts.
The Pentagon says the military is too stretched to both fight insurgents and prepare for war with great world powers.
The country reported higher annual growth, but implausibly smooth numbers prompt experts to look for other ways to assess the world’s No. 2 economy.
The arrest of the former agent, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, capped an intense F.B.I. investigation that began around 2012 after the C.I.A. began losing its agents in China.
Since Jan. 1, China has banned imports of 24 kinds of waste, including materials used in plastic bottles, in a campaign against “foreign garbage.”
Heavy snowfall. Face-freezing temperatures. Around the globe, another winter phenomenon was in full force: rescuing people and animals from icy waters.