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Human influence has reduced chances of record-breaking cold in China

Human influence has reduced chances of record-breaking cold in China

Science
Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A study has found that human influences have decreased the likelihood of an extreme cold event like the one that took place in China in January 2016.The study -- published in the Bulletin of American Meteorological Society -- sought to determine how human influences have affected the likelihood of a strong cold surge like the one that broke daily minimum temperature records from Jan. 21-25, 2016.The surge caused temperatures to drop by between 50 degrees and 64 degrees, resulting in the lowest temperature recorded since modern meteorological observations started in 1960 amid a warming winter trend in 2015 and 2016.Researchers from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Meteorological Bureau, Met Office Hadley Centre of U.K., University of ...
China is pumping a lot of cash into its economy to calm investors

China is pumping a lot of cash into its economy to calm investors

Finance
China has been pumping a lot of cash into its system to lift market sentiment, as the world's second-largest economy walks a thin line between curbing debt and keeping everything running smoothly.Last week, the People's Bank of China injected cash totaling 810 billion Chinese yuan ($ 122.4 billion) in five straight days of daily liquidity management operations. Those actions, which represented the largest weekly net increase since January, were in part a Beijing response to its 10-year sovereign bond yields spiking to multiyear highs, experts said."Surging Chinese government bond yields hit the nerve of policymakers, so in order to further prevent a greater surge, they injected liquidity into the system to improve market sentiment," said Ken Cheung, a foreign exchange strategist at Mizuho ...
Trump challenges China over North Korea

Trump challenges China over North Korea

World
Donald Trump has arrived in China after challenging those that still deal with North Korea to get tough, warning them "the weight of this crisis is on your conscience".The President and the First Lady met Chinese premier Xi Jinping and his wife after landing in Beijing on Air Force One.They descended from a red-carpeted staircase and were welcomed by impeccably uniformed guards and children waving US and Chinese flags.Image:The President got an enthusiastic welcomeMr Trump is making his first official visit to the world's most populous country, the third leg on a five-country 11-day Asian tour.He was treated to a lavish welcoming ceremony and has been given a tour of the Forbidden City, the location of China's ancient imperial palaces.Mr Trump and Xi Jinping will meet several times during ...
Reports: China warms to improved ties with North Korea, Russia

Reports: China warms to improved ties with North Korea, Russia

World
Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to improve ties with the Kim Jong Un regime, according to North Koreastate media Thursday.The missive from Pyongyang comes at a time when China is also stepping up diplomacy with Russia -- a day after Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reaffirmed bilateral plans to build a "Silk Road on ice" in Beijing on Wednesday.Russia and China have been North Korea's closest economic partners, although Pyongyang is currently under heavy sanctions, and China may have begun suspending trade with the North.North Korea's KCNA stated the Chinese leader, who has never met with Kim, wanted to help boost "more wonderful happiness" in the two countries while "defending regional peace.""I wish that under the new situation the Chinese side would make efforts...
The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

The Latest: Tibetan group protests at China Embassy in India

Technology
The Latest on the ruling Communist Party's congress meeting in Beijing (all times local): 3 p.m. Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress have protested at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi as China's ruling Communists opened their national congress. The protesters held up placards blaming China for occupation and genocide in Tibet. Indian police blocked the nearly two dozen protesters from entering the building. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to get a second five-year term as party leader at the meeting that opened in Beijing on Wednesday. The protesters called Xi a dictator whose continued rule would be dangerous. Tibetan Youth Congress President Tenzing Jigme said in a statement that Tibet had nothing to celebrate as Buddhist monasteries have been destroyed and young Tibetans hav...