china may end the one-child limit
from press tv: China, worried about an ageing population, is considering how to waive the one-child policy while keeping family-planning policies altogether… The rules are privately detested by most Chinese, and have been criticised abroad.
US & china navies talk joint drills
from ap: The Chinese and U.S. navies may hold joint drills within the year as part of efforts to build stronger ties despite recent tensions and lingering mistrust… U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she raised the need for greater military transparency in a meeting Tuesday with Chinese Foreign Ministry Yang Jiechi in Beijing.
china in olympics pollution drive
from bbc: China has announced unprecedented measures to cut air pollution during this year’s Olympic Games. Starting this weekend, a new standard for car emissions will come into force in Beijing. Some areas surrounding the capital have also joined in efforts to help reduce air pollution… China hopes such drastic measures can reassure foreign delegations that there will be no heavy pollution to harm their athletes.
uk director’s olympic role unease
from bbc: Steven Spielberg’s resignation from the Beijing Olympics because of China’s policy in Sudan has put pressure on others associated with the event. British director Daryl Goodrich, who has just made a promotional film for the Olympics, admits he now questions his involvement in the games.