By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Facing public outrage over smog-choked cities and filthy rivers, China's leaders are promising to clean up the country's neglected environment _ a pledge that sets up a clash with political pressures to keep economic growth strong.
The director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute said Tuesday that a high-ranking Chinese official warned him that giving this year's peace prize to a jailed Chinese dissident would harm relations between Norway and China.
China has warned the Nobel committee against awarding its coveted peace prize to a jailed Chinese dissident, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute said Tuesday.
"First, we must strengthen environmental protection legislation," said Fu.
To add more "resoluteness" to China's pique against the Filipinos, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying warned through the official Xinhua news agency on Tuesday that "China is fully prepared to respond to anything the Philippine side does to escalate the situation."