The best scenario for the Chinese economy in 2014 would be to achieve 7.8 percent GDP growth, a major think tank said on Monday.
Heavy air pollution is taking its toll on Shanghai's department stores and shopping malls as people reduce their outdoor activities.
• More Chinese running on their ways amid heavier smog
• Heavy breathing: Air purifier lugged around
• More emission controls urged
A sea change is on horizon in the way Chinese people learn English. And along with it, a debate is growing among teachers and parents as to how foreign languages are to be taught and learned in this country.