An internal World Health Organization note calling Taiwan part of China generated a splashy protest from Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou, who called it 'belittlement' of the island’s ever sensitive political status.
China put more than 150 desert islands on the market, but eager buyers found more than they bargained for.
Oil futures briefly drop on news that China is raising interest rates to rein in consumer inflation, which could cause a drop in demand for oil.
Comments that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a top Chinese official made this week suggest that candor is not always going to lead to sweetness and light.
In yet another sign that 'Mao-stalgia' is creeping into official circles here, the Chinese women's Olympic volleyball team spent a week recently studying a poem by the former Chinese leader.
Gender inequality in Asia exerts a substantial economic drag, according to the International Labor Organization. Improved education, job training is needed.
China fined Unilever more than $300,000 after the Anglo-Dutch firm said it might raise prices on toiletries and other products. The blunt response was designed to 'break ugly habits,' that distorted market prices, officials stated.
Some influential Chinese analysts are suggesting that the mood of mistrust between the US and Pakistan might offer Beijing a chance to wean its oldest regional ally off its dependence on US security assistance.
China's vast population is aging fast, threatening the pace of economic growth.
Some 60 percent of China's wealthiest are thinking of leaving - and many have already put money away offshore.
Taiwan's traditionally pro-independence party nominated Tsai Ing-wen, who favors working with China on economic issues, for president.
Some scholars say China's Tsinghua University, which is marking its 100th anniversary, will be in the global Top 10 universities within a generation. But the political constraints imposed by a one-party state pose a significant challenge.
When a 31-foot statue of Confucius was recently unveiled, it symbolized the Chinese government’s new embrace of traditional values. But then it was dismantled in the dead of night.
Ai Weiwei is among more than 100 activists to have disappeared, been detained, or confined to their homes in a wave of repression signaling deep anxiety over Arab revolts and the power of the Internet.
The BRICS countries, five nations grouped together because of their burgeoning economies, are in the spotlight this week as their leaders meet in China. Made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and, as of this week, South Africa, the BRICS countries are grouped together because while they are not yet economic powerhouses, they have the potential to become the world’s most dominant economies in the next few decades.
Just before my interview with former journalist Li Datong, his wife told us he had been taken away by five policemen. The police let him go, but said they would be back.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff arrived in China today accompanied by 300 business leaders on a visit aimed at boosting a growing economic partnership.
Chinese authorities have cracked down on dissent in hopes of preventing a popular uprising in China like those that have erupted in the Middle East. Sweeping arrests of prominent dissidents have been part of the campaign and have earned the Chinese government widespread internal and international criticism. Who are some of these activists being put behind bars?
Taiwan's planned tax on everything from speculative real estate deals to yachts targets a politically volatile and growing wealth gap. Parliamentary and presidential elections are scheduled for early next year.
Li Chengpeng belongs to a new breed of Chinese authors who have to come to prominence in the era of the Internet. His novel brought social criticism, widely available online, to a broad print audience – uncharted waters in China's censorship regime.
The famous Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei hasn’t been heard from since his arrest Sunday by Chinese authorities. The disappearance of Mr. Ai, who uses his art to express political dissent, is just one of a slew of recent arrests by the Chinese government in what seems to be a bid to prevent protests inspired by the Middle East uprisings to China. Ai has long been at odds with the Chinese government, and this isn’t the first confrontation. What has made Ai a marked man in China?
Japan's quake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis have eased China-Japan tensions heartens many, but flash points remain.
A series of high-profile corruption scandals across Asia have engulfed some of the region's fastest-growing economies, posing political challenges and clouding their investment outlook.
In the past year, China has secured some $65 billion in regional deals. President Obama's current visit to Latin America is seen as a counteracting move.
The Pacific Rim, the body of land surrounding the Pacific Ocean from the west coasts of North and South America to the east coasts of China and Japan, is one of the most volatile regions in the world for earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. Since 1975, several stunning earthquakes around the Pacific Rim have resulted in tremendous devastation and loss of life – some smaller, but some much greater, than the unfolding crisis in Japan from the March 11 temblor. Source: US Geological Survey historical data