The new city of Sansha lies on tiny coral reefs in the Paracel Islands, one of the many disputed specks of land in the South China Sea.
Vast mineral deposits are bringing wealth to this country of 3 million. Now Mongolia is in a race to stem the threat of corruption.
Mongolia just rushed a law through parliament to make it harder for China to invest in Mongolia.
The heaviest rain in six decades left at least 37 people dead and raised criticism online about Beijing's infrastructure.
China dodged signing a code of conduct this week at the East Asia Summit, a regional security meeting.
Staff writer Peter Ford questions a Chinese stallholder about why knockoffs went missing from a market in Beijing, when a man barrels up to him to aggressively video his interview.
But much of the world would be wrong, according to recent study. China still lags far behind the US in GDP and personal wealth.
As China prepares to launch its first manned space flight in four years, Chinese stock prices are going up.
Some 89 percent of the global population is now using 'improved' water sources, that are protected from outside contamination. But the finding is controversial.
Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward campaign aimed to launch China into a Communist utopia. It ended in famine that killed tens of millions – a disaster that Beijing is still reluctant to acknowledge.