China's Communist Party plans to sell stocks in the online version of its official mouthpiece the People’s Daily to raise money.
Chinese readings of air quality in Beijing regularly declare 'blue sky days' while the US embassy is warning that the air is 'very unhealthy.' China is about to change that.
In China police say a business tycoon died when he ate a dish of prized cat soup. The soup was poisoned.
Seven Monitor correspondents reflect on the world's hot spots. In this installment, the Monitor's Peter Ford points out that many signs of unrest in China go unreported every year.
As China’s influence in the Pacific rises, Samoa is planning to cancel Friday, going directly from Thursday to Saturday, to synchronize trade with China.
China is the third nation to develop its own satellite navigation system, after the US and Russia. While it will be open to the public, analysts worry about its military uses.
A Chinese race-car-driver-turned-politico has unleashed a firestorm on the Web with a volley of edgy blogs over the weekend.
Christmas commerce – and karaoke – are proving highly popular in China.
North Korea is unlikely to act erratically following the death of Kim Jong-il. All eyes are on heir Kim Jong-un, whose youth and inexperience mean elder statesmen are likely to guide the transition.
Despite a new smoke-free zone at Peking University, China is making only half-hearted efforts to dissuade people from smoking.
Democratic Taiwan supports closer trade and economic ties with China, analysts say, but many prefer the political status quo.
China, the world’s most prolific executioner, put a Filipino drug trafficker to death Thursday despite an appeal from the Philippine president.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says her visit to Burma (Myanmar) Wednesday is to gauge political reforms there. But China is concerned it could be part of a strategic plan to fence in Beijing.
A senior Chinese military official said Monday that China cherishes friendly relations with Burma, though it appears to be in the midst of a major change now.
Chinese businessman Huang Nubo planned to invest $200 million in Iceland, but it has sparked national security concerns, despite popular support in a country still reeling from its 2008 financial collapse.
Sierra Leone saw its first shipment of iron ore out of the country in nearly 30 years, and just 14 months after the African Minerals company launched its mining project.
There are more than 500,000 unmarried 20-something women in Beijing. They're part of a growing urban trend in which college educated, financially independent women are deliberately delaying marriage for personal reasons.
China is the world’s biggest creditor, with foreign exchange reserves of around $3.2 trillion. Europe would like Beijing to use some of that money to lend a hand and help bail out the eurozone. China has stressed it will not be a savior to Europe, and there are a reasons it won't. However, there are a few reasons China could change course and come to the rescue. Here are three:
China's growing gas and oil ties to Iran are testing its oft-stated commitment to nuclear nonproliferation as fresh international calls for harsh Iran sanctions multiply in the wake of a new UN report on Iran's nuclear program.
Donations have poured in from thousands of donors since Chinese authorities slapped dissident Ai Weiwei with a $2.4 million tax bill this week. 'China is really hopeful,' Mr. Ai said in an interview.