After more than 2-1/2 months of detention, prominent dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has been released because of his 'good attitude in confessing,' according to Chinese state media.
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.
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.
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.
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?