Even as Beijing raises pressure on Japan to release a detained fishing boat captain, it appears reluctant to exploit this weekend's anniversary of Japan's invasion of Manchuria in 1931 for political purposes.
Economic success has kept China calm and public opinion high. But trust in government is eroding just as demands on Beijing for more political rights are likely to rise.
A website in China promises to deliver gripes to President Hu Jintao. Just don't write anything that 'undermines the state.' Or misspell excessively.
With no end to the fishing boat dispute in sight, relations between Asia's two biggest economies are in danger of backsliding.
With China labor costs rising, Vietnam is hoping that its cheaper labor will attract more foreign investment. But Vietnam's rickety infrastructure and lack of skilled workers remain obstacles to growth.
Even though China is Japan's largest trading partner, a fishing boat row between China and Japan this week highlights tender relations when it comes to disputed territory.
China's Chen Guangcheng helped a budding civil rights movement before his arrest four years ago. His example may have inspired others, despite sharp crackdowns from the Chinese government.
South African President Jacob Zuma has asked for more China investment in infrastructure, which would create new jobs amid 25 percent unemployment.
Of the five Ferrari 458 Italia supercars that combusted worldwide, two caught fire in China, highlighting the number of people in China who will pay $550,000 for a car.
North Korea leader Kim Jong-il confirmed his readiness to rejoin six-party talks after a visit to China last week. But the US, Japan, and South Korea want to see key steps first.
China whistleblower Fang Zhouzi was mugged after his criticism of a Chinese hospital. 'I’ve had threatening phone calls and e-mails before, but this was the first time I have been attacked,' he says.
Philippine authorities allowed the inspection amid increasing pressure to open a joint inquiry into the shootout between hijacker and police that killed eight Hong Kong hostages.
Kim Jong-il's visit to China comes as Jimmy Carter visits Pyongyang to seek the release of an imprisoned American.
Beijing's traffic jam caught the world's attention this week. But when I went to buy a 7-year-old Jeep last week, I discovered another world of gridlock.
North Korea's Kim Jong-il began a surprise visit to China Thursday, while former President Carter visited North Korea. The trip raises speculation that the 'Dear Leader' is grooming the son he hopes will succeed him.
During a South Africa-China trade meeting in Beijing this week, President Jacob Zuma encouraged China to invest in South Africa's infrastructure so the country can boost its commodities processing capacity.
Tuesday night's deadly China plane crash highlights the risks in China's booming air travel industry. A disproportionate number of flights now have to take off and land at night without proper lighting.
China's traffic jam, which has lasted a full 10 days and is expected to last weeks, is being blamed on highway roadwork, compounded by minor accidents and a few breakdowns. But the real culprit? Coal.
Hong Kong officials were critical of the handling of a deadly Manila hostage crisis that ended with the deaths of eight Chinese tourists in the Philippines. Hong Kong issues a black alert, its strongest warning, for Chinese tourists.
China, the nation that executes the most people, may drop 19 economic crimes from its list of offenses that can result in the death penalty.
A China blast killing seven people and injuring 14 on Thursday was allegedly carried out by an ethnic Uighur in Xinjiang Province, a site of past unrest.
China's besieged Foxconn, a major manufacture of iPhones and other electronics goods, held rallies in Shenzhen, China, Wednesday to boost worker morale after at least 12 suicides this year.