The license for Google's China website expires at midnight, but as the workday ended it had not been renewed. The US firm antagonized Beijing this year by refusing to censor its search results.
The latest China-Taiwan trade deal, signed Tuesday, avoided discussing sensitive political relations but signaled much closer cooperation between the longtime rivals.
Foreign firms doing business in China say laws discriminate against them, an EU Chamber of Commerce Report said Tuesday, echoing complaints from other international competitors.
Beijing unpegged the Chinese yuan from the dollar last weekend, leading to a half-point rise against the US currency this week. The value of China's currency has been a highly contentious issue with trade partners.
China and Taiwan are completing an agreement to increase bilateral trade. Taiwan's government says the trade deal will boost economic growth; the opposition party says it will erode sovereignty.
On visit to the Shanghai Expo, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad alluded to 'pressure and intimidation' that China may have felt in the Iran sanctions vote. China, the largest customer of Iran oil, is treading carefully in the Middle East.
Tan Zuoren, who had collected sensitive information about a major 2008 earthquake, lost his appeal against a five-year jail sentence on Wednesday. He and other activists in China have faced tougher controls in recent years.
Workers at Foxconn and Honda won hefty pay raises this week. Higher wages will help Beijing move China's economy away from relying on masses of unskilled workers and toward higher-value manufacturing.
As China's stock market cools, some speculators are turning to mung beans and garlic. Prices for mung beans have tripled since January. Some see an investment, others see a speculative bubble.
A ninth employee killed himself Tuesday at the Chinese electronics supplier Foxconn, which makes the Apple iPad and Sony Ericsson phones, turning attention to working conditions at the firm's huge complex.
With a new regulation requiring Chinese NGOs to obtain notarized agreements for foreign funding, the government has seized greater control over outside support.
Growing numbers or Japanese who study abroad see their future linked to a Chinese university. But US educators are fighting back, citing better schools and the ability to learn all-important English.
Huang Guangyu, an appliances tycoon once deemed the richest person in China, was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in jail for bribery and insider dealing. The government is trying to take aim at a freewheeling business culture.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping urged fellow members of the ruling Communist party to end the tradition of giving long-winded speeches – though his address failed to follow his own advice.
As the UN considers whether to impose more sanctions on Iran for its nuclear plans, China is a key player. China gets 11 percent of its oil from Iran, and sees a double standard in the US position toward Iran's nuclear program.
Despite investing billions of dollars to create world-class seats of learning, China lags in a new list of Asia’s top colleges. Its highest-ranked Peking University came in 12th, down two spots from last year.
A man in northwest China killed seven kindergartners and two teachers Wednesday, in the sixth school attack since March.
Wan Yanhai has left China for the United States, soon after fellow AIDS activists Gao Yaojie also left and Hu Jia was sentenced to jail. Beijing is putting more pressure on nongovernment organizations (NGOs).
North Korea’s need for aid may have prompted Kim Jong-il's visit to China. But the isolated nation has leverage over its powerful ally: instability next door if China says no.
The Monitor's Beijing bureau chief hit a wall of official secrecy regarding the China visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. It was only the beginning of a tough day of reporting.
Children returned to class Tuesday after three primary school stabbings last week. On Web chat rooms and blogs, commentators pointed to China's repressive one-party rule, and raised concerns that the young were an easy target of those seeking to avenge anger over corruption and inequality.
North Korea’s secretive leader Kim Jong-il may be visiting China, as reports emerged of a ‘special’ train – his preferred means of travel – at the border. Kim may seek his powerful ally’s help on dwindling food aid.