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.
The Shanghai Expo – the largest World's Fair ever – opens this weekend. While many countries will have their pavilions ready, others have struggled because of Chinese insistence on using approved contractors – and the inexperience of outside managers in working with Chinese builders.
Chinese authorities have seized on the Shanghai Expo 2010 – the largest in history – as another chance to enhance 'soft power' that is generated by the spread of cultures, values, diplomacy, and trade. The expo opens this weekend.
Chinese fans blamed China's sports system for the ruling that stripped gymnast Dong Fangxiao of her Olympic bronze medal because she was only 14 when she competed. The women’s team bronze will now go to the US gymnastics team.
The World Bank agreed Sunday to boost China’s voting share to 4.42 percent, giving it the third biggest say after the United States and Japan.
Recent visits to Latin America by China's Hu Jintao and Russia'a Dmitry Medvedev underscore how sometime US rivals are competing for business and geopolitical influence in the US's backyard.
After two years without any talks, the US-China rights dialogue will begin once more in May. The two nations are expected to discuss religious freedom, Internet freedom, and the rule of law.
Beijing set Wednesday as a day of mourning over the 6.9-magnitude earthquake in China's western Qinghai Province last week. It is taking a very proactive stance in dealing with the aftermath of the disaster, which killed more than 2,000 people.
In his visit to China’s quake zone Sunday, President Hu Jintao hugged children and promised new schools and homes.
While the BRICs are four emerging economic powerhouses (Brazil, Russia, India, China), post-financial crisis differences are creating problems, says some analysts. Will today's summit mend those rifts or widen them?
The death toll in China's earthquake topped 600 on Thursday, as rescue teams pulled 1,000 survivors from the rubble but struggled with the high altitude and lack of heavy equipment.