Rio Tinto quickly distanced itself from Stern Hu and three colleagues on Monday after a court in China sentenced them to 7-14 years in jail for bribery and stealing commercial secrets. The Anglo-Australian mining giant vowed to continue building its ‘important relationship’ with China.
China is building the Tiangong 1, or Heavenly Palace, to join the International Space Station in permanent orbit in 2011. Both China and the US are wary of working too closely, even in space.
The Rio Tinto trial of four executives from the Australian mining giant on charges of bribery and espionage will have a 'lingering effect on the quality' of relations between Australia and China, analysts say.
The Google China pullout means that operations were shifted overnight, with the company saying it will no longer comply with Chinese government demands that it censor its search results. Some in China expect Google will eventually be kicked out of the mainland.
Four out of 5 people worldwide say Internet access is a human right, according to a recent BBC poll. Even more than Americans, Chinese believe that to be true.
China Premier Wen Jiabao told 3,000 delegates at the National People's Congress that the government would intensify its anticorruption battle to empower people to oversee the government. The highly scripted gathering will last two weeks.
In the Hong Kong cut-throat world of Chinese education, star tutors drive Ferraris and earn $1.5-million salaries.
China has publicly maintained its preference for pursuing talks with Tehran over new Iran sanctions. But it has also quietly accepted two international slaps of Iran over the past week.
In Beijing, sending a child to kindergarten costs as much as $660 a month, compared with $102 a month for the country's top college.
Riling China, the US's newest $6.4 billion sale includes 60 Blackhawk helicopters, Patriot missiles, and sophisticated command-and-control software.
In front of 300 diplomats, including senior US officials, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said the US was violating international law by a proposed arms sale to Taiwan, and defended Chinese TV and radio as more reliable than Western media.
To protest the US's arms sales to Taiwan, China halted contact between the two nations' militaries, which has expanded in recent months to include study tours and naval exercises. China also threatened Tuesday to retaliate against US companies involved in the arms sales.
China's sports fans gushed with pride as Zheng Jie and Li Na reached the Australian Open semifinals – the first time two Chinese women have made the top 4 at a Grand Slam tournament. Li, after defeating Venus Williams, became China's first tennis player to join the world's top 10.
The United States is expected Saturday to push for more sanctions against Iran, as Tehran refuses to discuss its nuclear program. But China signals it will resist the idea, especially if new sanctions will be targeted at agents clamping down on the Iranian protest movement.
Google challenged China censorship rules Tuesday – saying it would stop filtering its search engine results or leave the country – after it uncovered a vicious cyberattack on human rights activists.
China tested emerging military technology that targets missiles mid-air. The test comes after China's public discontent over the US selling missiles to Taiwan last week.
A diplomatic ruckus has reignited over resource-rich and militarily strategic seas that lie off their coasts, as China moves to build a tourist resort in the Paracels and calls Japan's building plans on Okinotori illegal.
Foreign countries slammed China for its harsh sentencing of a top dissident on Christmas Day and its execution of a mentally ill Briton convicted of drug smuggling, but the juggernaut appears impervious to criticism.
Health concerns and angry protests have prompted partial bans on US beef imports in Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea – most recently by Taipei on Tuesday. The recurring dispute has strained relations.
Taiwan and China unexpectedly nixed 1 of 4 deals during economic talks this week. The setback comes as Taiwan's China-friendly government is losing support – and has produced a rap video to try to win it back.
Japan's Imperial Household initally balked at a 'last minute' request by China's visiting vice president to meet with the Emperor Akihito. The request was made 19 days ahead, instead of 30. But the meeting will take place Tuesday in Tokyo.
Last week, the police announced they had arrested 16 players, coaches, and minor officials accused of match-fixing and betting scams.
Education is becoming more globalized, with more foreign students coming to the US, while more American college students head abroad to new destinations such as India and China, according to two new studies.
Obama’s first visit to China will test that nation’s readiness to look outward – and past disagreements.