New report says China scores lowest on Internet freedom.
It says it denied the Tibetan monk a visa so that politics wouldn't overshadow the upcoming World Cup. Critics say the decision was a nod to China.
China's government is bargain-hunting internationally as the financial crisis pushes down prices of energy resources and assets.
Its warships and special forces are due in the Gulf of Aden by Jan. 6.
Beijing marked warming ties with Taiwan by sending two pandas, Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, to the Taipei Zoo.
Once a factory cook, Guo Peiji heeded Deng Xiaoping's call and has made his family wealthy as a restaurateur.
Its economy has broken records, and the country is a global player – but the financial crisis could threaten stability.
A villager from western China, Qi Xuewu headed east in search of a better life, joining 140 million ambitious migrant workers.
For decades, China demonized foreigners and capitalists. Today, businesspeople worldwide jet here from to find profits and a warm welcome. Born in Beijing in 1949, Carl “Ke Lu” Crook has seen the best and worst of Chinese hospitality.
Chinese intellectuals like Prof. Hu Xingdou relish their widening freedom to publish their opinions. But many topics remain taboo, and offenders are still subject to "reeducation through labor."
Sidestepping 'patriotic' churches, Zhang Mingxuan actively promotes his faith – and pays the price in arrests and jailings.
Kang Xueji, a lifelong peasant, relies on remittances for half her income. Still, she’s glad to be rid of collective farms and sirens calling her to work.
Beijing's envoy will also discuss financial links and present pandas in historic visit.
Beijing hopes the policy will improve farming and free peasants to seek a better livelihood.
Most Fortune 500 companies operating there have agreed to let workers organize, but can expect little pushback from the state-controlled groups.
Chinese officials have confirmed that plans posted online for an invasion of Vietnam do not reflect Beijing's official position. But the postings are heightening tensions at a time when China seeks to gain control of oil-rich regions in the South China Sea.
Chaco Sandals in Paonia, Colo., succumbs to global market forces and lays off 45 full-time workers, silencing a manufacturing plant – and a town.
Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, facing corruption charges, fled to England this week. His absence may hurt the pro-Thaksin ruling party but also ease political strife.
Still short 2 million tents, it must also rebuild homes and jobs for 5 million.
The agreement, made during the first formal talks since 1999, will allow weekend charter flights starting in July. Critics say that Taiwan has made too many concessions too quickly.
Frank Dunne climbs hills and crosses streams to bring aid to remote villages in quake-hit Sichuan Province.
Furious, they are pressing local officials to explain why so many schools collapsed in the May 12 quake, killing their children, when surrounding buildings stayed standing.
The country won long-sought international sympathy for its tragic earthquake and rapid government response.