On Nov. 15, the new Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party – the group that rules China presented itself to the world. Here are the bios of the seven men who take the reins of China.
Liu Tienan was sentenced Wednesday for bribery. President Xi Jinping is going after low-level functionaries as well, with some 84,000 officials disciplined in the first half of 2014.
Official China has been taking a dramatically more strident tone in the past year, blaming an array of domestic challenges on foreign plots and subversive ideology.
Rights activists are uncertain whether the decision to end a system of detention without trial at forced labor camps is sign of a major change, or merely a cosmetic step.
A Beijing municipality builds in the Russian Orthodox style, thumbing its nose at a central government crackdown on lavish public works.
Ten million people are expected to visit Mao's birthplace this year, making it the second most popular tourist destination in the world.
Most suspects in the Tiananmen Square attack are Uighurs – an ethnic minority in tension with the Chinese state – but the government has not paraded that fact.
Why has China lagged behind the West in terms of wealth and power? Chinese leaders, writers, and activists offer their explanations.
Xi Jinping's reformist agenda goes hand in hand with his crackdown on social activists – but that may not be as contradictory as it sounds.
The Pentagon accuses China of massive cyberspying on American industry to gain a competitive edge. Beijing has already invested heavily in innovation. Why not look to is own people for creativity?
North Korea's declaration that the armistice is 'null and void' overlooks the significant point that China is also a signatory – and that it's not saying anything about nullifying it.