Despite a new smoke-free zone at Peking University, China is making only half-hearted efforts to dissuade people from smoking.
How do you best define a country? Chinese author Yu Hua summarizes his homeland in 10 words.
Dinara Safina's brother told the Russian sports agency R-Sport on Friday that the former top-ranked tennis player considers her decision 'as a next step in her life.'
Olympians and businessmen express concern that a week of riots have hurt the city's image as a safe, world-class venue for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The rise of China's capital city may be the story of a new era. And it isn't over yet
Harvard-trained academic Lobsang Sangay vows to fight Chinese 'colonialism' at his swearing-in as the new political head of Tibetan exiles. But will he have clout?
Cybersecurity firm McAfee says it infiltrated a 'command and control' server with detailed logs of five years of cyberattacks against targets ranging from the US government to the World Anti-Doping Agency. McAfee suggests a country was behind it. Experts suspect China.
Yao Ming's expected retirement comes at an already difficult time for the NBA, with the 2011-12 season in jeopardy due to a dispute between teams and the players' union.
The sixth 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup runs from June 26 to July 17 in cities across Germany. Marta Vieira da Silva, a Brazilian forward nicknamed 'Pele with skirts,' is considered to be the best female soccer player in the world. Here she jumps over Trine Ronning of Norway during a match in Wolfsburg, Germany, on July 3.
Hu Jia, a prominent Chinese political activist, was released after 3-1/2 years in prison. Under the terms of his release he will not be able to speak to media for one year.