Christmas commerce – and karaoke – are proving highly popular in China.
Despite a new smoke-free zone at Peking University, China is making only half-hearted efforts to dissuade people from smoking.
Chinese officials have reacted cooly to President Obama’s announcement Wednesday that US Marines will be based in northern Australia, closer to the disputed South China Sea than any other US land forces.
Although China, the world's largest creditor, has bought European bonds in the past, experts doubts that it will invest in a new investment vehicle meant to alleviate the Europe debt crisis.
China has successfully launched the first component to build its own space station, indicating that it is closing the gap with the big space powers such as the US and Russia.
Calls for death penalty reform in China are growing, but so is the ability of the public to pressure courts into changing sentences perceived as too lenient – a development some say verges on mob justice.