Despite investing billions of dollars to create world-class seats of learning, China lags in a new list of Asia’s top colleges. Its highest-ranked Peking University came in 12th, down two spots from last year.
North Korea’s need for aid may have prompted Kim Jong-il's visit to China. But the isolated nation has leverage over its powerful ally: instability next door if China says no.
The World Bank agreed Sunday to boost China’s voting share to 4.42 percent, giving it the third biggest say after the United States and Japan.
Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao will meet Monday afternoon amid a global nuclear summit in Washington, where China’s currency has becoming a growing sore point.
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.
As Beijing residents enjoy increasing prosperity, Chinese villagers are left with their trash.
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.
Founder Apabi, which has more than half of China's $44 million e-book market, is trying to change how Chinese read. But pirated online books selling for as little as $.03 a title are already challenging them.
A growing number of critics urge Beijing to relax the one-child policy to counter an aging population.
The binge drinking death of a policeman at an official banquet in Shenzhen, China, has provoked fresh scrutiny of a culture of heavy drinking. Central and local government authorities are trying to rein in lavish spending on such events.