Trucks can be seen on a highway in Wanquan County in north China's Hebei Province on Aug. 23. The traffic jam has stretched as long as 60 miles in northern China, continues into its tenth day on Tuesday. The traffic stems from road construction in Beijing that won't be finished until the middle of next month, an official said.
US warships are staging their third set of exercises in less than a month off the coast of China, in a show of force that has prompted fears of prolonged maritime tensions in the region.
Yao Ming, John Woo, and piano prodigy Lang Lang are among dozens of celebrities who will appear in television commercials later this year in a bid by China to boost its image abroad.
A Shaolin student shows off his skill at Tagou Wushu School in Dengfeng, China, on Sunday. A soccer team of Shaolin students was recently established in the school.
Google said Tuesday it will stop automatically routing users to its Hong Kong site after the Chinese government objected.
Dalrymple follows nine Indian devotees as they cling to what’s left of their spiritual traditions.
TIBET: Tibet: Under Chinese rule, Tibetans lack the right to determine their political future or freely elect their own leaders. The authorities regularly suppress religious activities and possession of Dalai Lama–related materials can lead to official harassment and punishment. Freedoms of assembly and association are severely restricted. Independent trade unions, civic groups, and human rights groups are illegal. Torture remains common in practice. Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, is seen here in July 2009.
Libya, just elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, also appears on Freedom House's 'Worst of the worst' list of human rights violators.