Beijing enjoys a better subway system and air quality thanks to the 2008 Games. National pride has flourished. But the political openness promised last year has not.
Dan Hinkley collects foreign seeds and brings them back to the United States.
With little help at home, nonprofits often rely on outside aid. But the government may be using tax, licensing laws to shut them down.
The PLA gave foreign reporters a rare tour of a base outside Beijing this week and announced a bilingual website slated to debut Aug.1, the Army's 82nd birthday.
China takes a page from its "stop the Lama" playbook as it tries to prevent lobbying by Uighur nationalist.
A Christian Science perspective.
The Monitor spoke with the exiled mother figure for China's Uighurs about the deadly riots, independence, and China's use of the label of 'terrorist.'
Taking a cue from Western PR tactics, Beijing moved away from trying to block coverage altogether – and was benefited by doing so.
Rebiya Kadeer is a petite, successful businesswoman, who now lives in exile in Virgina.