The government intends to combine three separate regions of Sanjiangyuan to create China’s first national park, setting aside an area the size of Pennsylvania. China is also working to set up a series of other trial national parks around the country.
The Yushu festival is one of the most famous events on the Tibetan Plateau – an impressive sight for those who can get tickets, handed out by officials. But critics say the event serves Beijing's political interests in a sensitive region.
President Xi has implemented sweeping reforms to modernize the People's Liberation Army – which celebrated its 90th anniversary this week – and protect China's expanding economic influence. But as its ambitions increase, so does the risk of conflict.
The United States has insisted that denuclearization be a prerequisite for negotiations with North Korea. But accepting a freeze on the program – sooner rather than later – may be a wise move, some analysts argue.
Twenty years after Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese control, questions about Beijing's commitment to the city's legislative and judicial autonomy are widespread. But for many, being Hong Konger is also a cultural identity – one that they worry could be diluted by mainland influence.
Beijing's Grain-for-Green program has helped blanket the country's hillsides with trees, undoing damage from decades of blistering development. But fostering biodiversity remains a challenge, conservationists say.
While President Xi Jinping’s foreign-policy initiatives have made headlines abroad, one of his most ambitious domestic priorities is entering the final stretch: the race to build a 'moderately prosperous society.'
Megacities from scratch? China’s done that before. But as Beijing turns its economy towards more consumer-focused growth, it hopes the Xiongan New Area can model more sustainable urbanization to fuel it.
Since the start of the Trump administration, the United States has held off from patrols challenging China's wide-reaching claims in the South China Sea, unnerving regional allies. That changed on Wednesday, but the longer-term pattern is unclear.
Beijing's $900 billion new 'Silk Road' of infrastructure and trade ties positions China as a defender of free trade – and dramatically expands its claims to global leadership.
To many abroad, the presidential election boiled down to two words: North Korea. But at home, where his predecessor's impeachment fed suspicions of widespread corruption, voters are looking to Moon to restore a sense of transparency and opportunity.
Technically, North and South Korea have been at war for more than 60 years. But a 'cold war mentality' has helped Seoulites keep perspective, even as tensions ratchet up again – although their city is prepared for attacks.
Economic reforms could improve living standards and enhance Kim Jong-un's power. But they could also threaten the regime's ideological foundations.
To North Korea, nuclear deterrence looks like a prerequisite for another goal: economic development. Beijing may understand that path better than Washington, complicating the two countries' attempts to rein in China's neighbor.
Xi has reason to feel confident as he meets Trump in Florida. But the leaders' dramatically distinct personalities – and definitions of 'diplomacy' – may be the most important wild card.
In the birthplace of tai chi, hopes are high for later this year, when UNESCO will decide whether to add tai chi to its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. Advocates want to make sure that Japan or South Korea doesn't beat China out.
As tensions escalate on the Korean peninsula, China’s patience with the US is growing thin. But US Secretary of State Tillerson left his first official trip to Beijing without concrete steps on North Korea.
As it moves to address the environmental toll of three decades of intense economic growth, the Chinese government is cautiously working with people who help expose polluters through social media and the release of real-time pollution data.
Peaceful demonstrations that gathered momentum last fall show how far the young democracy has advanced since bloody protests in 1987 helped end military dictatorship. They became a source of inspiration to similar movements, and to Koreans like Joseph Kim.
The Constitutional Court ruled unanimously to remove President Park Geun-hye from office, following parliament's impeachment vote over corruption charges in December. The scandal threw South Korea into political turmoil.
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