China said it faces threats from independence movements related to Taiwan, Tibet and the western desert region of Xinjiang, and that American arms sales to Taiwan jeopardize stability in Asia. [They should sell AK-47s cheap here as payback.]
As a global recession takes hold and China's economy continues to slow, growing legions of unemployed workers are becoming increasingly bold in expressing their unhappiness. But as the economic crisis has grown, so have challenges to the state**Q
The problem, he said, was not that Americans spend too much, but that foreigners save too much. The Chinese have piled up so much excess savings that they lend money to the United States at low rates, underwriting American consumption.
Its economy has broken records, and the country is a global player – but the financial crisis could threaten stability.
BEIJING (AP) - China has blocked access to the New York Times Web site, the newspaper said Saturday, days after the central government defended its right to censor online content it deems illegal.
Keeping low to avoid being shot, a sailor lights a Molotov cocktail before throwing it at Somali pirates trying to board his ship. He and his crewmates were expecting trouble and had prepared dozens of the makeshift grenades to repel an invasion.
Local experts say they are confused as they believe the tomb had been undisturbed since it was created during the Ming dynasty 400 years ago.
PART I: The Communist Business Environment
World economic slowdown has thousands of factories in China closing. Workers are taking to the streets and rioting–including 500 workers at the South China Nerf toy factory.
China on Friday executed a man convicted of passing sensitive military and political information to Taiwan a day after notifying his relatives through diplomatic channels that they would have a second chance to visit him, his daughter said.
Word of the apparent delay in Wo Weihan's execution came the same day that the Chinese government carried out a high-profile execution, putting to death Yang Jia, who had been convicted of killing six Shanghai policemen. Yang's case had cause
Remember the computer-enhanced fireworks at the Beijing Olympics? Was the recent SpaceWalk video from CCP Shenzhou VII Spacecraft–the center of a blog debate–the real deal or more clever enhancement?
"They stuck the demolition notice on our front door," Dong said. "Nobody came to talk with us, there were no negotiations for compensation, no public hearings." For over a decade, Ni has been a prominent rights activist and lawyer
The waifish 26-year-old dropped her laptop bag on a chair, opened her menu and began ordering her favorites: milk tea, black forest cake, chicken wings, waffle fries. It was a typical Chinese order at a quintessential American chain: Pizza Hut.
The investigation in the Chinese milk scandal continues. It appears the Chinese government colluded with Chinese industry in a contamination-for-profit enterprise that killed and sickened those who ingested the milk products around the world.
China has resorted to stealth intervention in the currency markets to amass US dollars, using indirect means to hold down the yuan and ease the pain for its struggling exporters as the global slowdown engulfs the economy.
Though we were the guests and they the hosts, we didn't matter. Common sense was irrelevant. The tape -- symbolic of a decision made by somebody somewhere in an unknowably complex and security-conscious control structure -- was all that mattered.
Two elderly women could face a year of "reeducation through labor" because they applied for permits to demonstrate during the Olympics, according to one of the would-be protesters.
"This story now is really about Internet censorship, the act of removing evidence while at the same time claiming that the evidence is wrong. For the first time, I watched search records shift under my feet like sand, facts draining down a hole
With 300,000 security cameras in Beijing alone, China is at the forefront of the surveillance boom -- and U.S. corporations are reaping the profits.
Ten days into the Games, the government has yet to permit a single demonstration in any of the three official protest zones. According to a report Monday by Xinhua, the official news agency, 77 applications have been received since Aug. 1, from 149 p
Behind the televised glamour of the Beijing Olympics, lies a chilling Chinese “charity”: the routine–and highly lucrative–harvesting of organs from executed political prisoners.
Apparently there's a bit of PT Barnham in everyone: even the Chinese. It's reported that viewers in the worldwide audience, who thought they were watching an awesome fireworks display at the Opening Ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, were re
Sudanese refugee Lopez Lomong was chosen by his US Olympic teammates to be the American delegation's flag-bearer at Friday's Opening Ceremonies, that will cast an additional spotlight on the controversy over humanitarian abuses in Sudan's
Know who Joey Cheek is? Know what his big cause is? The number of people able to answer "yes" went up dramatically in the past day, courtesy of China. It abruptly and ham-handedly revoked athlete Cheek's visa for the Beijing Olympics ho
Australian Olympic boss John Coates is disappointed that China will censor the internet during the Beijing Olympics. "It certainly is disappointing... I think it's a matter that the IOC will take seriously," Coates said, adding that he
A few years ago, the London Daily Telegraph reported that "doctors at the state-run Shenzhen Health Centre for Women and Children hand out bottles of thumb-sized aborted babies to be made into meat cakes or soup with pork and ginger. Zou Qin, a
You have to be kidding right? Unfortunately this is really happening! The Next Magazine, a weekly publication from Hong Kong, reported that infant corpses and fetuses have become the newest supplements for health and beauty in China. Not only is t
The Chinese are concerned about pollution during the Olympics. Will wearing a gas mask get an athlete disqualified?
Each building, in its own way, embodies an intense struggle over the meaning of public space in the new China. And although at times terrifying in their aggressive scale, they also reflect the country’s effort to give shape to an emerging national id