Ahead of a key Chinese Communist Party meeting, former top official Bao Tong recalls a debate-filled historic plenum.
New projects appear to be aimed at making more use of coal instead of reducing consumption.
Credit boom in the region shows no signs of abating even as debt piles up.
Land reform would provide major benefits without incurring a threat to the regime, a North Korea expert argues.
The plan is seen as a place-holder for reforms.
Former top official Bao Tong calls on China to make up its mind on human rights.
Writer Woeser tells the little-known story of the massacre of Tibetans during the Cultural Revolution.
The U.S. president grapples with a government shutdown and debt concerns.
A former top Chinese Communist Party aide reflects on the legacy of Party rule in China.
Beijing bets billions on Central Asia energy plans.
A former top Communist Party aide says the former Chongqing Party secretary's trial 'has nothing to do with corruption.'
Xi bags tens of billions of dollars in investments and energy deals during a regional trip.
A former top Communist Party aide hits out at China's secret Document No. 9.
The Chinese capital pledges air quality improvements by 2017.
An ex-premier's aide takes aim at a renewal of political rhetoric from the days of violent political campaigns and kangaroo courts.
A former premier's aide takes aim at a recent directive criminalizing online rumors.
Activist Sombath Somphone's forced disappearance has put the Lao government in an 'inextricable position.'
A Hong Kong blogger takes aim at China's official media after it misreported 2020 Olympic bid results.
A veteran democracy activist hits out at China's new law requiring grown children to take care of their aging parents.
A Chinese ex-premier's aide puts a historical spin on Beijing's war on rumor.
The region appears to be in a state of denial despite taking the lion's share of cases.
Mideast dependence remains as sourcing shifts to Iraq.
A former top Communist Party aide styles the Bo Xilai trial an earth-shattering farce with Chinese characteristics.
Previous efforts to end surplus production have failed.
An ex-Chinese premier's aide writes that the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda machine has hijacked the concept of a live broadcast in the Bo Xilai trial.
A former Chinese premier's aide writes that the lack of an independent judiciary will hamper justice in the Bo Xilai trial.
A price slide leaves a mountain of debt.
A pact to restart a joint industrial project is overshadowed by Pyongyang's nuclear threat.
A former political aide to ousted late premier Zhao Ziyang says there is a growing campaign afoot to undermine China's Constitution.
Xi pledges to meet economic goals.