Veteran Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng says the outlook is bleak for peaceful change in China.
Sanctions threat may push Moscow to ease price demand.
Development will add pollution pressure in the near term.
The challenge of meeting energy demand in the region may well come at the expense of water resources.
Many of Tibet's self-immolators have come from the county, writer Woeser observes.
It is an open secret that the Supreme People's Assembly is the least influential legislative body in the world.
A fourth strand of the Central Asia Gas Pipeline underscores the rapid rise of China's gas imports from the region.
It may be concerned over similar aspirations by Tibetans and Uyghurs to vote themselves out of the current arrangement with Beijing.
Government sets tougher target after missing efficiency goal last year.
Reports on lending limits raise finance fears.
North Koreans have been raised to fear offending their leaders, a North Korea expert says.
Official media slam municipal authorities.
Despite China's bluster on Tibet, there is hope for a resumption of talks between the Dalai Lama's envoys and Beijing, some experts say.
Despite frustrations over Pyongyang's behavior, China wants the regime to survive, a North Korea expert says.
Falling prices may lure power companies to use more high-polluting fuel.
Shadow bank loans for industry may skew economic reports.
Even if private education is abolished, the country's school system will still not be competitive, a North Korea expert says.
Questions abound over pipeline through Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
In an unprecedented move, Washington says China's so-called 'nine-dash line' is inconsistent with international law.
A veteran Chinese journalist takes aim at the Communist Party's policies in Xinjiang and the recent detention of Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti.
Unreported coal use may be air pollution source.
Rapid economic development through reform has led to a boom in travel for China's middle class.
Unified registration of real estate raises political risk.
North Korea fears Catholicism as a threat to its hold on power, a North Korea expert says.
Will parliament pave the way for Aung San Suu Kyi to make a bid for the presidency?
Air pollution crisis seen as turning point.
A former top Communist Party official remembers his former political mentor, late ousted premier Zhao Ziyang
The new year brings mixed reports on price demands.
Pyongyang 'shamelessly' distorts history by censoring references to ousted political figures, a North Korea expert says.
Industries seek subsidies to offset cuts.