Analysts wonder what the payoff is.
Traditional low-cost manufacturing models such as those in China may have to change.
Petitioners who use Maoist songs to highlight grievances are told to keep quiet.
New controls on cybercafes reach Sichuan as Beijing publishes an Internet policy paper.
Urbanization is claiming Chinese farmland, but the cost is steep.
Striking workers in China reject an initial offer, sparking an assembly plant closure.
China removes a two-year currency peg to the U.S. dollar.
Detainees in China face more mental than physical abuse, a U.N. rapporteur says.
Sichuan-based Chen Yunfei refused food in detention and sparked an online outcry.
'We have paid a rather high price,' says one of the trio, all of whom spent long years in jail.
Chinese authorities check up on a Christian leader who commemorated the 1989 crackdown.
Officials at a nuclear plant in southern China are criticized for delaying news about a leak.
Prominent rights Web sites say they have been attacked.
Chinese authorities prevent a church leader from meeting with a congregation facing forced eviction.
Children born 'off the books' will be counted in the country's next census.
Unofficially detained, a former Chinese military man dies of hunger.
A proposed reform to Hong Kong's electoral process launches a debate on how new legislative seats will be chosen.
Does labor action signal the end of the low-wage era?
Former top Chinese official says 1989 crackdown is censored but unforgotten.
China blocks efforts to commemorate the 1989 massacre in Beijing of pro-democracy demonstrators.
An employee dies from overwork at a Chinese factory facing criticism over worker suicides.
China’s 400 million children have little to celebrate on International Children’s Day this year.