Analysts say the move could be Beijing’s way of consolidating power as it moves forward with militarization efforts in the South China Sea.
The Mekong-Lancang Cooperation forum has sharpened longstanding concerns about environmental damage from China’s dam-building.
Swedish national Gui Minhai was detained a second time during a train trip to Beijing accompanied by Swedish diplomats.
The removal of politically sensitive content from a middle-school history textbook’s chapter on the the turbulent 1966-76 Cultural Revolution provoked controversy in China.
China’s officially atheist government insists it has authority to choose the next spiritual leader of the Tibetans. But the current Dalai Lama has said his new incarnation will not be found in territory controlled by China. Reincarnation is the Tibetans’ traditional method for identifying future religious leaders.
In a New Year’s Day speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said, “The US should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my desk.” U.S. President Donald Trump responded in a tweet that his button is “much bigger & more powerful” than Kim’s.
Shenyang Pharmaceutical University in northeast China criticized young students for being ‘blindly excited’ about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
A Chinese university has banned its students from celebrating Christmas. Shenyang Pharmaceutical University in northeast China criticized young students for being ‘blindly excited’ about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
For three years in a row, human rights watchdog Freedom House ranks China ‘the world’s worst abuse of internet freedom.’
Authorities in China’s capital have launched a city-wide crackdown on unlicensed rented accommodation, and thousands of low-paid migrant workers are being forced from their homes.
Allen & Unwin cancelled publication after concerns were raised that the Chinese government could due for defamation.
He has no designated successor in China’s all-powerful Politburo standing committee.
In his first public appearance since Xi was elevated to a status comparable to Mao Zedong, he took the Politburo Standing Committee to the brick house in Shanghai’s French Concession where the party was started in 1921.