Parents of children killed in the Sichuan earthquake are detained to prevent petitions during a visit by China’s president.
China's naval mission to fight piracy in the Gulf of Aden draws mixed reactions from U.S. experts.
Far from steering China through 30 years of economic reform toward an economic miracle, a former top official says the Communist Party has greatly damaged the country's economic development, drawing parallels with what the warlords were able to achieve in 1927.
China plans a new press campaign to strengthen the Communist Party's image in the coming year, while writings on Taiwan and other 'sensitive' topics will receive closer scrutiny.
The year 2008 brought major events throughout Asia. Unusually heavy snowstorms wreaked havoc in China as millions of people tried to travel home for Lunar New Year.
Deng Xiaoping saw himself as a man set apart from the common herd, and his only aim was to save the Chinese Communist Party, according to a former top official.
A former top Communist Party official looks back on a "uniquely lively" Party plenum, but says the real forces for change lay elsewhere. Part 2 in a series to mark 30 years of Chinese economic reform.
Former top Communist Party official Bao Tong examines the reasons behind the Communist Party's move toward economic reform, begun 30 years ago this month.
Human rights activists speak out against a new regulation in China's Shanxi province that they say targets the rights of petitioners.
Signatories to Charter 08, a document which called recently for sweeping political change in China, will be barred from contributing articles to state-controlled media, a top official news executive says.
Four children in a group of would-be North Korean defectors arrested in Burma had mothers waiting for them in South Korea.
China's declining exports show the depth of its downturn, economists say.
Clashes erupt in eastern China over property demolitions and forced evictions.
More jail terms are handed down to Tibetans implicated in widespread anti-China protests earlier this year.
Nanjing police inform the wife of Guo Quan, a blogger and political activist who tried to found an opposition party, that he has now been formally charged with subversion.
The head of China's judiciary calls on courts to maintain social stability amid the economic crisis.
In a moving message to the European Parliament who awarded her husband, Hu Jia, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, Zeng Jinyan also paid tribute to other activists who try to improve freedom of expression in China. “If the truth be told, sometimes one's courage is not enough. Sometimes the price to be paid is very, very high."
The wife of a jailed activist in Burma talks about her husband's mistreatment at the hands of his captors.
Dharamsala, India : Tibetan artists living in exile in India are working meticulously to reproduce ancient paintings holding the secrets of traditional Tibetan medicine.
Bangkok, Thailand : Thai opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva is elected as the nation's third prime minister in four months, triggering protests from supporters of the old government who tried to block parliament.
A Burmese lawyer now in exile says authorities tortured evidence out of his clients.
Authorities launch separate raids on unofficial Christian worshipers in the east and southwest of the country, as Christmas approaches.
Chinese officials report an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus among poultry flocks in eastern Jiangsu province.
Police in China rule a detainee’s death a suicide in what family members say may be a move to avoid an incriminating autopsy.
After a limited opening up of the Internet during the Olympics, China is again blocking key Web sites with 'sensitive' or foreign news.
After years of delay, China plans a partial reform of its fuel price system.
A mobile phone service is launched in North Korea, but who will have access to it is unclear.
Taiwanese jetliners and cargo ships leave for China, kicking off a new era of direct air and shipping services across the Taiwan Strait, and formally ending a nearly six-decade ban on regular links between the rivals.
A Burmese social activist wanted for helping the victims of Cyclone Nargis says the authorities have sentenced his pregnant wife to 26 years in jail.
Beijing authorities are still holding Beijing-based writer Liu Xiaobo after the online publication of a document calling for sweeping political reforms.