December 6, 2013 Officials in China's commercial capital ordered schoolchildren to stay indoors, construction to halt and even delayed flights because of the city's highest-ever pollution levels.
December 5, 2013 The exchange rate of Bitcoin, the digital currency whose value has sharply risen this year, took a hit following a government ban. Chinese citizens are not forbidden from using the currency.
December 4, 2013 A closed-door session between Vice President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping that had been scheduled for 45 minutes stretched to two hours.
December 2, 2013 The mission has become a reason for national pride in the country. If successful, China would join the U.S. and the former Soviet Union as the only countries to achieve a soft landing on the moon.
December 1, 2013 The cub is 100 days old today, which is when pandas are traditionally given a name. The name Bao Bao, which means precious or treasure, was chosen by the masses, who picked between five names.
November 30, 2013 The guidance is different from what Japan is telling its carriers, and some analysts say it could be seen as a concession to China, which broadened its air defense zone last week.
November 29, 2013 The flights are the latest developments regarding the disputed zone staked out by China. The U.S., Japan and South Korea have all sent military aircraft through the zone to show they have no intention of respecting it. The zone over the East China Sea overlaps with areas claimed by Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
November 27, 2013 Concerned by China's move to assert itself in an area claimed by Japan, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke with his Japanese counterpart Wednesday. China's military says it monitored Tuesday's flight by U.S. bombers through an air defense zone outlined by China this week.
November 27, 2013 China is seen as asserting its growing power with the latest move. However, the U.S. and Japan say they won't respect it and U.S. B-52s have already flown through the space without informing China.
November 24, 2013 Japan called the unilateral move an "escalation" of their dispute. The U.S. said it was "deeply concerned," because it increases the risk for a misunderstanding.
November 18, 2013 The machine, housed at the National Super Computer Center in Guangzhou, can perform nearly 34 quadrillion calculations per second.
November 15, 2013 In order to have a second child, one parent would have to be an only child under the new policy. Previously, both parents had to be only children. China has been loosening the policy for years as it tries to combat a gender imbalance as well as a labor shortage.
November 14, 2013 The New York Times says the bank paid the daughter of China's premier about $1.8 million from 2006 to 2008. JPMorgan has not been accused of wrongdoing, but U.S. authorities are looking at that relationship as part of a wider investigation into alleged bribery.
November 12, 2013 Saudi Arabia, Russia, and China were all reelected to new six-year terms on the international body, but some say they fall short of the council's implied standards.