July 11, 2013 The New Century Global Center in Chengdu, China, boasts shopping malls, luxury hotels — even a Mediterranean village. Inside, you can fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses, four Vaticans and three Pentagons.
June 28, 2013 China's economic growth has been fueled by bank loans that flow freely. But during the latest bout of turmoil, China's central bank indicated that it may no longer lend so quickly and cheaply. The so-called shadow banking sector is of particular concern.
June 26, 2013 The U.S. executive of a Chinese factory was prevented by workers from leaving the facility following a decision to shut down part of the business and move the some jobs to India where wages are lower. The story shows how widespread labor-related strife is in the world's most populous nation, and how the bottom line dictates where jobs go.
June 23, 2013 In China, if you want to get hitched, you pretty much need to have a house. No house? Good luck to you, comrade. After decades of explosive growth, the cost of living in China's big cities has skyrocketed, and a generation of young people has been largely priced out of the housing market.
June 18, 2013 China sees Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of the agency's surveillance programs, as the gift that keeps on giving. The country's state-run media has hailed him as a hero for exposing what it calls American hypocrisy.
June 17, 2013 Chen Guangcheng says the work of Chinese Communists in the American academic circle is far greater than people realize. New York University, which helped defuse a diplomatic crisis Chen sparked last year, denied the allegations.
June 13, 2013 The three-person crew includes China's second female astronaut, being billed as the country's "first teacher in space."
June 11, 2013 China's leaders and media outlets are calling the launch the next step in China's "space dream," which began in earnest 10 years ago with the country's first manned spaceflight.
June 6, 2013 China's rapid economic expansion has led to dramatic improvement in the country's health, an analysis finds. But as China beats back the plagues of poverty, like pneumonia and measles, many chronic health problems found in the developed world are cropping up.
June 4, 2013 The beloved six-story, yellow rubber ducky that's been bobbing around in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour has inspired companies to launch their own ducks in a number of mainland Chinese cities.
June 3, 2013 A state-run newspaper reports that all but one of the doors at the processing plant in northeast Jilin province was locked when flames broke out. The fire is one of the country's deadliest industrial accidents in recent years.
May 30, 2013 The newborn boy's rescue from a pipe below a public toilet captured headlines around the world. Officials now tell local news outlets that the mother is unlikely to face charges. It was an accident, officials believe, that the frightened woman initially lied about.
May 29, 2013 The makers of Smithfield Ham, an icon on America's culinary scene for decades, are selling the company to Shuanghui International Holdings Limited, for nearly $5 billion in cash. The deal also includes an exchange of debt.
May 28, 2013 Doctors in China concluded that early treatment of bird flu cases with Tamiflu could help patients even days after infection. But the doctors also found in two cases that the virus apparently became resistant to the antiviral drug.
May 28, 2013 Internet sleuths traced the scrawl to a teenager in Nanjing. Cases like this have prompted a "tourism law" in China that seeks to make Chinese tourists better behaved abroad.