September 11, 2013 Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday outlined a number of moves aimed at restructuring the Chinese economy and promoting moderate but sustainable growth.
September 10, 2013 A new interpretation of existing law would make writing a defamatory post that's read by more than 5,000 people or shared by more than 500 punishable by up to 10 years in jail.
September 10, 2013 Although many of its phones are made in China, Apple has struggled with sales in the world's largest smartphone market. A cheaper iPhone may attract more consumers — but it could also lose some of its cachet. The company also faces competition from Asian rivals who offer cheaper phones.
September 5, 2013 The USDA has quietly ended a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The products won't require a country-of-origin label — which means there's no way to know whether those chicken nuggets in the freezer aisle came from a country with a spotty food safety reputation.
September 3, 2013 A powerful earthquake completely flooded their village in 2008 — but thanks to a steep drop in the water level, former residents of Xuanping are returning to look at homes, businesses, and their old school.
September 1, 2013 Jiang Jeimin, who oversees China's state-run companies, is being investigated for a "serious violation of discipline."
August 31, 2013 The government in Shanghai says 26 other people were also hurt in the leak and that six of them are in critical condition.
August 29, 2013 Dumplings are a huge part of Chinese culinary tradition, and restaurants there cater to the nation's obsession with a dazzlingly array of dumpling shapes and fillings, including green frogs stuffed with bullfrog meat and a flock of birds filled with roasted Beijing duck.
August 28, 2013 Hoping to make education less stressful, China's Ministry of Education is considering new rules that include a ban on written homework. But teachers, and even some students, are against the idea.
August 28, 2013 Russia, China and Iran are Syrian President Bashar Assad's closest allies. The reasons for their support of his government vary, ranging from trade and strategy to a fear of instability if Assad is toppled.
August 22, 2013 It's common to see cowed defendants admit to crimes during Communist Party show trials. But disgraced former politburo member Bo Xilai began his trial with vehement denials of guilt, calling one accuser a "crazy dog snapping at things for reward."
August 21, 2013 India is struggling — but it's not the only developing nation that's having economic troubles. Brazil, China and Russia are all slowing down. But the U.S., which struggled after the Great Recession, is showing some positive signs.
August 20, 2013 The company's troubles in Brazil mirror allegations it faces in China. They also are similar allegations of labor violations against Apple in China.
August 19, 2013 China is believed to have executed about 3,000 people in 2012 — a 75 percent decline from a decade ago. Amnesty International says the "overall trend globally is towards abolition" of the death penalty.