August 3, 2011 Officials in Jiangmen are banning residents from keeping dogs, according to Chinese media. In one week, owners can begin taking their dogs to drop-off centers, where they will be either adopted by residents of rural areas or euthanized.
July 13, 2011 The Internet, as you may have noticed, just seems to keep on growing. But not in China — in fact, Chinese officials said that the country had 41 percent fewer sites at the end of 2010 than existed one year earlier — mostly the result of government restrictions.
June 27, 2011 Today on Talk of the Nation, NPR's Rob Gifford reflects on ten years in China, the gay marriage decision in New York, Sophia Nelson debunks myths about successful black women, and NPR's Linda Holmes warns culture junkies they'll never be able to get to it all.
June 22, 2011 The world famous artist had been detained since April. He's known for his efforts to expose social injustice. The official news agency claims he has confessed to avoiding taxes.
June 8, 2011 With China's rapid rise as an exporter of food to the U.S., a consumer group is calling for tougher quality checks and higher standards to make sure the products are safe.
April 29, 2011 Clenbuterol, a steroid sometimes taken by athletes to burn fat and grow muscle, has sickened hundreds of Chinese consumers in recent months after they ate pork meat contaminated with it. Many are still angry about the 2008 melamine milk scandal.
April 16, 2011 The artist behind Beijing's Olympic Stadium is now in government custody and artists all over the world are planning protests in support of his release. NPR's Laura Sydell spoke with the controversial artist in 2008. Even then, he was pushing boundaries.
March 22, 2011 Alain Delorme blurs the line between fake and real with his images of migrant workers in Shanghai.
March 7, 2011 President Obama's choice of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will give the nation its first ambassador to China with known Chinese roots. Locke, a former Democratic governor of Washington state, has specialized in relations with China over the years.
February 14, 2011 While Japan's economy shrank at the end of 2010, China's continued to expand — pushing it past its Asian rival.
February 2, 2011 In China, it's already February 3, the first day of the new Chinese year. Sarah, for one, is welcoming the Year of the Rabbit with arms wide open, and chucking a surreptitious rude gesture at the receding Tiger.
January 19, 2011 Reid instantly realized his gaffe and corrected himself. He has a well-known knack for dropping word bombs, only to have to apologize later. This may be one of those times.
January 19, 2011 There were 457 million Internet users in China by the end of 2010, according to a new report from the China Internet Network Information Center. That's more than one-third of the Asian giant's population.