September 24, 2012 Authorities say 2,000 workers went on a rampage over a "personal dispute." Some workers, though, are saying the dispute relates to on-going tensions at the factory where products are made for Apple and other high-tech giants.
September 17, 2012 The Obama administration has filed a new trade complaint against China with the World Trade Organization, challenging Chinese subsidies for auto parts. Mitt Romney dismissed the trade complaint as "too little, too late." He's been criticizing Obama for not taking a tougher line against China.
September 17, 2012 China's state-run media warns of trade retaliation against Japan, following a weekend of anti-Japanese protests across China over Japan's purchase of disputed islands in the East China Sea. As the economic cost of these protests begins to escalate, NPR correspondent Louisa Lim tries to find out exactly who's behind them.
September 15, 2012 A controversy that has lasted decades boiled over this past week, spilling into China's streets Saturday. Thousands demonstrated in one of the biggest protests in Beijing in recent years.
September 11, 2012 Xi Jinping, the next in line to succeed President Hu Jintao, has missed important meetings in the past week, with officials offering no explanation for his sudden disappearance.
August 20, 2012 In China, it's the height of beach season for Qingdao's huge Huiquan Beach. But while many visitors want to enjoy the sand and water, they're not so wild about sunbathing. So they often rely on a local tradition: the face-kini.
August 19, 2012 Gu Kailai was convicted after confessing to killing British businessman Neil Heywood in 2011. She's the wife of Bo Xilai, who was removed from his post as Communist Party secretary in the southern city of Chongqing in March.
August 13, 2012 U.S. workers selling stuff to Asia's rising middle class is something we're likely to hear more of.
July 20, 2012 Apple is giving China a lot of attention for good reason: The Asia & Pacific region, including China, made up about a third of the company's sales in the fiscal year that ended September 30.
June 6, 2012 More than 10 percent of the new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in China each year are resistant to the mainstay drugs used to treat the illness. The sobering findings come from the first national survey of the disease conducted there.
June 4, 2012 It's the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. China's Internet censors are blocking even more than usual.