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.
May 29, 2012 In America, Cubs fans are hoping a goat will reverse the team's long-standing bad luck. In China, fans are cheering a little dog that ran along as cyclists rode 1,100 miles and over 12 mountains.
May 25, 2012 NPR's Frank Langfitt can't get over how much things have changed for movie fans such as him. In only a decade or so, China's theaters have gone high-tech. And they've gotten expensive.
May 23, 2012 The rule, instituted to improve sanitation, applies to bathrooms in tourist spots such as parks, railway stations, supermarkets and malls.
May 17, 2012 Chinese authorities have his completed application now, and have indicated that Chen and his family may get their passports within about two weeks. But Chen says he hasn't gotten a firm promise.
May 9, 2012 There are few opportunities for blind people in China. So to have trained himself in the law and to have become a leading activist says a lot about his strength of character.