| May 25, 2014
| 5:40 PM
China has told its state-owned enterprises to cut links with American consulting firms just days after the United States charged five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.
China's action, which...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:10 AM
WASHINGTON — I'm a bit surprised that the explosion that killed dozens of people at an open-air market in the city of Urumqi's in China's Xinjiang province this week hasn't gotten more international notice. It may be because Thursday was a pretty...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:10 AM
A Chinese ship rammed and sank a wooden Vietnamese fishing boat near a Chinese-operated oil drill in disputed South China Sea waters, Vietnamese state media said Tuesday.
Although there were no severe injuries reported, the incident was the most serious...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:00 PM
For more than a year, a portion of my apartment complex in Beijing has been a construction zone; squat, old buildings have been razed, and new towers are sprouting in their stead. The area is blocked off by walls covered with large, professionally printed...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Purple and yellow petunias greeted the faithful ascending the steps of the Flowered Plain village church on Sunday, its graceful gray domes a shade darker than the overcast sky. Inside, men sat in the pews on the right, as is customary here, while women,...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
BEIJING— On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140.
Reporters leaped into...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:26 AM
One of China’s most venerable dissident journalists was paradedá on state television Thursday morning, apologizing for spilling state secrets that embarrassed the Chinese Communist Party.
The public shaming of Gao Yu, a 70-year-old grandmother who...
| May 28, 2014
| 8:20 AM
In a spectacle designed to show their resolve against terrorism, Chinese authorities held a public sentencing in a football stadium in the northwestern Xinjiang region of 55 people convicted of violent crimes.
More than 7,000 people watched from the...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Photographer Wu Di's studio, tucked away in a dusty corner of northeast Beijing, isn't easy to find, but the mannequin out front wearing a military-style gas mask and a Roots sweatshirt is a sign you're in the right place.
Inside, Wu showed off some...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The guns are back in China.
Armed police patrols started rolling on the streets of Beijing on Monday, the Ministry of Public Security announced, in order to protect the city from "armed mobs, sexual violence and terrorist attacks."
| May 15, 2014
| 8:17 AM
The three men’s bodies were found bloodied on the banks of a lake where they had been fishing on a Sunday last month, one of them slashed in the neck so deeply he was almost decapitated.
The April 27 triple slaying of three Chinese men in an...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:54 AM
Reports of corrupt Chinese officials seem to be a dime a dozen these days, and it’s easy for readers to get blasÚ about such news. So this week, the Beijing Youth Daily provided its audience with a helpful info-graphic to highlight the case of Wei...