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China Aims To Be More Resilient To External Economic Shocks

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Amid a global pandemic and tensions with the U.S., China's Communist Party has unveiled its next Five Year Plan. It includes an ambitious campaign to reduce economic reliance on foreign countries.


China Blocks Website After Complaints About Fan Fiction Story On A Celebrity

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A beloved fan fiction website in China has gone dark after some readers protested a story about a famous actor — and government censorship intervened.


China's Economy Bounces Back As Pandemic Is Brought Under Control

Monday, October 19, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging globally, China will be the only major economy in the world to post positive growth this year.


City In China Tests 10 Million People After 13 COVID-19 Cases Are Found

Friday, October 16, 2020

Qingdao city officials say no new infections were identified. The extraordinary testing effort followed the appearance of a small cluster of COVID-19 cases centered in a city hospital.


Hong Kong Residents Are Getting Political Asylum In The U.S.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hong Kong residents are seeking — and being granted — asylum in the United States as the region's limited autonomy disappears under Chinese control.


Following Months Of COVID-19 Restrictions, The Dance Music Scene Is Back In China

Saturday, October 10, 2020

After facing down an epidemic, people in China are once again ready to party, even if it means taking some safety precautions.


As U.S. Views Of China Grow More Negative, Chinese Support For Their Government Rises

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Recent trends in public sentiment run parallel to deteriorating U.S.-China relations. In China, the pandemic "increased people's satisfaction and support for their government," says a sociologist.


As U.S. Revokes Chinese Students' Visas, Concerns Rise About Loss Of Research Talent

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The U.S. canceled 1,000 visas given to Chinese students it alleges have ties to the Chinese military. The dramatic step is to counter what officials say is a concerted Chinese espionage effort.


Prominent Critic Of Xi Jinping And Communist Party Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Ren Zhiqiang made a fortune in real estate and was a member of the country's political elite. But his harsh criticism of the Communist Party and Xi's management of the pandemic led to his downfall.


Parents Keep Children Home As China Limits Mongolian Language In The Classroom

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

As it has long done with the Tibetan and Uighur languages, Beijing is reducing instruction in Mongolian in favor of Mandarin Chinese in ethnic Mongolian areas of the country.


First Chinese-Language Production Of 'A Raisin In The Sun' Is Staged In Beijing

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Lorraine Hansberry's play is about a Black family's struggle against racism in 1950s Chicago. At the Beijing People's Art Theatre, director Ying Da is working to bring that story to Chinese audiences.


Hostility Toward China Is Growing In The U.S., Poll Numbers Show

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Hostility toward China is growing in the U.S. over China's handling of the coronavirus and human rights abuses. But Chinese support for their government is stronger than ever.


China, India Handled COVID-19 Differently. Results Differed Too

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

In China, authorities handled the coronavirus pandemic by centralizing control and locking down vast swaths of the country. India didn't. How has that affected health outcomes in the two countries?


China Calls It A 'Wartime Mode' COVID-19 Lockdown. And Residents Are Protesting

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Across China, life has largely returned to normal — except in the western region of Xinjiang. Some 22 million people have been under heavy lockdown since July — and they're questioning its severity.


Beijing Attempts To Remake Hong Kong In Its Image As National Security Law Takes Hold

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Educators, journalists, political figures and ordinary citizens have been intimidated and even arrested as China moves to stifle protest and civil society with its new law.


In Rural China, Villagers Say They're Forced From Farm Homes To High-Rises

Monday, August 10, 2020

After quickly building megacities, the country is kicking plans into high gear to revamp tens of thousands of country villages. Residents say they are forced or coerced to leave their farm homes.


Prominent Hong Kong Publisher Arrested Under New National Security Law

Monday, August 10, 2020

Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong media tycoon known as a fervent supporter of democracy and human rights, is the most prominent figure arrested thus far under China's new law.


Roads Become Rivers: Nearly 4 Million Chinese Evacuated Or Displaced From Flooding

Sunday, August 09, 2020

With at least 158 dead and thousands of homes collapsed after heavy rains, experts say it's time for China to rethink its water management.


What Might Have Caused The Worst Flooding In More Than 2 Decades In China

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

The worst flooding in more than two decades has engulfed large swaths of China. Water management experts say China's dam-building spree has exacerbated these seasonal floods.


Coronavirus Cases Across Asia Are Again On The Rise

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Parts of Asia that seemed to have COVID-19 under control have witnessed fresh outbreaks. China, Japan and Vietnam, which had few or no cases in the past month or so, are seeing a resurgence.