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Authorities in Hong Kong crack down even more on perceived threats to their power

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Lawmakers in Hong Kong have passed new national security legislation that carries severe punishment for a broad range of offenses, including life imprisonment for acts deemed to be insurrection.


Hong Kong's new national security law might further erode civil liberties, some worry

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Lawmakers in Hong Kong passed a new national security law. The government casts it as a bid to make the territory safer but some think it may erode Hong Kong's standing as a global financial hub.


More babies are usually born in China during the Year of Dragon but that's changing

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

For many young Chinese these days, the calculus of having a child is changing. We hear from two women in China — one pregnant with a "dragon baby," and one not.


Stock prices in China are sliding — in some cases more than 30% from a year ago

Thursday, February 01, 2024

U.S. stocks have been soaring in recent weeks. But in China, the market has been headed in the opposite direction, and the government in Beijing is starting to pay attention.


U.S. officials are in China to discussion cooperating on fighting fentanyl

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

China's been the main source of precursor chemicals for the potent drug, and President Biden has made combating fentanyl a policy priority — in the face of tens of thousands of overdoses each year.


The mixed message about China's economy

Friday, January 19, 2024

Chinese Premier Li Qiang spoke this week at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, saying the Chinese economy was doing just fine. Signals out of Beijing have been conveying a different message.


Taiwan's upcoming election attracts the attention of China, the U.S. and others

Friday, January 12, 2024

Voters in Taiwan go to the polls Saturday to pick a new president and legislature. It's being watched closely because democratic Taiwan works closely with the U.S., but it is also claimed by China.


How do people in China view this weekend's democratic election in Taiwan?

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Voters in Taiwan go to the polls on Saturday to pick a new president. The government in Beijing is watching very closely, but are people in China paying that much attention?


China appoints new defense minister after a months-long vacancy

Saturday, December 30, 2023

China has installed a new defense minister hailing from the navy, months after his predecessor was removed with no explanation.


A visit to Xi Jinping's model village in rural China

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Mao Zedong built China's Communist revolution on the back of the country's impoverished peasants, and now Chinese leader Xi Jinping wants a new economic revolution to take root in the countryside.


National security trial for activist and publisher Jimmy Lai begins in Hong Kong

Monday, December 18, 2023

Hong Kong's highest-profile national security trial got under way amid tight security on Monday. It's against Jimmy Lai, a media mogul and democracy campaigner. He is all but certain to be convicted.


Reflections on China's rise as a global economic power

Monday, December 18, 2023

In the first of a series of stories about China, NPR's John Ruwitch examines shifts in public perceptions about the country's economic future.


Canadian jailed in China wants compensation from the Canadian government

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

New allegations from one of the two Canadians arrested in China in 2018 reopened a diplomatic feud between Beijing and Ottawa.


Unpacking developments from this year's APEC

Saturday, November 18, 2023

President Biden's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping was the big news from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's forum. Scott Simon and John Ruwitch discuss other developments from the week.


Did Biden and China's Xi hit a reset? Not quite, but they did agree on a few things

Thursday, November 16, 2023

After hours of talks, the two leaders emerged with agreements to cooperate. Biden even said he and Xi agreed that they should be able to pick up the phone and talk with one another whenever they want.


Biden and Xi Jinping have a lot to discuss at their first in-person meeting this week

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

President Biden is to hold his first in-person meeting with China's leader, Xi Jinping, in California on Wednesday. The two leaders have a lot to discuss when they sit down.


Biden and Xi are meeting for the first time in a year. Here are 5 things to watch

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

From Taiwan to fentanyl, President Biden and China's leader Xi Jinping have plenty to sort through when the two meet face-to-face for the first time in a year.


She studies 'sensitive topics' in Chinese history. Hong Kong denied her work visa

Sunday, November 12, 2023

In Hong Kong, the rejection of a Canadian scholar's visa highlights the erosion of academic freedom.


China's Xi Jinping to meet with Biden in San Francisco

Saturday, November 11, 2023

It's been more than 6 years - and a lot of political tension - since Chinese leader Xi Jinping has traveled to the US. He'll meet next with with President Biden in San Francisco.


Biden and China's Xi will meet next week. Don't expect it to be a game changer

Friday, November 10, 2023

The meeting will follow months of back-and-forth diplomacy to smooth over disagreements and set stage for first interaction since they sat down together in Bali, Indonesia last year