In an antipoverty push, President Xi wants to repopulate rural towns with entrepreneurs and consumers. China’s rural poor have been a tool of Communist Party strategy since Mao Zedong rallied them in his revolution.
The idea of a free Hong Kong, kept alive by successive generations, is crashing around them. The lawyer’s moderate brand of activism has been rendered unviable or illegal. And once a symbol of the city’s democratic promise, Mr. Lee himself is becoming marginalized.
farce, rejecting foreign criticism even as the walkout cleared Beijing’s path to further bend the city’s institutions to its will.
An explanation of how Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed government has moved quickly to make use of new powers.
China has released new draft antimonopoly rules for its online platforms, signaling an increased appetite by Beijing authorities to rein in dominant technology companies.
An U.S. citizen facing prosecution related to his participation in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong said he was turned away after seeking protection at the U.S. consulate in the city.
China’s trade surplus with the U.S. and the rest of the world widened in October as the global recovery buoyed demand for made-in-China goods, helping export growth beat market expectations for a seventh straight month.
China responded with anger after the State Department removed from its list of terrorist organizations a largely defunct Uighur separatist group that Beijing partly blames for ethnic tensions in the northwestern Xinjiang region.
Police arrested seven opposition figures, including four sitting pro-democracy lawmakers, and charged them with offenses related to a scuffle that broke out in the legislature earlier this year.
The Communist Party’s economic blueprint for the next five years sounds a defiant note in the face of U.S. sanctions against Chinese firms, while also targeting per-capita GDP on par with that of countries like South Korea and Spain.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of China’s entry into the war, leader Xi Jinping delivered a speech brimming with nationalistic triumph.
With a push from the government, angry mobs online have swarmed any criticism of Chinese leaders or perceived disloyalty to their country. Targets are being harassed and silenced, and some have lost their jobs.
The new law will allow China to ban exports to protect national security, adding a versatile weapon to Beijing’s arsenal as it fights a war over trade and technology with the U.S.
Hopes are rising that China can pull the globe out of its coronavirus-induced funk, much as it did during the global financial crisis more than a decade ago—but economists offer a long list of reasons to be skeptical.
China is expanding distribution of coronavirus vaccines outside of clinical trials, with a state-owned company offering them to students going abroad amid a campaign by officials to boost public confidence in homegrown inoculations.
The Chinese city of Qingdao will test its more than nine million residents for Covid-19, authorities said, after the discovery of a dozen new cases linked to a local hospital—China’s most significant virus scare in months.
Chinese shipments of virus-related goods to the U.S. have helped the country offset sharp drops in its top export categories due to Washington tariffs and the pandemic-linked economic downturn.
The city’s opposition camp called for people to protest after police, citing public-health concerns, rejected an application for an organized rally on National Day, which marks the anniversary of Communist rule in China.
Chinese authorities said they have formally arrested 12 Hong Kong residents who were caught fleeing the city in an ill-fated effort to escape to Taiwan, paving the way for them to be tried on the mainland.
A rebound in global demand and the Chinese government’s supportive measures bolstered factory activity and helped push sentiment in the service sector to its highest level in nearly seven years.