Private businesses are stepping in to offer incentives for people hesitant to get inoculated.
Police arrested two people they accused of using social media to promote a banned vigil commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, an annual event that is now seen as testing the limits of China’s crackdown on dissent.
The move shows the Biden White House’s willingness to continue some of the hard-line China policies started by former President Trump.
Beijing is letting married couples have three children, but demographers say it would have had a bigger impact before the one-child mind-set took hold.
Communist Party investigators have hauled in a string of long-serving and former officials for alleged corruption and other offenses dating back decades, a shift in Xi Jinping’s long-running anticorruption drive.
Chinese health authorities said a man contracted a rare strain of bird flu and had been in the hospital since late April after developing a fever and other symptoms.
Hong Kong police banned a vigil remembering the bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown for the second year in a row, forcing people to consider alternative plans or risk being sent to jail.
One Sunday afternoon, a congregation of Christians in China crammed into a rented office space to debate one of the biggest decisions of their lives: whether they should stay in China or seek exile.
The city’s government moved to make people provide their identities when buying SIM cards, a change that critics said will infringe on individual freedoms and privacy.
Buffeted by rising costs, some Chinese manufacturers are refusing to accept new orders or are considering shutting down operations temporarily—moves that could put more strain on global supply chains and cause more inflation.
China’s top decision-making body said the government would raise its limit to three children per couple from two, just weeks after a census showed the population on the cusp of a historic turning point following decades of rapid growth.
Beijing said it would allow all couples to have up to three children, a shift from the existing two-child limit. Here is the background.
Australian officials are concerned about transparency in case of blogger and spy novelist Yang Hengjun, who has been detained for more than two years.
Washington calls for new studies into when, where and how the pandemic began, while Beijing says scrutiny should turn to other countries, reflecting political tensions that are hindering efforts to find the source of the virus.
Videos and posts from survivors of the mountain-trail race in a remote part of northern China shed light on how 21 elite runners died in a freak storm.
The runners were among 172 participants in a high-altitude race that was hit by freezing rain and gale-force winds in Baiyin in Gansu province, Chinese state-run media reported.
A U.S.-backed consortium beat out a Chinese-backed one for a multibillion-dollar contract to build Ethiopia’s 5G-capable network—handing Washington a victory in its push to challenge Beijing’s economic influence around the world.
A last-minute delay to a scheduled hearing for a sexual-misconduct case in China risks exacerbating doubts about how far women can go in fighting unwanted sexual attention.
Pro-Beijing politicians want art they say insults China kept out of a new Hong Kong museum. A Swiss collector who donated some 1,500 works says politicians shouldn’t play curator.
The pace of growth in China’s economic activity slowed in April as retail sales missed expectations, complicating the picture of a steady and balanced recovery in the world’s second-largest economy.