Organizers of the May race, which claimed 21 lives, face criminal charges and disciplinary action. The man said to bear primary responsibility died in a fall from a high-rise this week.
The chamber, usually fractured by partisan divisions, come together to pass a sweeping spending measure. Why?
Officials have banned the annual June 4 vigil, as a new security law looms over commemorations of the 1989 crackdown. Hong Kongers wonder how long the memory will remain.
Intense workplace competition, inadequate child care and widespread job discrimination against pregnant women have made childbearing an unappealing prospect for many.
China’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign got off to a slow start. It is now trying to catch up, through a mixture of freebies and the occasional threat.
The Communist Party’s youth wing and official news outlets used grabby memes and hashtags to start a tsunami of nationalist fury over Xinjiang cotton.
One year after China locked down Wuhan, six people describe how they found courage in adversity, calm amid grief, and meaning in chaos.
The country is experiencing its worst coronavirus flare-up since last summer, testing the government’s success in subduing the disease.
A.J. Edelman walked away from the hazards of sledding sports after he competed for Israel in the skeleton at the 2018 Winter Games. Now he is trying again in a bobsled.
Friends of Du Bin said that his detention might have been related to book projects critical of the history of Communism and China’s Communist Party.
Mr. Lai’s case was followed hours later by a disclosure that the authorities in China had detained a Chinese citizen working for Bloomberg News.
The prominent pro-democracy activist and founder of the Apple Daily newspaper is accused of colluding with foreign forces.
In a new book, Pope Francis mentioned the crackdown on the Muslim minority group for the first time. Beijing rejected his characterization as “groundless.”
Boosters of growing ties with the mainland see greater business potential. But as the delayed Ant Group I.P.O. shows, peril comes with that promise.
The Communist Party had accused Ren Zhiqiang of being disloyal. His heavy sentence underscores Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent among the elite.
ByteDance’s founder has long urged his employees to think beyond the world’s No. 2 economy, where growth is easing and competition is rising.
How Hong Kong’s food culture has adapted to epidemic after epidemic, fending off disease while saving its favorite dishes, and its soul.
The Chinese phone number, ending in five 8s, drew 5,000 bids because it’s considered auspicious. Such phone numbers are coveted status symbols in China.
The authorities have moved to demolish hundreds of homes in the hills near the Great Wall that were once a sign of China’s rising prosperity.
My father, a Chinese pulmonologist, believes his brother could have been saved.
Voters turned out in high numbers to cast ballots in an unofficial primary for the city’s pro-democracy camp despite government warnings it might be against the new security law.
The sanctions, which target Republican members of Congress, were in retaliation for the Trump administration’s bans on Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses.
New legislation has chilled Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement — and potentially altered the city forever.
Suppliers and restaurants are scrambling after an outbreak in Beijing triggered fears that salmon may have spread it. Officials later absolved the fish of blame, but consumers are avoiding it anyway.
China’s capital canceled flights and shut schools as a new coronavirus outbreak raised fears of a broader contagion. The city’s experience points to what other countries including the United States face as they reopen their economies.
The Chinese capital announced that it would step up its emergency footing in an effort to stamp out an outbreak of infections.
Disease experts said limited bursts of infections were likely to become part of the “new normal” for China.
Nearly all of the 53 people had worked or shopped at the market, which is said to supply 90 percent of the Chinese capital’s fruit and vegetables.
Trying to win a propaganda tug-of-war, Beijing staunchly defended its actions, saying it didn’t hide the emergence of the outbreak.
In early 1989, change seemed unstoppable in Beijing. That it wasn’t, that China would push back with fury, casts a large shadow over Hong Kong today.
The promise, in reaction to a new security law China is trying to impose on the semiautonomous city, a former British colony, would sharply raise the stakes in a developing standoff.
America and its allies must not simply accept Beijing’s aggression.
The special governance system set up to protect the city’s freedoms was really only ever designed to stifle them.
Such rules would allow Beijing to take aim at the protests that have roiled the semiautonomous city and posed a direct challenge to the Chinese Communist Party and its leader, Xi Jinping.
A reporter got a close-up look at how different governments handled the developing pandemic. Some were more impressive than others.
In parts of Asia and Australia, people are going out — but social distancing and other restrictions have become the new normal.