As China stifles dissent in the city, news outlets have found themselves in the authorities’ cross hairs.
President Biden’s vow to work with China on issues like climate change is clashing with his promise to defend human rights.
Patriotic films. History lessons. Mass weddings. The Chinese Communist Party is going into overdrive to celebrate its 100th birthday.
The punishments over an unauthorized peaceful protest point to what critics say is the shrinking space for dissent in Hong Kong.
John Kerry, President Biden’s climate envoy, is pressing China to do more to address global warming. But he faces an emboldened Beijing leadership that thinks the United States has lagged behind.
The proposal, initiated by the Chinese central government, is intended to make it difficult for democracy advocates to hold office and would criminalize organized protest votes.
Beijing, which can’t afford to let its attack on civil liberties scare away global banks and financiers, is offering them a big tax break and other perks.
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 movie is part of Beijing’s wide-ranging new propaganda campaign to push back on sanctions and criticism of its oppression of the Uyghurs.
Public awareness of the issue is growing in the country, spurred in part by the work of Uyghur activists, and that is increasing pressure on the government to take action.
New rules give the bodies power to investigate all potential candidates, meaning opposition politicians face steep odds of even being allowed to run.
Far more work is needed to understand how the pandemic began, the report says, but it is not clear that Beijing will cooperate. “We may never find the true origins,” an expert said.
As President Biden predicts a struggle between democracies and their opponents, Beijing is eager to champion the other side.
At his news conference on Thursday, the president provided a revealing look into how he viewed the threat from Beijing.
The promise of universal suffrage has animated the city’s politics for decades. Beijing’s latest moves could finally extinguish that hope.
The Biden administration’s strategy to curb Beijing’s behavior faces a stiff challenge as China uses its economic, diplomatic and military might to deflect criticism.
Modest measures can reverse the dangerous decay in relations.
Secrecy and politics will likely hang over the cases involving two Canadian men, who have been held largely in isolation for more than two years.
Top administration officials will meet with their Chinese counterparts for the first time on Thursday as the United States shifts to a more competitive posture with Beijing.
Setting a confrontational tone ahead of meetings in Alaska, the United States punished Chinese officials involved in eroding democracy in Hong Kong.
China is a major supplier of coronavirus vaccine, giving it enormous leverage in pandemic-ravaged nations. Brazil, recently hostile to the Chinese company Huawei, has suddenly changed its stance.
The United States can repudiate Chinese policy without unfairly punishing our athletes.
New rules imposed by Beijing will make it nearly impossible for democracy advocates in the territory to run for chief executive or the legislature.
Beijing’s leaders plot a path to go it alone, vowing to spend big to fill gaps in innovation and avoid dependence on the United States and others.
The message at the National People’s Congress was one of optimism about the strength of its economy and of struggle against an array of internal and external challenges.
China’s national legislature disclosed plans for a law that would make it extremely difficult for Beijing’s critics to hold elective office in Hong Kong.
But as Beijing rolls out a long-term plan, its top leader has also warned that “the United States is the biggest threat.”
A Chinese official has called for severe punishment of opposition figures facing charges under a new national security law.
The president may be putting personal ambition ahead of his country’s best interests.
Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future generations a curated lesson about Hong Kong’s past.
The central government is likely to bypass local officials, just as it did with last year’s national security law.
The Beijing-friendly party, which long held an iron grip on the island, is struggling to stay relevant at a time when many residents are wary of China’s ambitions.
A rural businessman, Sun Dawu, angered Beijing twice. His fate the second time around could augur the future of the world’s other superpower.
China cited complaints about BBC news reports, but the ban also came after a British regulator banned China’s main global broadcaster over license problems.
The authorities have charged Geng Xiaonan with illegal business activities, but her true offense may have been sympathizing with critics of the Communist Party.
The Chinese Communist Party reached deep into private business and the broader population to drive a recovery, an authoritarian approach that has emboldened its top leader, Xi Jinping.
Friends and family have lost contact with Yang Maodong, who was stopped at a Shanghai airport from joining a flight to San Francisco.
Even with Trump out of office, prospects seem dim for rapprochement between China and the United States.
The Communist Party’s success in reclaiming the narrative has proved to the world its ability to rally the people to its side, no matter how stumbling its actions might be.
Hampering the work of the W.H.O. puts lives at risk.
The finding by the Trump administration is the strongest denunciation by any government of China’s actions and follows a Biden campaign statement with the same declaration.
Democracy advocates have called the Bauhinia Party a “Trojan horse” for the Chinese government. But Beijing’s local allies are wary of it, too.
The country is experiencing its worst coronavirus flare-up since last summer, testing the government’s success in subduing the disease.
Since 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has gradually established policies that threaten Uighur culture and identity. My family’s forced assimilation is a part of that story.
A new report shows some of the world’s biggest solar companies work with the Chinese government to absorb workers from Xinjiang, programs that are often seen as a red flag for forced labor.
The central Chinese government, which once wielded its power over Hong Kong with a degree of discretion, has signaled its determination to openly impose its will on the city.
Surveillance and censorship bolster Beijing’s uncompromising grip on power. But in the country’s cities and streets, people have resumed normal lives.
Xi Jinping has been making trade agreements in Asia and now Europe, hoping to head off the incoming president’s efforts to rally a united front against China.
China has spent heavily to help its poorest citizens, an approach that few developing countries can afford and even Beijing may struggle to sustain.