| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:22 AM
BEIJING -- A salacious investigative report on state-run Chinese television, detailing widespread prostitution in the southern city of Dongguan, boomeranged on broadcaster CCTV on Monday as a vocal contingent of citizens rallied to the defense of the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
BEIJING — Want to engrave a few words in Chinese on your new iPad? No problem — Apple offers consumers in mainland China free personalization. Just don't get too political.
Say you type in the Dalai Lama's name in Chinese characters into...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
HARBIN, China — Visitors to the newest museum in this frigid northeastern Chinese city enter through a quaint facade affixed to the modern shell of the main train station. No bigger than a 7-Eleven, the museum could easily be mistaken for a...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:42 PM
BEIJING — Flowers to mark the new year? How about electronic gizmos that flash and go bang?
Fireworks are as integral to Chinese New Year as evergreens are to Christmas. Tradition holds that noisy pops and colorful flares ward off evil spirits and...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was greeted in Los Angeles Chinatown on Tuesday by lion dancers and hundreds of flag-waving supporters.
The public appearance, unusual for a leader of Taiwan, was a sign of the country's improving relationship with the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:05 AM
BEIJING -- Fireworks are as integral to Chinese New Year as pine trees are to Christmas. But with smog blanketing many Chinese cities these days, environmental activists, meteorologists and government officials are urging people to start the new year...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 7:59 PM
BEIJING -- Legal advocate Xu Zhiyong was sentenced Sunday morning to four years in prison after being convicted by a Beijing court of "gathering a crowd to disrupt public order."
The 40-year-old Xu is the most prominent Chinese activist to be...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou is expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon in L.A.'s Chinatown to greet supporters and visit local Chinese community associations.
The public appearance, unusual for a leader of Taiwan, is a sign of the country's...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his moment in the spotlight Wednesday at the World Economic Forum to sound an alarm over what he sees as China's rising militancy and Japan's outdated defense posture.
In a speech opening the five-day annual...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:39 PM
BEIJING — In 1957, when he was nearly 50 years old, Run Run Shaw made a grand bet on his movie dreams. He bought 46 acres of hilly land in a remote part of Hong Kong — paying the British colonial government just 45 cents per square foot...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:10 AM
BEIJING -- Xu Zhiyong, a Chinese activist who has pressed officials to disclose their assets, championed equal access to education and fought for other causes, released a strongly worded statement Thursday defending his New Citizens Movement and stressing...