| Dec 29, 2013
| 11:25 AM
BEIJING – Chinese film director Zhang Yimou and his wife could face a fine up to $1.2 million for violating the nation’s one-child policy, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday, now that the couple has admitted bearing three children...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:02 AM
BEIJING -- Police in China’s far western Xinjiang region killed eight people Monday when a group wielding knives and throwing explosives attacked a police station, local authorities said.
The official Xinhua news agency referred to the incident in...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:03 PM
BEIJING — China's movie box office topped $3.6 billion in 2013, up about 27% over 2012, with home-grown fare drawing particularly large crowds and driving down Hollywood's share of the market.
Seven of the 10 highest-grossing films were Chinese,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping has a new year’s resolution for the Communist Party: Be more charming.
In a nation where senior leaders have long seemed distant and remote, revealing few personal details, interacting minimally with...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:17 PM
For Ian Barbour, the deadly possibilities of the Atomic Age raised questions that science couldn't answer — a perplexing situation for a young physicist after World War II.
He responded to the challenge in an unusual way: After completing his...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 1:24 AM
BEIJING -- Call it “Breaking Bad: China Edition.” More than 3,000 police officers equipped with helicopters and motorboats and accompanied by dogs descended on a southern Chinese village notorious for making crystal meth, seizing 3 tons of the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
BEIJING — When China landed its first lunar rover on the moon last month, many Americans reacted with a shrug. After all, the U.S. sent men to the moon more than 40 years ago, and the Soviets landed a rover there too.
But among lunar scientists,...
| Jan 10, 2014
It would be difficult to believe that China's leaders didn't expect a negative reaction from its neighbors and the United States when it announced the creation of an expansive air defense identification zone over the East China Sea in late November. But...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines and the United States have criticized China for imposing new access rules for the vast South China Sea, saying Beijing's demand that foreign vessels get approval to enter the disputed maritime area is provocative and...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
BEIJING — Ms. Wheat Golden Farmer. Was that really the new me?
When I was offered the chance to move to Beijing, I was excited about picking a Chinese name. After all, how often does one get to select a new identity?
In China, the names of...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:13 AM
BEIJING -- A gold statue of Mao Tse-tung, cases of Moutai liquor for “military use” and a golden boat were among a large cache of items investigators seized under cover of darkness from the palatial home of an ousted Chinese general, a well-...