China Digital Times
A lively news portal that collects a range of reports, analysis, profile pieces, photos and video on the nation's social and political transformations. It's run by the China Internet Project out of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. The site is sometimes blocked by China's automated Internet blocking system.
The Economist on China
The venerable business newsweekly collects its recent articles about China alongside political and economic data from its Intelligence Unit. Recent articles and data overview are available for free, while archives and full briefings require a subscription.
The English-language Web site of China's state-run news agency.
Business-centered investigative journalism -- at least within the strictures of government oversight -- Caijing has reported on corruption in state-run banks and businesses.
Danwei -- the name refers to work units in state-owned companies -- covers "media advertising and urban life in China." The site also runs Web video about Chinese pop culture under the rubric Danwei TV.
The China Beat
This blog "examines media coverage of China, providing context and criticism from China scholars and writers," including UC Irvine professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom and husband-and-wife China journalists Leslie Chang and Peter Hessler.
This blog is geared more toward those already knowledgable about China, but the site's founder, Roland Soong, is known for translating and publishing Chinese news items in English.