Tensions between police and protesters in Hong Kong escalated overnight, as officers opened fire. A young activist was shot, but survived. The unrest came just as mainland China marked the 70th anniversary of the Communist state. Nick Schifrin, who has…
The celebratory displays highlight Beijing's ambition for strategic influence to match its status as the second-largest global economy.
By Joe McDonald, Associated Press
Communist China's planned economy once prevented its citizens from becoming wealthy. But China now produces billionaires faster than any country in the world, even as President Xi Jinping has cracked down on ostentatious displays of wealth. Special correspondent Katrina Yu…
By Katrina Yu
Fifty-five-year-old Michael Nguyen was convicted of inciting people to participate in protests with the intent to attack government offices.
By Associated Press
By Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press
Protesters had massed outside government headquarters in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the territory.
By Larisa Epatko
At the conclusion of the Communist Party National Conference on Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping not only was re-elected president for another five years but his philosophy on Chinese socialism was included in the party’s constitution, alongside the words of…
By Michael R. Sisak and Michael Hill, Associated Press
The organizers of a flag-burning outside the Republican convention that resulted in 17 arrests said Thursday that the man holding the American flag was never on fire and that police used that as an excuse to attack them.
By PBS NewsHour
China’s Communist Party changed its longstanding one-child policy to allow couples to have two children. While the original policy was introduced in 1979 to curb a surging population, the country now faces a labor shortage and the needs of its…
China's ruling Communist Party announced reforms to two unpopular policies. More couples in China will now be able to have two children, instead of one, provided that at least one parent was an only child. The government also announced it…
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