The house arrest of Zhou Yongkang is the latest sign of Xi Jinping's consolidation of power. But why is it happening?
Beijing and Moscow's media crackdown has deflected attention away from Washington's own shoddy treatment of journalists.
A new survey claims that in China, people identify their success by the things they own more than in any other country in the world. But is this so unusual in a developing country?
In a country where two-wheelers once symbolized backwardness and poverty, Ines Brunn's hip, eco-friendly devices have become a smash hit.
The CBS program implies that Asia's biggest country has the intention and ability to damage every computer on earth.
Recent reforms—and a pending bilateral treaty—would make it easier for U.S. firms to compete in the country. But obstacles to full economic fairness remain.
Checkpoints with fire extinguishers, pincer-wielding police officers, and spies disguised as monks—welcome to daily life in Lhasa.
The energy-producing facilities claimed 257,000 people in 2011. Here's where mortalities are highest.
In a country where cremation was once mandatory, wealthy Chinese now turn to “death care services” companies that offer opulent memorial packages.
NASA captures a 750-mile trail of haze on camera.
Massachusetts prosecutors will try Philip Chism, a 14-year-old accused of murder, as an adult. Ancient Chinese philosophy explains why this is a bad idea.
Although the government recently banned the controversial form of punishment, something similar remains in place for the country's prostitutes.
South Korea's expanded air defense identification zone now encompasses Socotra Rock, which also falls within the Chinese and Japanese zones.
A reporter from the newspaper discusses how the delay in issuing journalist visas is an escalation in Beijing's battle to control foreign coverage of the country.
The year in review, from the editor of The Atlantic's China Channel
Joseph Biden's criticisms of Beijing contrasted sharply with David Cameron's conciliatory tone. Who had the right idea?
Though perhaps impolite to his Chinese hosts, the vice president's calls for transparency and accountability were necessary and politically valuable.
Money collected from fines is meant to finance social services. Instead, it lines politicians' pockets.
Traveling with the vice president in Asia, a writer becomes part of the story.