China will soon surpass the United States as the world's largest economy, but this is the least interesting thing about it.
A new study shows that the country's youth have an increasingly lukewarm attitude about democratic political systems.
As Beijing prepares for a major political meeting, its leaders are thought to be planning the country's most significant economic changes since 1978.
Why the popularity of large canines is challenging the country's cultural norms - and law
The standard-bearers of China's political elite couldn't have had more different fortunes this year.
Xi Jinping's affable, plainspoken demeanor is the big story of the power transition.
Hu Jintao's opening address revealed just how closely the Communist Party is still wedded to Mao Zedong's legacy. But the party's next generation after Hu may have different ideas.
Artifice and pageantry were roundly mocked online.
When the People's Republic begins its once-per-decade power handoff tomorrow, here's where to look for clues as to the country's future.
In a chilling demonstration of people-power, anti-Japanese riots exposed Beijing's vulnerability in a crisis.
Who had a bigger impact on the London games, China's athletes or its manufacturing workers?
As America imports less energy from the region and China imports more, it risks becoming the "new U.S." in the Middle East.
The U.S.-China relationship is working well, so why are people in the two countries reporting such unfavorable views?
China flawlessly executed a manned space flight. Now, imagine if the country put that same effort into improving the food supply.
The story of a deposed senior leader, a movie star, allegations of prostitution, and my camera phone
Though the country has become the world's second largest economy, its leadership is struggling with the spotlight, and with the global expectations that accompanied their rise.
A sample screenplay for China's biggest real-life political drama in decades.
The legacy of the cultural revolution still hangs over China, something that the next generation of rulers knows all too well.
Outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao called for reducing growth, a sign of China's concerns about rising inequality.
Meet Eric X. Li, a believer in the Chinese model of governance who is pitching it to Western audiences.