The five-year restriction on the often-opulent structures is part of President Xi Jinping's larger campaign to reduce state corruption.
In a sign that the country's economic goals have shifted, Communist Party officials will no longer be judged on their ability to facilitate economic growth.
By cutting liquidity, the People's Bank of China shows it's serious about reforming the country's sketchy banking system.
Despite a major expansion in colleges in the country, wealthier Chinese still turn to foreign schools to educate their children.
Barred from openly discussing the infamous 1989 crackdown, netizens have devised clever ways to memorialize the event.
Government fear of public activism goes beyond just politics.
For officials who authorize projects that hurt the environment, the consequences could be severe.
In an effort to curb pollution, Beijing has floated a proposal to curb the outdoor grilling, a staple of the city's culinary scene.
Why tension has recently, and unexpectedly, grown between the world's two largest countries.
Despite horrendous loss of human life and property damage, China is in better position to absorb disasters than it once was.