Despite the demographic challenges presented by the three-decade old policy, local governments depend on child birth penalties to balance budgets and boost the income of politicians.
Blamed for violent crackdowns of unlicensed street vendors and other petty infractions, the country's loathed "chengguan" are experimenting with reforms.
Local governments are jeopardizing the country's reputation for fiscal restraint.
Why are provincial and national economic data so different?
Weibo users have their doubts.
How a seemingly-obscure clerical matter could sink the country's real estate market.
For centuries, celebrants have set off fire crackers, supposedly to ward away bad luck. Now, with China's current air pollution woes, some want them banned.
... Not anytime soon, anyway.
In Guangdong province, ad hoc punitive investigations will soon give way to institutions built to deter graft in the first place.
The People's Republic might be on the cusp of major bureaucratic changes that would leave a lasting policy impact.
... and Chinese web users are unhappy about it
Who do the Chinese think is about to disrupt its leadership transition?
A reporter's high-profile resignation has provoked pessimism about the future of China's news media.