A woman from a big Chinese city visits her boyfriend’s rural hometown and is so appalled by the squalor she sees that she dumps him. The story was fake, but it swept through Chinese media because it highlighted a deep societal gap that the ruling Communist Party has vowed to close.
By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – State media say China’s national legislature has voted to abolish a much-criticized penal system that allowed police to lock up people for up to four years without due process.
By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing’s top official in Hong Kong has rejected letting the public nominate candidates to run for leader, in the strongest sign yet from China that it won’t allow the former British colony to freely choose its next leader. Zhang Xiaoming said in an open letter […]
BEIJING (AP) — China dropped the death penalty for more than a dozen nonviolent crimes Friday and banned capital punishment for offenders over the age of 75
There are two very popular Chinese sayings: “The great virtue of a woman is to have no talent” and “It is more beneficial to raise geese than daughters.” These expose the low regard of Chinese women in traditional Chinese society
China vowed Sunday to remain alert to any renewed signs of economic crisis and forcefully defended its currency, trade and more assertive foreign policies as helping global rebalancing, not undermining it …
1784: First representatives of the United States land in China
After anchoring in Guangzhou (Canton), the Empress of China became the first ever American vessel to sail from the United States to China.