Police in China frequently beat, torture and arbitrarily detain suspected sex workers, often with little evidence that they engaged in prostitution, Human Rights Watch says.
Buildings disappeared into Beijing’s murky skyline on Sunday as the air quality in China’s notoriously polluted capital went off the index.
China’s one-child policy produces children who are less competitive, more pessimistic and more risk-averse than those born before the policy started, new research suggests.
Television audiences across China watch an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to rule themselves.
Three teenage monks and a Tibetan woman set themselves on fire in the largest number of confirmed self-immolations protesting Chinese rule in a single day.
China’s ruling Communist elite endorse the expulsion of former high-flying politician Bo Xilai and approves final preparations for the party’s upcoming congress.
People in China are increasingly worried about corruption, inequality and food safety, but 50 percent now say they like American ideas about democracy.
Cases of people being forcibly evicted from their homes has become the greatest source of public discontent in China, Amnesty International reports.
One of the hottest items in bookstores across China is a map for a place that is closed to visitors, home only to animals such as goats and crabs, and the reason China’s relations with Japan are at their lowest point in years.
Chinese try to hurt Japan economically for leverage in a bitter dispute over contested islands, turning to angry protests and boycotts of Japanese businesses.