Leaders in Beijing will need to determine how to continue China's streak of economic growth while caring for a growing, nonworking part of the population.
To her family in southern China, Feng Daoyou remains a mystery. They remember her as generous and headstrong but they knew little of her life in the U.S. She was among eight people killed on March 16.
The tanker, reportedly carrying a cargo of bitumen, used in road and roof construction, was at anchor, according to the ship's Singapore-based operator.
The government has declared victory over poverty. NPR talks to the people who've been moved from poor rural villages to brand-new apartment buildings to see how they're now faring.
In an NPR interview, H.R. McMaster says the United States and its allies need to compete more effectively with China. He also urges a multinational approach for dealing with Beijing militarily.
Bilateral ties are at a low and while Washington and Beijing agreed on climate cooperation, details are unclear. Competition with China is key to the Biden administration's response to climate change.
The world's two biggest carbon polluters agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with "seriousness and urgency" days before President Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders on the issue.
President Biden meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday, his first in-person summit since taking office. Talks are expected to focus on shared concerns about China.
The top U.S. intelligence officials detailed concerns to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, with many questions raised about cyberthreats and espionage targeting U.S. technology.
The arrest of food delivery worker Chen Guojiang dealt a blow to nascent efforts to promote couriers' rights as they've gained broader public attention during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 10 marks the 50th anniversary of when U.S. table tennis players first visited China in a diplomatic breakthrough. But today, the political winds have shifted — in both countries.
"Hyping the threat that China poses to Taiwan does Beijing's work for it," write Richard Bush and Ryan Hass of Brookings and Bonnie Glaser of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Some scientists worry the possibility the coronavirus escaped from research facilities hasn't gotten enough scrutiny. Others say it appears far more likely to have emerged naturally.
The convictions come amid a crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong and just days after Chinese officials approved a major overhaul of the territory's electoral system that tightens Beijing's control.
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress unanimously approved a law that will cut the number of district representatives for Hong Kong residents.