CNN's Steven Jiang reports on speculation the death toll from the weekend flood in Beijing could be much higher.
More rain was forecast for flood-hit Beijing Wednesday, as residents continued clearing debris from the weekend deluge amid signs government censors were doing their own mop-up job on social media.
What has been described as the "heaviest rain in six decades" left at least 37 people dead and raised criticism about Beijing's infrastructure and the government's response to disasters.
Chinese emergency workers are lowered into rushing floodwaters to rescue a trapped man in Luzhou City, China.
Beijing and the Vatican are again shadow boxing over the ordination of a new Chinese bishop without the Pope's blessing.
Hong Kong protesters took to the streets Sunday as Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the former British colony to mark the 15th anniversary of its return to Beijing rule.
Some 6.8 million college students will graduate in China this summer, an exhilarating time for students and their families alike.
Gary Locke is the new U.S. ambassador to China, and he's finding one aspect of Beijing very challenging: air quality.
Google's executive chairman discusses the spread of misinformation online in modern warfare.
Google has started warning users when it thinks they may be targets of government-sponsored hackers, the Internet giant announced.
"Does this mean I must now carry my passport everyday?" my wife Ana wondered aloud with a mix of bemusement and exasperation.
The brother of Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng said he's worried about his incarcerated son and has met with attorneys in Beijing to get legal advice for him.
At just after midnight on Saturday, in a bar down an old lane in Beijing, the band suddenly stops playing. Grabbing the microphone, the manager tells everyone to remain in the venue; the police are outside threatening to escort to the nearest police station any foreigner not carrying valid documents. The atmosphere instantly sours.
Public toilets in China's capital are coming under new rules, including "no more than two flies allowed."
Washington and Beijing may be facing the most tense and delicate moment in their bilateral relationship since the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. The reported escape from house arrest of dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng and his apparent flight to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, while not yet officially confirmed, would greatly complicate the Obama administration's efforts to keep relations on an even keel in a year already fraught with bilateral irritants.
Beijing is a city where history and culture are almost tangible. They sprout, grow and bloom in unexpected places, around glittering new skyscrapers, in subway tunnels and in parks. And yet, despite their prevalence, history and culture in Beijing always seem to be teetering on the verge of extinction.
The United States and China have the most important bilateral relationship in the world. Whether they can develop a constructive, cooperative relationship or whether they become each others' greatest nightmare has enormous consequences for each country and for the capacity of the international system to manage regional and global issues.
China's major microblogging sites have suspended comments sections after being "punished for allowing rumors to spread" of a coup attempt in Beijing, state-run media reported Saturday.
Earlier this week, I got an email from a nephew who lives in Japan.
China plans to boost its official defence budget by 11.2 per cent this year as Beijing is balancing the modernisation of its armed forces against the need to keep military spending in line with economic development.
A Beijing court has prosecuted more than a dozen people for organizing the illegal sale of 51 human kidneys worth about 10 million yuan (US$1.6 million) in one of China's biggest organ trafficking cases.
As European leaders come to China, a German expat tells how he made his fortune there. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
Beijing appears determined to contain the volatile situation in an ethnically Tibetan region of southwestern China by sending in thousands of extra security forces.
Beijing ushered in the Year of the Dragon with a bold move.
As many as 200,000 people -- most of them mainland China-based Taiwanese - are expected to return to Taiwan this weekend for an election viewed as critical to the future of an economy that has boomed thanks to warmer ties with Beijing.
Jobs and money, national identity and political stability.
China has announced it will soon begin releasing information on Beijing's problematic air pollution in finer detail for the first time.
Thousands of passengers were stranded Tuesday morning after dozens of early morning flights were either canceled or delayed due to a thick, dark cloud of smog that rolled through the Chinese capital.
Chinese consumer inflation fell in November to 4.2 per cent from a year earlier, a steep decline from 5.5 per cent in October and well below the three year peak recorded in July.
Thick haze shrouding Beijing forced authorities to cancel flights and close expressways, state media reported Monday.
As I type this week's column, I look out of my office window and stare at a depressing sight. A heavy blanket of smog and dust hangs over the sky. Buildings nearby are barely visible. Air is barely breathable.
Weeks after muting his public criticisms, Ai Weiwei has broken his silence.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei pledged to continue fighting injustice in his first interview since his release from detention.
Chinese officials have asked for a safety check of all subway stations after one person was killed and 28 injured Tuesday in an escalator accident at a Beijing subway stop, state media said.
China blames Vietnam for escalating tensions a day after the Vietnamese Navy held a live-fire drill in disputed waters.
When the last emperor of China fled Beijing's Forbidden City in 1924, the doors closed on one of its greatest treasures: the Qianlong Garden.
A deadly fire ripped through a four-story building in a southern suburb of Beijing early Monday, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Starting next week, mum's the word on luxury in Beijing.
CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on China's response to Japan's nuclear crisis.
Chinese shoppers in Beijing and Shanghai cleared salt from supermarket shelves Thursday amid fears of a potential radiation crisis from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Days ahead of another anniversary of the bloody Tibetan uprising -- and six decades after Communists took over the region -- Chinese government officials stressed the need for "stability" in the disputed territory while promising "reform" and infrastructure upgrades.
A Beijing official blamed attempts to spark protests in China on people "harboring illusions," saying citizens will not take to the streets because they want stability.
CNN's Eunice Yoon describes journalists being beaten and detained, as Beijing clamps down on potential protests.
For the second weekend in a row, anonymous calls by organizers for a pro-democracy demonstration in Beijing were overshadowed by heavy security presence.
Celebrating the traditional Lantern Festival this week, many Beijing residents spent a lot of money dining out and setting off fireworks to mark the end of the Chinese Lunar New Year. "For the rich the money they spend is mere peanuts," says Mei Yana, a migrant from rural Henan province working as a restaurant waitress.
Multitudes of Chinese are traveling to their hometowns to celebrate the lunar new year. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
Less than a week after Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Washington, senior diplomats from China and the United States sat down in Beijing Friday to follow up on the visit and discuss other issues.
Chinese President Hu Jintao wrapped up his visit to the U.S. capital Thursday, telling an audience of American business leaders that Beijing is seeking closer ties and greater trust with the United States on a range of issues.
CNN's John Vause reports on the vehicles being launched at the Beijing Auto Show.
Rob Subbaraman of Nomura analyzes the markets' response to speculation on China's rate increase.
An American was hurt in an explosion near a downtown Beijing subway station Thursday, Chinese media reported, quoting police.
Two years after the Olympic games, Beijing continues to evolve at full tilt, with exciting new lounges, restaurants and hotels popping up across the sprawling metropolis.
If Beijing keeps adding so many cars so quickly, its wide highways will turn into a sprawling parking lot.
CNN's Nadia Bilchik reports on China's massive traffic jam, reportedly the longest in the world.
Skies over Beijing turn orange as the Chinese capital is hit with a sandstorm.
CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on how consumerism in China is finally beginning to parallel ballooning production.
Heavy snow blanketed Beijing on Sunday, shutting roads, disrupting public transit, and delaying or canceling at least 200 flights, state media reported.
CNN's John Vause reports on the great big bubble in China's economy.
Secret, illegal "black jails" exist in China, a state-run weekly has confirmed, despite official denials otherwise.
The number of birth defects in China are on the rise and the rate has nearly doubled in the past decade in Beijing and several provinces, a state-run newspaper reported Tuesday.
The arrest last month of four Shanghai-based Rio Tinto executives has raised fears of a crackdown by Beijing on foreign companies that would have been unthinkable a few years ago.
Four employees of mining giant Rio Tinto officially charged. CNN's John Vause explains.
After officials in Beijing last month arrested four Rio Tinto executives for allegedly stealing secrets from Chinese steel companies, China took a brutal public relations beating internationally.
CNN explores Beijing's underground music scene and the bands making the rest of the world sit up and listen.
Beijing's music scene is alive and kicking, where bands are experimenting with different sounds and influences.
When lunch break comes at the construction site between Shanghai and Suzhou in eastern China, Xi Tong-li and his fellow laborers bolt for some nearby trees and the merciful slivers of shade they provide. It's 95 degrees and humid -- a typically oppressive summer day in southeastern China -- but it's not just mad dogs and Englishmen who go out in the midday sun.
The political events in Beijing in the spring of 1989 culminated in the tragedy on Tiananmen Square on June 4th (the "1989 Beijing Event"). It was one of those historical events which, despite the lapse of time, refuse to free themselves of controversies. Two decades later, emotions still run high in many quarters of the world.
Zhang Xin is a billionaire property magnate, has been named one of the world's most powerful women and has played a large role in transforming Beijing's architectural landscape.
CNN's Anjali Rao catches up with the dynamic 43-year-old woman who's helping transform Beijing's skyline.
Welcome to a secret world. For nearly 500 years, the Forbidden City's fortified walls and 170-foot-wide moat protected the Chinese imperial family from fires, invaders, and nosy Europeans.
Three family members who set themselves on fire in Beijing last month were apparently protesting the demolition of their home and were demanding "too much" compensation, an official said.
Location: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
Three men set themselves on fire in a shopping area in downtown Beijing Wednesday, Chinese state-run media reported.
Fire engulfs a 40-story luxury hotel in Beijing. CNN's Emily Chang reports.
As the Olympics draw near, Beijing might face a perfect storm of bad public relations. CNN's John Vause reports.
As Bus No. 37 pulled up at the Wangfujing stop near his office, Chris Tsao watched the line of waiting passengers quickly dissipate into a familiar scene of mild chaos as they pressed their way onto the standing-room-only bus.
Enwei Lien's job title belies the unusual duties he has performed in the past few months.
Qin Xiaona used to visit the suburban Xiaotangshan Sanatorium in the summer to escape the scorching temperature in the city. Now she comes here to turn up the heat on a subject close to her heart.
A Chinese television station has apologized for Monday's massive fire at an unoccupied luxury hotel that killed a firefighter and wounded seven other people.
Thousands attend a job fair in Beijing, but employment prospects continue to be thin on the ground, as CNN's John Vause reports.
A massive fire engulfed a newly constructed, unoccupied luxury hotel in central Beijing on Monday night as crowds watched a nearby fireworks display marking the end of Lunar New Year celebrations.
iReporter Cameron Hammond shot this video of fire engulfing the newly constructed Mandarin Oriental hotel in Beijing.
China's new found wealth has seen an explosion in the number of new developments springing up in what is, arguably, the world's biggest building boom.
Post-Olympics Beijing is a vastly changed landscape from the one that existed in 2001 when the city won the bid.
With 50 million children studying a classical instrument, China is poised to become a world force in Western melodies
Consumers in Beijing's malls and shops are shunning the milk and poultry sections -- for good reasons.
Three more Chinese brands of eggs containing melamine were identified on Wednesday and leery consumers began avoiding the product
Beijing's market reforms continue as policymakers search for lessons from the U.S. meltdown
As world leaders work on solutions to the financial meltdown, the problem keeps getting worse
CNN's Hugh Riminton speaks with artistic director Ric Birch about the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics.
The Chinese women's gymnastics team did not use underage competitors during this year's Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, the International Gymnastics Federation said Wednesday.
Hong Kong's pro-democratic parties kept most of their seats and their veto power in the city's Sept. 7 elections. When will democracy follow?
Brits are known for theater, pageantry, music and humor. But if stodgy politicians have their way, none of that may come through in the 2012 Olympics
A Chinese human rights activist detained by police during the Olympic Games has returned to Beijing, a human rights group said Tuesday
Security agents detained an elderly bishop of an underground Catholic church in northern China hours before the closing of the Olympic Games, a U.S.-based group said Monday
Mike Meyer, a resident of Beijing's Dashilar neighborhood, talks about an alley that faces demolition.
As in Rome and Athens, ancient relics in Beijing stand in stark contrast to the highways, buildings and vehicles of the modern age. At Beijing's Jianguomen, the fortification-like Ancient Observatory -- dating from 1442 during the Ming Dynasty -- dodges the overpasses of the Second Ring Road while standing within steps of a subway station.