After much speculation, it is now official: The Communist Party of China (CPC) will convene its 18th Party Congress in Beijing during the "latter half of this year," a party official announced this week without giving specific dates.
The return of Chinese property developers to the international bond markets in recent weeks highlights a surge in investor appetite for the sector even as the mainland housing market continues to deteriorate.
Chinese police have busted two child-trafficking rings after a six-month nationwide investigation, rescuing 178 children and arresting 608 suspects, the country's Ministry of Public Security announced this week.
The Chinese government has announced measures to slow down bullet trains nationwide and halt approval for new construction, a move that comes amid increasing public scrutiny on the country's railway safety following a crash last month that killed at least 40 people.
Acknowledging strong public anger and skepticism over the government's handling of a deadly bullet train collision last weekend, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Thursday promised a thorough investigation into the accident and its aftermath.
When the National People's Congress (NPC), China's legislature, closes its annual session in Beijing on Monday, Premier Wen Jiabao will have had the rare chance to speak with the press -- and for the public to size up their leader.
While China's premier called on leaders gathered at the United Nations to work with "a greater sense of urgency and responsibility" to support the world's developing countries, he also laid out plans for China to make major contributions to struggling nations.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, in New York Tuesday for the United Nations General Assembly, urged Japan to release a detained Chinese boat captain "immediately and unconditionally," China's state news agency Xinhua reported.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday that Northeast Asia -- which includes the Korean Peninsula -- must push for peace and avoid violent clashes in the aftermath of the sinking of a South Korean warship, state news reported.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has again indicated willingness to participate in bilateral talks with the United States and return to six-party talks over its nuclear program, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
The student protester who hurled a shoe at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao as he was giving a speech at Cambridge University could face up to 6 months in prison or a £5,000 fine, the UK's Crown Prosecution Service told CNN Tuesday.
Pro-Tibet activists jumped security barriers and scuffled with police outside the Chinese embassy in London Sunday as hundreds of demonstrators gathered to protest a visit by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.
The worldwide economic recession has exposed a "crisis of global governance" that can only be addressed by the radical reform of the United Nations, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday as the World Economic Forum got under way in Switzerland.
China's Premier Wen Jiabao Saturday gave U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon a dramatic look at damage caused by the massive quake that hit Sichuan province earlier this month as the death toll from the catastrophe jumped past 60,000.
One of the most destructive moments in Chinese history is bringing together -- at least temporarily -- this vast nation of more than a billion people, made up of disparate ethnic groups stretching across five time zones.
The sharp sound of firecrackers and the wails of grieving parents echoed Tuesday morning above Juyuan Middle School, where hundreds of students are still trapped 24 hours after a major earthquake in central China.
Monday brought welcome relief to millions of Chinese migrant workers desperate to see their families, as the nation's transportation system seemed to be getting back on its feet after being paralyzed by a historic winter storm.
In a rare move for a Chinese politician, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao apologized Tuesday to the hundreds of thousands of people stranded in train stations across his country due to bad weather and a power crisis.
Gross economic inequality is one of the biggest problems threatening China's stability, and an issue President Hu Jintao has taken up as a cornerstone of his administration. In major speeches and policy addresses he has called for the creation of a "harmonious society," signaling the central government's desire to reduce the gap between the wealthy Chinese elite and the working class, who have seen far fewer benefits from the country's torrid economic growth.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has toured the city of Harbin, where water service has been disrupted by an 80 kilometer-long (50 mile) toxic spill in the city's main water source, the Songhua River, and praised efforts to get the city back on track.