China Quarterly | Editor says Cambridge University Press to restore articles

Cambridge University Press (CUP) agreed yesterday to restore more than 300 politically sensitive articles that had been removed from the publisher’s website in China at the behest

Courts | Activist admits to using Twitter to incite subversion

A prominent Chinese human rights campaigner pleaded guilty to inciting subversion of state power yesterday, saying he had used social media to inspire distrust in the Chinese government, in

Beijing scores points off McCain collision

China, Washington’s main rival for influence in the Asia-Pacific, has seized on the collision of a U.S. destroyer to accuse the Navy of endangering maritime navigation

Joint ventures | Ford, Chinese partner look at possible electric car venture

Ford Motor Co. and a Chinese automaker said yesterday they are looking into setting up a joint venture to develop and manufacture electric cars in China.

China to again have one of the world’s fastest bullet trains

After cutting back the speed of the Beijing to Shanghai bullet train following a deadly crash, China is set to again make it one of the world’s

Ministry of Commerce expresses ‘strong dissatisfaction’ with US trade probe

China expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with the U.S. decision to probe its intellectual-property practices and pledged to respond if needed. The U.S. is irresponsible because it’s conducting

China accuses luxury e-retailer of smuggling

The founder of a Chinese luxury online retailer has been extradited from Indonesia to face charges his company smuggled goods into China by having travelers pretend they

China Quarterly | Scholars refuse to bow down to Beijing censorship pressure

Scholars are petitioning Cambridge University Press to restore more than 300 politically sensitive articles removed from its website in China after a request from authorities,

US health chief lauds China for help with opioid control

China has been an “incredible partner” in cracking down on synthetic opioids seen as fueling fast-rising overdose deaths in the United States, U.S. Health and Human Services

Hong Kong | Massive protests against the jailing of Occupy activists

Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Hong Kong yesterday in protest at the jailing of three pro-democracy activists last week. Joshua

Liu Xiaobo | Widow of Nobel laureate in rare video amid fears for her safety

A video has surfaced online showing the wife of Liu Xiaobo for the first time since the funeral of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who died in Chinese custody

Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean imports

Furious Chinese businesspeople said that Beijing’s decision to enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korean seafood imports would hobble the economy of an entire northeastern city, sparking a

Hong Kong | Court overturns earlier ruling, sends activists to prison

A court yesterday overturned sentences that the prosecution said were too light and sent young Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders of huge pro-democracy protests

Xi looks to party congress to cement authority

In a ritual of summer, China’s leaders have been holding an unofficial retreat at a beach resort ahead of a key fall Communist Party congress at which

Man gets life in prison for Chinese student’s beating death

A 21-year-old man was sentenced this week to life in prison without parole for beating to death a University of Southern California graduate student from China who was

Taiwan | Mishap triggers blackout as power policies draw scrutiny

A blackout caused by a blunder at Taiwan’s biggest gas-fired plant is the latest challenge to an electricity grid recently pushed to its limit and to President

Missing mogul returns with USD1 billion for brain research

A dozen years ago, the largest internet company in China wasn’t Alibaba or Tencent, but game developer Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. Its founder was a young man named

China, India soldiers hurl stones at each other in Kashmir

Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another high in the Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said yesterday, potentially escalating tensions between two