Police removed barricades in Hong Kong on Tuesday, taking down a section of one of the protest movement's camps after two months of sit-ins. But it was a small step by the city's government, and the Occupy Central movement isn't likely to end any time soon.
There were no smiles or warmth and no lingering chit-chat, but the leaders of China and Japan actually shook hands in front of the cameras. And even that small step is a good sign for a troubled relationship.
The protests in Hong Kong are about democratic reform. But they’re also putting a spotlight on the issue of press freedom in the Chinese territory, where the news media’s reputation for being fiercely independent is now in question.
Some of the leaders of the Hong Kong protests are kids too young to vote. But they also include some veteran political personalities from the Chinese territory, including a 58-year-old left-wing legislator named Leung Kwok-hung, who calls Beijing's moves in Hong Kong "shameless."
Reporter Mary Kay Magistad spent 20 years reporting on China, and says Hong Kong's ingrained culture of law and rights is too powerful for Beijing's normal methods of control to work. And that's in large part because Beijing has ignored the city's real opinions.
Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution seems to only get bigger as the days go by. At the center of the protests, demonstrators say they're not planning on leaving any time soon, even as their demands to Beijing remain unclear.
There might have been a lot of coverage of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, but the story barely made a blip in mainland China. Chinese government officials have tightly controlled reporting from Hong Kong, and even blocked Instagram for the first time.
Early skyscrapers were a uniquely American creation. More specifically, they were a Chicago innovation. But China has now taken the lead when it comes to building the world's newest and tallest skyscrapers. Now, for its newest skyscrapers, China's turning to Chicago for some help.
The last emperors of China, the Qing Dynasty, were Manchus. Their language is close to dying out in modern China, so now there's a last-ditch effort to save it, and the link it provides to China's history and traditional medicine.
American reporter Jocelyn Ford only set out to snag some contact in inaccessible Tibet. Instead, when she sat down to talk to a Tibetan woman named Zanta, she ended up as part of her own story, experiencing Zanta's struggles and the deeply-ingrained sexism of Tibetan society.
Seems everyone in the world is making fun of the most powerful nation on Earth these days for not being able to keep its own government running. But Chinese netizens think the US is inspiring, because the people actually hold some power.
People across the globe are watching to see if there's ultimately a resolution to this US government shutdown. And what they're saying — and hearing — isn't great. Many folks around the globe say the shutdown looks crazy. It looks silly. It looks like lawmakers are arguing about something that doesn't entirely matter.
China has a population imbalance, with some 20 million more men under 30 than women. And yet, there are a number of women who are choosing not to get married. China says they're the country's most desirable women, so the country is pushing hard to convince them to hurry up and wed.
Beijing, with 21 million people, has some of the worst air pollution and traffic congestion in the world. Residents agree that something must be done, but don't ask them to get rid of their beloved cars.
If Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol empire and fearsome military leader, were alive today, what kind of tunes would he be listening to? A couple of Beijing-based Mongolian musicians say it would be their band playing Mongolian folk metal.
Protests in nine Chinese cities have called for a boycott of the French supermaket chain, Carrefour in response to a false rumor going around the internet that Carrefour was supporting Tibetan independence
Afghan athlete Rohullah Nikpai took home the bronze medal in Tae Kwon Do at last month's Beijing Olympics. It's Afghanistan's first ever Olympic medal. Now he's a national hero. Correspondent Derek Stoffel has his story.
We continue our series ï¿½Created in China' with a look at the roots of innovation, at how Chinese children are or are not encouraged to be creative, and how that's evolving. Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing.
China is still livid over the awarding of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to jailed dissident, Liu Xiaobo. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the big picture from The World's Beijing correspondent, Mary Kay Magistad.
China may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about places that American organic farmers could learn from. American advocates of a safe and sustainable food chain learned a few things on their recent trip to organic farms near Beijing.