Chen Guangcheng continues to recover form injuries sustained while fleeing extralegal house arrest at a Beijing hospital. One day soon, he's expected to get the necessary paperwork to being studying law at New York University. But until then, he waits.
Orley Ashenfelter is a professor at Princeton University and the author of the Big Mac Index, a measurement of a nation's wealth based on the average wages of a McDonald's employee over the cost of a Big Mac. For example, McDonald's employees in poorer countries would not be able to afford the food they serve.
Chen Guangcheng, who perhaps will be coming to the United States to study law, has a story that seems like it's come straight out of a Hollywood movie studio. Experts say that's probably intentional -- with Chinese activists becoming more sophisticated about how they can appeal to an American audience.
Chen Guangcheng may be coming to the United States after all. The State Department announced Friday morning that a U.S. university had offered him a fellowship and Chinese officials said he could apply for study abroad, like thousands of Chinese do every year. It's the latest development in a tumultuous diplomatic negotiation between the two countries.
Chen Guangcheng seems like he wants to leave China now, but it's unclear if he'll be able to. Chen's change-of-heart comes after Chinese officials seem to be backing away from an agreement reached by foreign ministry officials and representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
Negotiations brought a satisfactory conclusion to human rights activist Chen Guangcheng's stay at the U.S. Embassy in China. Chen campaigned on behalf of women forcibly sterilized in China.
Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng escaped house arrest and is believed to be in United States hands in Beijing. Representatives from the U.S. have reportedly been meeting with Chinese officials to discuss the situation. Some believe the incident may lead to a diplomatic crisis.
The Chinese auto market was the biggest market in the world last year. More cars were sold there than any year in the United States -- and that number is rocketing upward. With Auto China, also known as the Beijing International Auto Show, underway right now, that global position is on display.
China's computer hackers have become renown for their persistence and their ability to seemingly strike anywhere. They're also respected for their skills, believed to be among the best in the world.
India fired off a nuclear-capable missile with a range of 3,100 miles on Wednesday. The missile, which has the potential to reach China's key cities, has elevated fears of an Asian arms race. India now joins a small group of countries with these kinds of weapons.