In Hong Kong, for the first time, more people identify themselves as Hong Kongers, rather than Chinese. It's a feeling that's at the center of growing discontent between Hong Kong residents and native Chinese.
Recent reporting by The New York Times has raised concern about the conditions faced by workers in Apple’s supply factories in China. Now Apple has hired an independent labor rights organization to inspect and publish a report on the labor environment in its suppliers’ factories. The first round of inspections began Monday.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping along with several Chinese leaders visiting Iowa on Feb. 15 agreed to purchase $4.31 billion worth of U.S. soybeans from Iowa farms. China is expected to sign more deals with a total record purchase of 12 million tons of soybeans this year.
As Europe's economy struggles through more bad news — debt downgrades, economic contraction and political unrest — at a meeting in China on Tuesday European leaders were told China would help them with their economic problems. But the promise was backed with few specifics.
As a low-level bureaucrat in 1985, Xi Jinping made a visit to Iowa on an agricultural mission. He's said to have fond memories of his trip. Now he's China's vice president and the most likely next leader for the country, he's heading back to Iowa on a more high-profile mission.
Though he's not the first Asian-American to make it big in the NBA, Jeremy Lin has certainly struck a chord with the Asian-American community. And he is the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to make a major impact on an NBA team.
In a trip that's as much about Xi Jinping reconnecting with a country he visited in the 1980s as it is about a foreign country assessing him, the Chinese vice president, and presumptive next-in-line to be the nation's top leader, is kicking off a U.S. trip that will take him from the halls of power of Washington, D.C., to a farm in Iowa.
Chinese fishers have so badly depleted the population of sea turtles, many of them endangered, off the nation's coasts that poachers are traveling far and wide to nab the sea reptiles. As China and the Philippines argue over stretches of the South China Sea, turtle poachers have already moved in.
As Canada looks to develop markets for its oil after the defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline in the United States, Primer Minister Stephen Harper says the country needs to develop tighter ties with China — one of the world's fastest growing economies.
Violence in Syria escalated over the weekend with reports of another dozen or more people killed as President Bashar Al-Assad seeks to clamp down on the democratic uprising underway in the country. On Monday, the United States announced it had closed its embassy and withdrawn all its personnel from the country.