This week saw a rare public outburst against censorship in China. It's been resolved for the moment but as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports, the censorship and subsequent protests say a lot about changing expectations in China.
Meet the new leaders of China's Communist Party. At the top is the incoming president, Xi Jinping. He's 59, the son of a well-known reformer but most of the other leaders introduced at Thursday's news conference are older and conservative.
The Chinese people don't know much about where their big leadership transition is supposed to happen -- but they know it's soon. Slowly, more people are calling on the government to be more transparent in its process.
China is going through an unsually messy transition of power, punctuated by a murder trial, a disgraced politician, and a disappearing leader-in-waiting. People in China have a different perspective. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story.
China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping held his first talks with a foreign official since vanishing from the public eye nearly two weeks ago. He met with US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.
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.
Hong Kong's leader pledged to listen to public opinion on Monday and referred to deep-seated problems in society after a landslide election victory by opponents of Chinese rule amid months of sometimes violent pro-democracy unrest.
A Chinese doctor reprimanded for warning against a "SARS-like" coronavirus before it was officially recognized died of the illness on Friday, triggering online expressions of anger at the government and fueling suspicions of censorship.
People across China trickled back to work on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday as the government eased restrictions imposed to counter the coronavirus outbreak, which on Sunday recorded 97 more fatalities — the largest number in a single day since the outbreak was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.
Hundreds of people began disembarking a cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after being held on board for more than two weeks under quarantine, as criticism mounted of Japan's handling of the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside China.
Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus infections on Monday, triggering concern from the World Health Organization, but China relaxed some curbs on movement, including in Beijing, as the rate of new infections there eased.
Italy earmarked $28.3 billion to soften the economic impact of the world's second-biggest coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday as the Bank of England slashed interest rates just hours before announcing a budget designed to stave off recession.