China's government has ruled out any move to legalize same-sex marriage, and many Chinese gays and lesbians remain in the closet, yet there are multiple signs of greater awareness and acceptance of LGBT people in the world's most populous nation.
The former head of China's statistics bureau was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of taking massive bribes over more than two decades -- one of a spate of newly-resolved public corruption cases involving almost US$100 million in money and illicit gifts.
Most smokers in China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects, Chinese health officials and outside researchers said Wednesday.
China has postponed enforcement of part of a cybersecurity law that companies warn violates Beijing's free-trade pledges but says most of it will take effect Thursday as planned.
China's ex-statistics chief was jailed for life on Wednesday for accepting 153 million yuan (US$22.4 million) worth of bribes, becoming the latest senior official to be convicted in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign.
China will implement a controversial cybersecurity law Thursday despite concerns from foreign firms worried about its impact on their ability to do business in the world's second largest economy.
A Chinese table tennis great was suspended as the national women's team coach on Tuesday in the wake of a lawsuit over his alleged casino debts.
A lost version of the"Analects of Confucius" (論語) has been unearthed from the tomb of a Han Dynasty emperor, experts have said.
China pleaded again for dialogue on Monday to ease regional tensions after North Korea launched its latest missile test in defiance of U.N. sanctions.
Police in China and Vietnam will strengthen exchanges of intelligence and evidence, and conduct joint investigations and exercises in a bid to smash large cross-border human trafficking rings, according to a top government official.