The mainland's Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a new target in its campaign against pernicious Western cultural influences: April Fool's Day.
The email seemed unremarkable: a routine request by Mattel Inc.'s chief executive for a new vendor payment to China.
The detained relatives of an outspoken Chinese dissident living abroad committed arson, according to police, after being held in what is widely seen as a crackdown following the publication of a letter condemning mainland leader Xi Jinping.
Mainland China leader Xi Jinping signed a landmark strategic partnership with his Czech counterpart in Prague on Tuesday amid a fresh wave of protests in the Czech capital against Beijing's policies on Tibet.
Draft Chinese Internet rules could further restrict access to websites not registered in the closely regulated country, experts said Tuesday, although the measures' potential impact remained unclear.
A Chinese dissident writer said Monday that police in his hometown are holding three of his siblings in retaliation for an article he wrote condemning the detention of a fellow writer linked to the investigation of an anonymous letter online calling for the mainland Chinese leader's resignation.
Mainland China leader Xi Jinping has arrived in the Czech Republic for a visit designed to boost economic and political ties.
A Chinese writer linked to the investigation of an online petition calling for mainland China leader Xi Jinping's resignation has been released, his lawyer confirmed on Saturday.
President Ma Ying-jeou has said in a recent media interview that both he and mainland leader Xi Jinping are well aware that the conditions for the unification of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are lacking at present.
Authorities in southwestern China had apparently thought their Cultural Revolution-style public sentencing of eight workers who took to the streets demanding back wages would stand as a warning to others at a time of a slowing economy and rising worker unrest.