China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.
A Chinese-owned freighter will be the first vessel to pass through Panama's newly expanded canal, to be inaugurated with great pomp in June after nine years of work, officials said Friday.
A Chinese man sentenced to death for the Valentine's Day murder of his girlfriend 18 years ago has been acquitted, a court said, the latest wrongful conviction overturned in the country.
Researchers raised the alarm Wednesday about an obesity explosion among children in rural China as a Western-style diet high in sugar and carbohydrates starts taking its toll.
A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions.
China's Communist-controlled legislature passed a law imposing new regulations on foreign non-government organizations on Thursday, authorities said.
Harry Wu, a former political prisoner who dedicated his later life to exposing abuses in China's brutal prison labor camp system, has died. He was 79.
China's national legislature is poised to vote this week on a draft law criticized by overseas governments for tightening controls over foreign non-governmental groups by bringing them under direct police supervision.
Chinese religious groups must obey the staunchly atheist ruling Communist Party, mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping has told a key meeting on religion according to state media, as Beijing tightens controls on civil society organizations and churches.
A mainland Chinese lawyer said police stopped five Western diplomats who were trying to visit her in Beijing on Saturday after she had been prevented from traveling to the United States to accept an award for her rights work.