Police officers outside the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, in Beijing. The bank eased up on a cash squeeze Friday, a day after interest and interbank lending rates soared.

China’s New President Sets Up a Potential Showdown, With Himself

  • Mon, 06/24/2013 - 21:39

The turbulence that struck China’s banks this week is the latest episode in a political drama likely to play out in coming months: President Xi versus President Xi.

Activist Says Human Rights Will Grow in China

  • Mon, 06/24/2013 - 21:38

The Chinese activist who fled to America after taking refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing last year said Monday that China's relentless efforts to crush opposition forces or suppress human rights will backfire.

Supporters of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, with his photograph at a demonstration outside the American Consulate in Hong Kong this month.

China Said to Have Made Call to Let Leaker Depart

  • Mon, 06/24/2013 - 21:36

The Chinese government made the final decision to allow Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, to leave Hong Kong on Sunday according to people familiar with the situation.

Amnesty International launches Chinese-language website

  • Wed, 06/19/2013 - 23:13

International human rights advocacy group Amnesty International has launched a Chinese-language website as part of its efforts to reach out to a Chinese-speaking audience, even though the site remains inaccessible to most on the mainland.

June 12, 2013 Washington, D.C. United States

Dr. Yang Jianli is Awarded the 2013 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

  • Thu, 06/13/2013 - 18:23

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation held annual wreath laying ceremony at the Victims of Communism Memorial, located on Capitol hill at Massachusetts Ave., New Jersey Ave., and G St. 

President Obama walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands on Saturday in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP)

With dreams and irony, Chinese react to Xi's U.S. summit

  • Mon, 06/10/2013 - 00:00

A day after Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama wrapped up their summit at the Sunnylands retreat in California, China's state-run media offered sunny coverage of the meeting.

Major Coalition of NGOs Calls on Obama to Press for Release of 16 Chinese Prisoners of Conscience in Summit with Chinese Leader Xi Jinping

  • Thu, 06/06/2013 - 20:47

A widely diverse group of 30 NGOs today jointly called on President Obama to raise by name the cases of 16 Chinese prisoners of conscience and to press for their release when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday.

Obama to confront Chinese president over spate of cyber-attacks on US

  • Wed, 05/29/2013 - 21:36

US president to meet with Xi Jinping over latest allegation that Chinese hackers gained access to US weapons systems

Chinese premier praises relationship with Pakistan in glowing terms at start of 2-day visit

  • Wed, 05/22/2013 - 00:00

China’s premier signed economic agreements and praised Pakistan in glowing terms as he began a two-day visit Wednesday, underscoring the importance of the longstanding alliance to the two Asian powers.

Gold Mine Discovered in Northwest China

  • Wed, 05/22/2013 - 00:00

Geologists have discovered a large gold mine in the western part of the region of Xinjiang, a vast area that Chinese leaders are exploiting for its natural resources, according to a report by Xinhua, the state news agency.