Sanitary pads and makeup: A Chinese astronaut’s six-month stay aboard the country’s space station has revealed conflicted cultural values toward gender.
The virus has infected more than 29,855,400 people and has been detected in nearly every country.
After the president’s remarks at a CNN event, the White House quickly declared that the American policy of “strategic ambiguity” over the island’s defense had not changed.
Doomsayers have been wrong before, but this time may be different.
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center said American companies needed to better secure critical technologies as Beijing seeks to dominate the so-called bioeconomy.
Confession: We didn’t even have a logistics beat before the pandemic. Now we do. Here’s what we’ve learned about the global supply chain disruption.
The troubled real estate giant faced the threat of default if it didn’t meet its obligations to foreign bondholders by Saturday.
Li Yundi, a famous performer, was accused of soliciting a woman, state news outlets said. Officials often use such accusations against their enemies.
In China, some academic programs accept only men or cap the number of female applicants, who often must test higher than their male counterparts.
The Boston center called China’s leader, Xi Jinping, a “brutal dictator” on social media, igniting an online backlash in the country. The N.B.A.’s online partner stopped streaming the team’s games.
If everything is a priority, then nothing is.
Getting the economy back on track for the long haul requires making aggressive reforms now.
Does Xi understand the cost of the distrust he’s fostering at home and abroad?
Experts report that similar technologies were developed by Russia and the United States starting more than a half century ago.
Officials want to avert public panic about the property developer’s financial woes. But they also want to send a message to spendthrift corporations.
The move will give the Wall Street giant complete ownership over its Chinese investment banking operations.
Growth of 4.9 percent shows the country’s huge industrial sector has run into trouble. But exports and services are looking strong.
Incursions into Taiwan’s air zone, a space launch and what looked like a prisoner swap raise a question that is about more than just semantics. It could signal a dangerous new mind-set.
America's main rival inspires fear in Hollywood -- and confusion in Americans.
“Scripted homicide” clubs have opened around the country as young people look for ways to escape and connect. Naturally, the government has questions.
The joys of eating fried chicken are universal, writes Yotam Ottolenghi, and his spin on lemon chicken is sure to satisfy.
Los países se reúnen en un esfuerzo por detener un colapso de la biodiversidad que, según los científicos, podría convertir al cambio climático en una crisis existencial.
The case riveted the public’s attention in China and spotlighted the patchy enforcement of the country’s law against domestic violence.
The Microsoft-owned service had censored posts in China, in compliance with the country’s laws, to operate there.
Wang Qiong’s debut feature traces the tragic effects of China’s one-child policy on her family.
Countries are gathering in an effort to stop a biodiversity collapse that scientists say could equal climate change as an existential crisis.
The group includes scientists from 26 countries, a reflection of the W.H.O.’s effort to amass widespread international support for the work.
China announced on Wednesday a national rush to mine and burn more coal, as the country’s electricity shortage threatens to damage its image as a reliable manufacturing base.
A university spokesman said the move out of Beijing had long been planned. The program’s director cited a perceived lack of friendliness from the host institution.
“This new group can do all the fancy footwork it wants, but China’s not going to cooperate,” one expert said.
The casualties come amid violent inundations in the country that have left a total of at least 29 people dead and displaced more than 120,000 across northern areas.
Historically, these spaces were akin to populist pubs. Modern-day iterations allow for an individual retreat — among strangers — in a city lacking privacy.
China Evergrande Group’s financial troubles, and the government policies that helped push it to the brink of collapse, have threatened an important economic driver: home sales.
In a world that wants you to pay for everything, public seating is becoming a luxury.
Viral evolution is a long game. Here’s where scientists think we could be headed.
An independent inquiry commissioned by the World Bank had concluded that she played a central role in manipulating data to placate China.
Chinese teams once embraced ambition and overspending in a bold attempt to reshape their sport. Now they don’t even play games.
Maneuvering over the debt; Indigenous Peoples' Day; China's economy; border crisis; a course in the Beatles; a quieter SoHo; advice, wanted or not.
The Chinese territory is experiencing its biggest population drop in decades as residents flee political repression and a new “patriotic” curriculum.
Singapore’s pandemic caution.
For years, thousands of children in China have been taken and hidden. The practice rose along with the nation’s divorce rate. A new law aims to curb the practice.
The self-ruled island has moved to the heart of deepening discord and rivalry between the two superpowers, with the potential to ignite military conflagration and reshape the regional order.
The bill leaves it up to the heads of the C.I.A. and State Department to make their own determinations as to who is covered and how much compensation they receive.
Some authoritarian countries have created their own anti-Nobel awards.
The police arrested Luo Changping on Thursday, two days after he questioned China’s role in the Korean War, the subject of China’s box office hit “The Battle at Lake Changjin.”
The $530 million fine is Beijing’s second major penalty this year against an internet company accused of monopolistic practices.
Some 60 celebrated landscapes are part of a rehang at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Don’t pass them by: They are demanding to the eye and mind alike.
Keeping global temperatures from dangerous levels means China must pivot away from coal immediately. Its soaring energy demand and rolling blackouts mean it probably won’t.
The agency will create two new mission centers, one focused on China, the other focused on emerging technology, climate change and global health.
The agreement is a recognition of the dangers of going a year into a presidential term without a formal meeting between the leaders of the world’s two largest economies.
Beijing is opening its financial system to foreign banks — and they have maintained their traditional openness to the Communist Party’s rule.
Counterintelligence officials said in a top secret cable to all stations and bases around the world that too many of the people it recruits from other countries to spy for the U.S. are being lost.
The company, which specializes in luxury properties, missed a final payment on a dollar-denominated bond, prompting investors to sell shares and bonds of other Chinese real estate companies.
A government-sponsored movie recounting a brutal battle in the Korean War has touched a popular nerve in China at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.
Executives sit in jail, tech companies are being reined in and the biggest developer is teetering. It’s the beginning of a new era for China’s economy.
The Biden administration said it would not immediately remove the Trump administration’s tariffs and would require that Beijing uphold its trade commitments.
The property giant, which cited a pending “major transaction,” owes billions. Investors worry that a collapse could hit broader markets.
For two straight days, Beijing sent a record number of planes near the island, Taiwan said, a display of strength that underscored Chinese demands for unification.
Rising demand for the fuel is sending electricity bills soaring and forcing factories to shut down.
Lithuania has enraged China by advising officials to scrap Chinese phones that it says contain censorship software, while cozying up to Taiwan and quitting a Chinese-led regional forum.
As experts hail the AUKUS agreement, the Biden administration should ensure it does not reflect a self-defeating concept of great power competition.
Several countries are now on track to surpass the United States in fully vaccinating their populations, lifting hopes of a more permanent return to normality.
Athletes and visitors will face severe restrictions on their movement, Beijing 2022 organizers said, and a level of control never before seen at the Games.
Critics of the Justice Department deal to free the Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou say it could blunt tools like sanctions and prosecutions.
Evergrande, China's largest developer for two decades, amassed $300 billion in debt. A messy collapse could hit property prices and household wealth.
The Asian film capital has cracked down on documentaries and independent productions that it fears could glamorize the pro-democracy movement.
The property giant’s success mirrored the country’s transformation from an agrarian economy to one that embraced capitalism. Its struggles offer a glimpse of a new financial future.
Their release coincided with an agreement on Friday that cleared the way for a senior executive of Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications giant, to return to China.
High demand and soaring energy prices have forced some factories to shut down, adding further problems for already snarled global supply chains.
The digital media company Ozy was close to securing a $40 investment from Goldman Sachs before things got weird.
The short mention in a sweeping health plan lacked specifics, but it set off concerns in a country with a history of intrusive reproductive policies.
The country is wrestling with the political and economic consequences of its sharp turn in policy and tone — including an erosion of tolerance.
One concern is that political leaders will mismanage things in the world’s largest and second-largest economies.
Abu Bakker Qassim, a Uyghur from China, was dumped in Albania after the U.S. concluded he was not a terrorist, as Chinese authorities had maintained. The only country that wants him is China.
He brought a historian’s expertise to many decades of writing about China for The Observer of London, The New York Review of Books and other outlets.
Control of the banking system gives Beijing the tools to stop a broader collapse, officials believe, while censorship and police powers can stifle protests.
China has a complex relationship with video games. New government rules for minors have made it even more so.
The deluge in the city of Zhengzhou revealed how China’s years of go-go construction had left its cities vulnerable to climate change.
The speed at which Beijing returned two Canadians held seemingly tit-for-tat in exchange may signal comfort with the tactic.
An illustrated guide to the different sections of China’s new space station.
Three spacecraft reached Mars in February, starting a busy year of new exploration. Here's what they're showing us from the red planet.
Thousands of videos posted look like unfiltered glimpses of life for Uyghurs, but taken together, the videos begin to reveal clues of a broader influence campaign orchestrated by the Chinese government.
Apple has long centered its sales pitch on protecting its users’ data. But I had a hunch that it couldn’t be that simple in China, where the company is deeply entrenched.
They called her the Orphan Girl. She yearned to escape poverty and misfortune. It all ended in sorrow.
President Biden’s new pledge to cut emissions at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 is one of the more aggressive near-term targets among advanced economies.
She twice escaped war in China, and eventually landed in an America that was hungry for a new kind of Asian cuisine.
Mr. Jin is accused of engaging in a conspiracy to censor Zoom users in the United States.
Climate change is propelling enormous human migrations, transforming global agriculture and remaking the world order — and no country stands to gain more than Russia.
Thousands of religious sites in Xinjiang have been destroyed, a new analysis suggests, part of China’s drive to erode the region’s heritage.
William Stevenson was one of the first foreign correspondents to visit the People’s Republic of China. Decades later, despite its transformation, I recognize the same country.
These charts show the pandemic’s trajectory in each nation. New cases appear to be leveling off in some places, but they may still be far from a slowdown.
Some metros in the U.S. could have worse outbreaks than those in Italy’s Lombardy region or in Wuhan, China.
These charts show the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic in each country. New cases have dwindled in China and South Korea, but the virus continues to spread rapidly in most of the world.
A satellite that detects pollution from human activity shows how the coronavirus is shutting down whole countries.
At last week’s DealBook conference in New York, policy experts discussed the relationship between China and the United States. The diplomacy has become more aggressive — a change some experts applaud and others fear.
The retail bonanza shows that the world still wants to come to the country, at least when giant buckets of money are involved.
A Rothschild estate in Shandong Province has released its first vintage. It was 10 years in the making.
President Xi of China wants to censor the Western world, too.
Ms. Yao was a celebrated singer in Shanghai and Hong Kong starting in the 1930s. One of her songs appeared on the soundtrack of the film “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Justin Sun denied reports that he had postponed a charity lunch with the investing guru after attracting regulatory scrutiny. In China, where executives sometimes vanish, such reports are not unusual.
China and Russia unite under a common foe.
The company said the suspensions were an accident. But the move showed starkly the global political ramifications of Silicon Valley slip-ups.
We talked about weather cycles, commodity prices, tariffs and Trump. Then we drove off to the next field.
With no end in sight to the tariff duel with China, American companies are shifting supply chains and making other moves for the long haul.
The president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center says the United States has made some progress but needs to do more.
New figures suggest the Chinese slowdown is bottoming out. Credit goes to a wave of lending, but economists warn that debt-fueled growth can’t continue.
A reporter traveled to Xinjiang territory, where thousands of ethnic Uighurs have been detained in camps. The authorities followed his every move.
Copenhagen Zoo’s new enclosure in the shape of the yin and yang symbol is expected to attract thousands of visitors. But critics say it signals an overly cozy relationship with China.
Conflicting national laws on harmful content could have unintended consequences for the global internet.
The government said work on the East Coast Rail Link would resume after its price tag, originally projected at up to $20 billion, was cut nearly in half.
A largely empty urban district struggling with billions of dollars in debt demonstrates the breakdown of the Chinese economic growth model.
At least 690 people were executed last year, Amnesty International said. China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Iraq were the world’s death penalty leaders.
China, whose initial enthusiasm about cryptocurrencies has waned, may order its local governments not to support the industry.
Beijing drives its trade strategies forward.
Renamed estates stir consternation among tradition-bound French. Rabbits are hunted in the Bordeaux, they note, and there are no “Tibetan Antelopes.”
Investigating the story of Sheng Xue gave reporter Catherine Porter a glimpse into the complex ways Chinese dissidents can be silenced — even abroad.
The Treasury secretary has agreed to recuse himself from matters that could benefit his wife’s film business.
Russian officials brought in two famous ocean experts, Jean-Michel Cousteau and Charles Vinick, to help determine how to release the young mammals.
Shiny new app, same old propaganda.
Rules meant to allow the authorities to send a murder suspect to Taiwan have stirred fears that residents would be left without protection from mainland China’s legal system.
The attack occurred early on Wednesday in Hunan Province. The authorities said a suspect, a 31-year-old man, had been taken into custody.
Far from being isolated in Europe, the Italians say they are leading the expansion of new relations with China, and fully expect others to follow.
Washington wants to thwart the Chinese tech giant’s dominance in telecom networks around the world. For now, though, sales at Huawei are booming.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is forcing a Chinese company to sell its stake in Grindr, a gay dating app, over national security concerns.
Despite American objections, Italy is set to become the first Group of 7 nation to participate in Beijing’s vast One Belt, One Road infrastructure project.
As China faces a demographic crisis, delegates to its National People’s Congress have pressed for changes in the country’s family planning laws.
The German carmaker, responsible for 1 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, also said it would be carbon neutral by 2050.
Robert Lighthizer, the United States trade representative, must defend a trade pact that is shaping up to be less ambitious than he might once have hoped.