Japan and the geopolitical balancing act.
Why rich countries stay different and middle-income countries surge.
The nation’s officials are trying to encourage spending, but the Chinese credit system may need a shake-up to make money flow more freely.
Slowdowns in investment and retail sales are cooling one of the world’s most important economic engines. As the trade war with the U.S. intensifies, the downturn could get worse.
Chinese authorities are combining Mao-era spying practices with new surveillance technology to ferret out outspoken professors and students who fail to follow Communist Party ideology.
Rushan Abbas, a Uighur American business consultant, hopes to get her sister and aunt freed from Chinese detention by swaying United States policy.
Saudi Arabia and China are among the countries that have turned to the United States and elsewhere.
Researchers say that emissions of formaldehyde from autos and chemical and oil refineries play a larger role in China’s smog than previously known.
The defense secretary moved to sand down sharp edges of the relationship after Vice President Mike Pence gave a pointed critique of Beijing.
The Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari says no industry is truly immune to the effects of A.I.
Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean for Americans.
The White House is looking to create deals with many of the nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the pact the president withdrew from.
The penalty, of $1.3 billion, comes at a time of increasing anxieties among the country’s middle class, already furious about a spate of drug and food safety scandals.
The world’s largest asset manager reported a 27 percent increase in its earnings last quarter. But that strong rise masked an increase in investor outflows.
Yang Kaili, a 20-year-old woman with tens of millions of followers, had sung a brief snippet of the anthem online, wearing an antler-shaped headband.
A senior official defended the vast detention network in the Xinjiang region, calling it a “vocational education and training program.”
Episodes involving discriminatory behavior by the region’s growing Chinese work force have unsettled many Kenyans, particularly at a time when their government seeks closer ties with China.
Lai Xiaomin, a former Communist Party secretary and ex-head of Huarong Asset Management, is the latest executive caught up in China’s vast anti-corruption drive.
The move is a significant reversal for the president. A new agency will provide $60 billion in financing aimed at blocking Beijing’s ambitions.
What semiautonomous really looks like.
When the president undermines the rule of law and the independence of institutions like the Fed, he threatens a pillar of American economic strength.
A trail of online evidence establishes how President Xi Jinping and other senior officials adopted a tough new policy to assimilate ethnic minorities.
For a week now, people have been buzzing about an article that sounded as if it had come from a high-tech spy thriller. Does it point to larger problems?
“When we search for London on social media, it’s the first thing we see,” said one South Korean who visited the Seven Sisters cliffs, two hours south of London.
Lau Siu-lai, a college lecturer, won a seat in the city’s legislature in 2016, but was disqualified for the way she took her oath of office.
The case of Sun Shihua, a female lawyer who described being beaten and forced to submit to a strip search in Guangzhou, has prompted a debate about discrimination against women.
Investors saw the president’s policies as a reason to buy stocks. Now, the consequences of his measures are unsettling Wall Street.
The announcement appeared to be part of a strategy to ramp up pressure against Beijing while also curbing China’s ambition to project its military power globally.
The company’s trading location and its exposure to emerging markets mean that it is finding the tech rout particularly troubling.
What does life look like for girls turning 18 in 2018? We gave young women photographers around the world an assignment: Show us 18 in your community. This is 18 — through girls’ eyes.
Beijing apparently has detained Meng Hongwei, the president of Interpol and a former top Chinese security official. What are the charges?
The Chinese intelligence official was arrested in Belgium and brought to the United States, an escalation of the Trump administration’s effort to crack down on Chinese spying.
Beijing expels Victor Mallet of The Financial Times in a move intended to freeze out independent voices.
The country needs to find ways to share prosperity with workers.
A parent says visits to campus can alleviate the trauma of separation.
China holds more than a trillion dollars in United States debt, and an escalating trade war could tempt it to wield that debt in a way that has long been unthinkable.
The disappearance and resignation of Meng Hongwei, who is accused of taking bribes, cast a spectacular blow to Beijing’s efforts to take global leadership roles.
A sharp exchange between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Wang Yi stripped away the usual diplomatic veneer.
Running out of options to fight a trade war with America, Beijing could instead hold up or kill takeovers that require its approval.
Disney-Fox and United Technologies-Rockwell Collins could face scrutiny from Beijing, but it is not clear if regulators are affected by trade tensions.
Days after he was reported missing, a Chinese agency announced it had Mr. Meng under investigation. Hours earlier, his wife said he had sent her an emoji of a knife.
The move by the Chinese central bank on Sunday indicates Beijing’s growing worries over the country’s economic health.
It begins with how we live our lives every moment of every day.
The agency, based in France, made a formal request for information about Meng Hongwei, who seemingly vanished on a trip home.
Taking an aggressive stance with traditional allies now seems to be just a warm-up for the main event: isolating China.
Scientists reported an assortment of findings resulting from a sweeping and novel analysis of data from the prenatal tests of 141,431 participants.
Traditional plots of land are slowly becoming parts of bigger operations, eroding a way of life but enriching local residents and helping more Chinese people move into the modern world.
Meng Hongwei, president of the international police agency, was reported missing by his wife, who told French authorities she had not heard from him since he traveled to China.
China could respond to Vice President Mike Pence’s tough speech by spending more on its military or withdrawing support for sanctions against North Korea.
It certainly knows how to conduct cyberattacks that disrupt political processes.
The newspaper said Hong Kong will not renew a work visa for Victor Mallet, heightening fears of deteriorating media freedoms in the semiautonomous Chinese city.
What are we to make of Australia’s presence in “The Good Place” and “Ozark”? And should we love or hate Ted Danson’s Aussie accent?
The South Carolina senator urged the administration to exclude imports used by companies from his state from a list of products subject to tariffs.
The head of the Chinese company’s nonprofit arm discussed using its connections to help sell weapons to Chad, Qatar and Libya, according to federal prosecutors.
Vice President Mike Pence, in a speech on Thursday, is expected to say that “China wants a different American president,” according to excerpts from the speech released Wednesday night.
Taxes are rising. Regulation is tightening. State-run firms are ascendant. That could spell problems for a country where economic growth is slowing.
A map of the counties targeted by China, Mexico, Canada and the European Union in a trade war looks strikingly similar to a map of the 2016 presidential election.
A new TV program aims to inspire interest in the president’s life and ideas among the country’s younger generation.
The journalist heckled participants during a talk on Hong Kong, then was arrested after being accused of slapping a volunteer who was trying to remove her.
China is trying to relieve its overwhelmed system by introducing more family doctors. But in a country where people rush to hospitals for a fever, change won’t be easy.
The decision to withdraw from an important annual meeting shows how tensions over an escalating trade war are spreading to other arenas.
Homemade cancer drugs, violence in hospitals, doctor shortages: We take you inside China’s broken health care system to reveal how dire the situation is for over a billion people.
The White House wanted to cut aid to El Salvador after it severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China. But that could have jeopardized efforts to curb illegal immigration.
The Chinese Communist Party is cracking down on a group of student protesters who have done little but fight for communism’s values and praise Marx, Mao and President Xi Jinping.
New directives betray a mounting anxiety among Chinese leaders that the country could be facing a worsening slump as the trade war with the United States intensifies.
A new fund-raising round could value the maker of the Tik Tok and Toutiao apps at nearly as much as Uber, as China’s online surge continues.
A tour of farms and factories in China’s northeast gave Mr. Xi a chance to look like Mao and take aim at Trump.
Alibaba has revolutionized not only e-commerce in China, but the entire private sector. It probably couldn’t be created now.
Mr. Trump called a paid China Daily insert in an Iowa newspaper “propaganda.” Chinese officials said the advertising was both lawful and commonplace.
The fast food chain’s campaign celebrates the country’s four-decade rise from rural poverty to the world’s second-largest economy.
Criticism of quarterly earnings guidance is growing louder, but a number of companies are providing them.
The president’s speeches before the United Nations foreshadowed his intention to ignore our greatest threats and to stoke fresh conflict needlessly.
The decade-long rally has faced numerous challenges. The latest: increasingly attractive returns on government bonds.
Are trade wars “good and easy to win”? Not when you’ve alienated the whole world.
The president offered no evidence of Chinese meddling in the November vote, but he has previously accused China of aiming tariffs at American states that support him.
A former research scientist at the tech giant said a project to build a censored search engine was a “catastrophic failure of the internal privacy review process.”
Facing criticism that he had conceded too much, the pope said he appreciated the sacrifices of his flock, and he urged state and church to cooperate.
Chinese officials demanded an apology over a Swedish satirical program’s skit about Chinese tourists, which the network says was meant to highlight racism.
The suspect, Ji Chaoqun, gave information to a Chinese intelligence officer to recruit employees at American defense contractors as informants, court papers said.
The Chinese are catching up to the U.S. in many ways, and the president grasps only part of the reason.
Investors have piled into shares of New Age Beverages, Alkaline Water and IntelGenx Technologies because of their plans to tap the marijuana market.
A dark and cramped view of the world from an increasingly isolated leader.
The cancellation, along with recalling a senior admiral who was in the United States for a conference, came in response to sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.
The popular Chinese restaurant chain — which woos its customers with shoe-shining services, board games and other distractions — plans to raise $1 billion.
Authorities keep arresting people said to be bosses of wildlife trafficking, but that isn’t making a dent in the problem.
Companies are reconsidering where to put their factories as the trade war mounts, but few places can match China’s convenience and reliability.
The moves to assert control over Catholic and Protestant churches reflect a broader effort to establish control over society under President Xi Jinping.
The way out of the impasse between the U.S. and China runs through the W.T.O., whether Donald Trump likes it or not.
Official results give a decisive victory to the opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who promised to restore democratic freedoms and warmer ties with India.
The small party, with a handful of members and no elected lawmakers, had attracted government scrutiny for its call for Hong Kong independence from China.
As tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods go into effect on Monday, tech and telecom companies warn that America’s dominance is at risk.
As the acrimony intensifies, Beijing’s immediate worry is how the Chinese public will handle the trade war and what impact it might have on domestic stability.
The president escalates the trade war with China.
Parents of first-year college students in China live in tents on campus to make goodbyes easier. Critics say they are pampering a generation of only children.
Local news organizations said Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had won decisively, but Abdulla Yameen, the autocratic president, had yet to concede.
Multibillion-dollar projects will speed connections between the former British colony and mainland China. Some think they have more to do with politics than economic concerns.
Chinese officials summoned the United States ambassador in Beijing to denounce the sanctions that Washington announced this week.
Visionary research is no longer the most important element of progress.
The move comes shortly before President Trump’s biggest round of tariffs on Chinese goods is expected to go into effect.
For the first time, the pope accepted the legitimacy of bishops chosen by the Communist Chinese government.