1. Jimmy Lai Is Arrested in Hong Kong. Freedom Loses Again. Opinion, Today

    The arrest of the media tycoon marks the most aggressive action yet under new anti-sedition legislation.

  2. As U.S. and Taiwan Celebrate a Bond, China Responds With Screaming Jets Foreign, Yesterday

    The highest-level American visit to Taiwan in decades shows the island’s importance as ties between the United States and China deteriorate.

  3. Hong Kong Arrests Jimmy Lai, Media Mogul, Under National Security Law Foreign, Yesterday

    The pro-democracy figure is the most high-profile person detained under the sweeping legislation imposed by Beijing. “It’s hard to believe this is Hong Kong,” said a journalist.

  4. Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak Interactive, January 28

    The virus has infected more than 19,974,200 people and has been detected in nearly every country.

  5. A Bookstore That Shines as ‘a Lighthouse of a Free Society’ Foreign, Yesterday

    A Hong Kong bookseller has recreated his shop in Taipei, and it has become a symbol of Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.

  6. Trump Wants U.S. to Get Cut of Any TikTok Deal. No One Knows How That’d Work. Washington, August 8

    The president has repeatedly called for a big payment to the Treasury Department if a Chinese company sells the app to Microsoft, but there is no provision in the law for that.

  7. Trump’s Orders on WeChat and TikTok Are Uncertain. That May Be the Point. Business, August 7

    The restrictions on the two Chinese-owned apps followed a familiar model for other policy announcements on China from the Trump administration.

  8. Russia Continues Interfering in Election to Try to Help Trump, U.S. Intelligence Says Washington, August 7

    But a new assessment says China would prefer to see the president defeated, though it is not clear Beijing is doing much to meddle in the 2020 campaign to help Joseph R. Biden Jr.

  9. Is TikTok More of a Parenting Problem Than a Security Threat? Washington, August 7

    Even as the White House moves against the Chinese social media app, the intelligence agencies do not see it as a major issue along the lines of Huawei.

  10. Trump Administration Penalizes Hong Kong Officials for Crackdown on Protesters Washington, August 7

    The sanctions are the first punishments brought against officials in China and Hong Kong for suppressing pro-democracy protests.

  11. Trump Targets WeChat and TikTok, in Sharp Escalation With China Business, August 6

    The government cited national security concerns in announcing sweeping restrictions on two popular Chinese social media networks, a move that is likely to be met with retaliation.

  12. He Spent 26 Years in a Chinese Prison. Then He Was Cleared of Murder. Foreign, August 6

    A court in eastern China convicted Zhang Yuhuan in 1995 for the murder of two boys. His exoneration has grabbed headlines, though legal reforms have been sluggish.

  13. China’s Offer to Help With Virus Testing Spooks Hong Kong Business, August 6

    Infections have surged in the city, and its labs have been going at full speed. But wariness of the Chinese Communist Party runs deep.

  14. U.S. Examines Whether Saudi Nuclear Program Could Lead to Bomb Effort Washington, August 5

    Intelligence agencies are scrutinizing whether the kingdom’s work with China to develop nuclear expertise is cover to process uranium and move toward development of a weapon.

  15. Sim, o coronavírus está no ar Opinion, August 5

    A transmissão do vírus pelos aerossóis importa e, talvez, muito mais do que ainda sabemos.

  16. U.S. Health Secretary to Visit Taiwan, in a Move Likely to Anger Beijing Foreign, August 4

    The trip by Alex M. Azar II, a rare high-level U.S. visit, is being billed as an opportunity to highlight Taiwan’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic.

  17. TikTok, Trump and an Impulse to Act as C.E.O. to Corporate America Business, August 3

    The president’s interventions in company dealings based on his own instincts are a departure from the arm’s-length approach of predecessors of either party.

  18. Estados Unidos identifica algunas de las misteriosas semillas enviadas desde China en Español, August 3

    Las 14 variedades reconocidas incluyen plantas comunes como hibisco, campanilla morada y lavanda. Aún así, los expertos advirtieron a los destinatarios que no las sembraran.

  19. How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide Business, August 3

    The founder of ByteDance, Zhang Yiming, dreamed of building a global tech company based in China. Then the geopolitical reality set in.

  20. How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide Business, August 3

    The founder of ByteDance, Zhang Yiming, dreamed of building a global tech company based in China. Then the geopolitical reality set in.

  21. TikTok Ban? Creators and Fans Are Big Mad Styles, August 2

    The uncertainty over the future of the wildly popular video app has brought chaos to its user community — and to the entertainment and advertising industries as well.

  22. Microsoft Says It’ll Continue Pursuit of TikTok Washington, August 2

    The announcement came after the company consulted with President Trump, who has threatened to ban the app and expressed national security concerns about it in recent weeks.

  23. ‘Clean Up This Mess’: The Chinese Thinkers Behind Xi’s Hard Line Foreign, August 2

    Chinese academics have been honing the Communist Party’s authoritarian response in Hong Kong, rejecting the liberal ideas of their youth.

  24. U.S. Small Business Bailout Money Flowed to Chinese-Owned Companies Washington, August 2

    Millions of dollars of Paycheck Protection Program loans went to China-backed businesses in critical sectors, a study found.

  25. U.S. Identifies Some of the Mysterious Seeds Mailed From China Express, August 2

    The 14 varieties identified include common ones, such as hibiscus, morning glory and lavender. Still, experts warned recipients not to plant them.

  26. Why Did Hong Kong Delay Its Election — by a Year? Op Ed, August 2

    The government blames the pandemic. More likely, it was afraid to lose.

  27. Sí, el coronavirus está en el aire en Español, August 1

    La transmisión por aerosoles es importante, y quizá sea mucho más relevante de lo que hemos podido comprobar hasta ahora.

  28. What’s Going On With TikTok? Here’s What We Know Business, August 1

    President Trump is talking about banning the app. TikTok may also sell its U.S. operations. Let’s sort through it all here.

  29. Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy TikTok, as Trump Weighs Curtailing App Business, July 31

    The discussions come as TikTok’s ownership by a Chinese company is under scrutiny by the White House and lawmakers.

  30. Hong Kong Delays Election, Citing Coronavirus. The Opposition Isn’t Buying It. Foreign, July 31

    Pro-democracy politicians, who had hoped to ride widespread discontent to big gains in the fall, saw the yearlong delay as an attempt to thwart their momentum.

  31. Hope, Despair, Control: The 1950s China My Father Saw, Echoed Today Interactive, July 30

    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.

  32. Lee Teng-hui, 97, Who Led Taiwan’s Turn to Democracy, Dies Obits, July 30

    Its first popularly elected president, he transformed a police state into a vibrant country while angering Beijing by insisting that Taiwan be treated as a sovereign state.

  33. China Uses Quarantines as Cover to Detain Dissidents, Activists Say Foreign, July 30

    Critics of the government said they were held in rooms with barred windows and denied permission to contact their families, all in the name of public health.

  34. China Uses Quarantines as Cover to Detain Dissidents, Activists Say Foreign, July 30

    Critics of the government said they were held in rooms with barred windows and denied permission to contact their families, all in the name of public health.

  35. Yes, the Coronavirus Is in the Air Op Ed, July 30

    Transmission through aerosols matters — and probably a lot more than we’ve been able to prove yet.

  36. China Tries Its Favorite Economic Cure: More Construction Business, July 30

    Strong sales at China’s biggest construction equipment maker show Beijing’s strategy for recovery after the virus. But while the company, XCMG, is prospering, the rest of the economy is struggling.

  37. Hong Kong Is Keeping Pro-Democracy Candidates Out of Its Election Foreign, July 29

    Twelve candidates, including several prominent democracy advocates, were barred from an upcoming legislative election, and four activists were arrested over online posts.

  38. Report: N.B.A.’s Academies in China Abused Athletes Sports, July 29

    The report said athletes were struck by coaches, housed in crowded conditions and not given schooling as promised.

  39. Confronting China Podcasts, July 29

    Some members of the Trump administration believe the superpower country poses an existential threat to the U.S. — one they are working to address now.

  40. China’s Arms Buildup Threatens the Nuclear Balance Op Ed, July 29

    A Pentagon leader argues that as Beijing’s weapons grow in size and sophistication, the U.S. and Russia will have to reassess their own arsenals.

  41. The Vatican Is Said to Be Hacked From China Before Talks With Beijing Washington, July 28

    In one attack, the hackers weaponized an electronic file with a letter that had a note of condolence from Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state.

  42. What Would a Cold War With China Look Like? Op Ed, July 28

    U.S.-China ties haven’t been this strained for decades. What happens if they snap?

  43. Australia Says Chinese Students Are Targets in ‘Virtual Kidnapping’ Scams Foreign, July 28

    Recent cases reveal the evolution of a crime that often exploits worry over family members abroad with digital savvy and old-fashioned coercion.

  44. China’s Claims to the South China Sea Are Unlawful. Now What? Editorial, July 27

    Republican and Democratic administrations have failed to thwart aggressive expansion in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes. The solution isn’t flashy, but it could work.

  45. What to Do About TikTok News Desk, July 27

    Instead of banning the app, U.S. officials could force it to be more transparent.

  46. 27 States Issue Warnings About Seed Packets From China Express, July 26

    State agriculture officials are urging residents not to plant the seeds, which were mailed in pouches featuring Chinese characters.

  47. As the World Gets Tougher on China, Japan Tries to Thread a Needle Foreign, July 25

    Tokyo has not confronted Beijing as the United States and other allies have, mindful of its neighbor’s economic might and its own limited military options.

  48. Officials Push U.S.-China Relations Toward Point of No Return Foreign, July 25

    Top aides to President Trump want to leave a lasting legacy of ruptured ties between the two powers. China’s aggression has been helping their cause.

  49. Once a Source of U.S.-China Tension, Trade Emerges as an Area of Calm Washington, July 25

    The trade deal is providing a rare point of stability as relations between the United States and China fray over Hong Kong, the coronavirus and accusations of espionage.

  50. The Two China Fires Op Ed, July 24

    Is America prepared for a Cold War with China?

  51. China Is Harvesting the DNA of Its People. Is This the Future of Policing? Op Ed, July 24

    Authorities are systematically gathering genomic data from tens of millions of people.

  52. The Meeting That Brings the International Desk Closer to Home Foreign, July 24

    Stationed all over the world, my colleagues and I can feel isolated. But a weekly call that began because of the pandemic has provided a comforting support system.

  53. Couple Charged With Rioting After Hong Kong Protest Are Found Not Guilty Foreign, July 24

    A judge said there was no direct evidence against the two, who made headlines when they got married days after their arrest. A teenager was also acquitted.

  54. America Is Still No. 1. Here’s How It Can Stay There. Op Ed, July 24

    The country now finds itself on a treacherous new stage. “America First” won’t cut it.

  55. A Chinese Tycoon Denounced Xi Jinping. Now He Faces Prosecution Foreign, July 24

    The party accused Ren Zhiqiang, an influential property tycoon who criticized Xi Jinping, of being disloyal, took aim at his children and paved the way for criminal prosecution.

  56. China Orders U.S. to Shut Chengdu Consulate, Retaliating for Houston Foreign, July 24

    The tit-for-tat consulate closures marked yet another round of rising tensions between Washington and Beijing.

  57. Canceled Tournaments in China Are a Big Blow to Women’s Tennis Sports, July 23

    A move by the Chinese government to cancel international sporting events means the WTA Tour will lose its lucrative championships and six other tournaments.

  58. TikTok’s Parent Said to Weigh Selling a Majority Stake in the Video App Business, July 23

    The move would reduce ownership by a Chinese company, ByteDance, amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and China.

  59. Beijing’s Tightrope: Stand Tough, but Avoid a Full Rupture With the U.S. Foreign, July 23

    After the closure of the Houston consulate and other actions, Chinese officials are trying to respond without endangering the economy or inviting further global isolation.

  60. Popular Chinese-Made Drone Is Found to Have Security Weakness Washington, July 23

    Researchers found a potential vulnerability in an app that helps power the drones, highlighting U.S. officials’ concerns that Beijing could get access to information about Americans.

  61. Coalition Brings Pressure to End Forced Uighur Labor Styles, July 23

    More than 190 organizations have come together to demand an end to garments made by forced labor in China.

  62. China’s Mars Mission, Tianwen-1, Begins Its Monthslong Journey Science, July 22

    The combined orbiter, lander and rover will reach the red planet in February, if all goes well. NASA plans a Mars launch of its own next week.

  63. Accuse, Evict, Repeat: Why Punishing China and Russia for Cyberattacks Fails Washington, July 22

    So far, there is scant evidence that these punishments have limited the cyberattacks and other bad behavior from America’s two greatest rivals for influence and power around the world.

  64. China-U. S. Confrontation Intensifies on All Fronts World, July 22

    In defense, trade, technology, media and diplomacy, among other areas, the cold war between the Trump administration and China’s ruling Communist Party is widening and worsening.

  65. How the Cold War Between China and U.S. Is Intensifying Foreign, July 22

    In defense, trade, technology, media and diplomacy, among other areas, the rancor between the Trump administration and China’s ruling Communist Party is worsening.

  66. Defying U.N. Ban, Chinese Ships Pay North Korea to Fish in Its Waters Foreign, July 22

    Chinese vessels have caught $560 million worth of squid off the North’s shores since the United Nations banned the practice in 2017, says a group that tracks commercial fishing.

  67. China Will Answer ‘Heavenly Question’: Can It Land on Mars? Science, July 22

    A goal of the Tianwen-1 launch is to catch up with decades of American success on the red planet, all in one mission.

  68. Froth Returns to China’s Stock Market, Echoing the 2015 Crisis Business, July 22

    Chinese stocks are surging. Foreign investors have rushed in. University graduates and factory workers are opening up trading accounts. Is disaster on the horizon?

  69. U.S. Orders China to Close Houston Consulate, Citing Efforts to Steal Trade Secrets Washington, July 22

    The Trump administration accused Chinese citizens of stealing scientific research and told the country’s diplomats in Texas to leave. Beijing warned it would retaliate.

  70. The Pandemic Isn’t Bringing Back Factory Jobs, at Least Not Yet Washington, July 22

    It’s a moment of reckoning for global supply chains. But that doesn’t mean companies are flocking back to the United States.

  71. My Relatives in Wuhan Survived. My Uncle in New York Did Not. Op Ed, July 22

    My father, a Chinese pulmonologist, believes his brother could have been saved.

  72. Banned Chinese Companies Deny Allegations They Abused Uighurs Business, July 21

    Several firms that were blacklisted by the U.S. Commerce Department said they had found no evidence of forced labor or other abuses.

  73. U.S. Accuses Hackers of Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Data for China Washington, July 21

    Two suspects in China targeted companies working on vaccines as part of a broader cybertheft campaign to enrich themselves and aid the Chinese government, officials said.

  74. Beware the ‘But China’ Excuses News Desk, July 21

    Just because U.S. politicians and tech giants are blaming China, doesn’t mean we should be scared.

  75. China Uses W.H.O. Inquiry to Tout Coronavirus Response Foreign, July 21

    The global health agency sent two experts to China, but it is unclear how much access they are getting. They must first complete a two-week quarantine.

  76. When China Met Iran Op Ed, July 21

    A growing partnership between America’s main Middle East adversary and Asia’s rising superpower bears careful watching in Washington.

  77. Europa dijo que estaba lista para enfrentar al coronavirus. Se equivocó en Español, July 21

    Al inicio de la pandemia, cuando los ministros de salud de Europa se reunieron para discutir el nuevo coronavirus, elogiaron sus propios sistemas de salud. “Nuestra lección a aprender es la humildad”, dijo más tarde un asesor de salud europeo.

  78. U.S. Imposes Sanctions on 11 Chinese Companies Over Human Rights Washington, July 20

    The move, which affects suppliers to major international brands such as Apple, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, could force companies to sever some ties to China.

  79. U.K. Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over Security Law Foreign, July 20

    Several foreign governments have criticized the new law, which gives China broad powers to crack down on political crimes in the territory.

  80. U.K. Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over Security Law Foreign, July 20

    Several foreign governments have criticized the new law, which gives China broad powers to crack down on political crimes in the territory.

  81. U.K. Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong Over Security Law Foreign, July 20

    Several foreign governments have criticized the new law, which gives China broad powers to crack down on political crimes in the territory.

  82. Europe Said It Was Pandemic-Ready. Pride Was Its Downfall. Foreign, July 20

    The coronavirus exposed European countries’ misplaced confidence in faulty models, bureaucratic busywork and their own wealth.

  83. China Is Using Uighur Labor to Produce Face Masks Foreign, July 19

    A Times video investigation identified Chinese companies using a contentious labor program for Uighurs to satisfy demand for P.P.E., some of which ended up in the United States and other countries.

  84. Wearing a Mask? It May Come From China’s Controversial Labor Program Video, July 19

    Our visual investigation reveals that several Chinese companies are using Uighur labor from a contentious government program to produce P.P.E. during the pandemic. We track some of that equipment to the U.S. and around the world.

  85. China Is Dismantling the Empire of a Vanished Tycoon Business, July 18

    Three years after Xiao Jianhua was snatched from a luxury hotel in Hong Kong, Beijing is making it clear that his style of freewheeling finance is a thing of the past.

  86. Battle in the Himalayas Interactive, July 18

    China and India are locked in a tense, deadly struggle for advantage on their disputed mountain border.

  87. China’s Swimwear Capital Can’t Wait for You to Go Back to the Beach Business, July 17

    When the pandemic shut down pools and resorts around the globe, life slid to a halt in the seaside town of Xingcheng, a major producer of bikinis and trunks.

  88. TikTok Is Wonderful. I Still Don’t Want It on My Phone. Op Ed, July 17

    There’s good reason to remain skeptical about the Chinese-owned company, but for now it’s one of the best social media platforms.

  89. Barr Urges U.S. Companies to Resist Serving as ‘Pawns’ for China Washington, July 16

    The attorney general accused several companies by name of appeasing an authoritarian government to preserve access to a huge consumer market.

  90. In Coronavirus Vaccine Race, China Strays From the Official Paths Business, July 16

    Beijing is offering several vaccine candidates to employees of state-owned companies and the armed forces, while also conducting clinical trials in other countries.

  91. U.S. Wants to Bar Members of China’s Communist Party. Who Are They? Foreign, July 16

    With more than 90 million members and led by Xi Jinping, the party encompasses people at the heights of Chinese power and the civil servants of everyday life.

  92. China’s Economy Rebounds From Coronavirus, but Shares Fall Business, July 15

    Heavy spending on roads and rail lines reversed the economy’s outbreak-induced nose-dive in February and March. But retail sales stayed weak, alarming investors.

  93. U.S. Weighs Sweeping Travel Ban on Chinese Communist Party Members Washington, July 15

    The presidential order under consideration would be based on the same statute in the Immigration and Nationality Act used in a 2017 travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries.

  94. TikTok Enlists Army of Lobbyists as Suspicions Over China Ties Grow Washington, July 15

    The viral social media app has beefed up its lobbying operation to counter several potential actions in Washington that could threaten the company’s future.

  95. La Casa Blanca convocó a una rueda de prensa. Trump la convirtió en un monólogo disperso en Español, July 15

    El presidente estadounidense habló en el Jardín de las Rosas durante 63 minutos. Solo dedicó seis de ellos a responder preguntas de los periodistas.

  96. China Vows to Retaliate After Trump Signs Hong Kong Sanctions Bill Foreign, July 15

    Beijing accused the United States of “gross interference in Hong Kong affairs” and promised a response.

  97. The White House Called a News Conference. Trump Turned It Into a Meandering Monologue. Washington, July 14

    The president spoke in the Rose Garden for 63 minutes. He spent only six of those minutes answering questions from reporters.

  98. New York Times Will Move Part of Hong Kong Office to Seoul Business, July 14

    A sweeping national security law passed by China in June has unsettled news organizations and created uncertainty about the city’s prospects as a hub for journalism in Asia.

  99. U.K. Bars Huawei for 5G as Tech Battle Between China and the West Escalates Business, July 14

    Banning the use of the Chinese tech giant’s equipment in high-speed wireless infrastructure is a major reversal by Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and a big victory for the Trump administration.

  100. Caught in ‘Ideological Spiral,’ U.S. and China Drift Toward Cold War Foreign, July 14

    Relations are in free fall. Lines are being drawn. As the two superpowers clash over technology, territory and clout, a new geopolitical era is dawning.

  101. U.K. Bans Huawei From 5G Network, Raising Tensions With China Business, July 14

    Banning the use of the Chinese tech giant’s equipment in high-speed wireless infrastructure is a major reversal by Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and a big victory for the Trump administration.

  102. U.S. Says Most of China’s Claims in South China Sea Are Illegal Washington, July 13

    The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo portends more American military operations to push back Chinese maritime activity and sanctions on Chinese companies.

  103. Hong Kong Voters Defy Beijing, Endorsing Protest Leaders in Primary Foreign, July 13

    Voters turned out in high numbers to cast ballots in an unofficial primary for the city’s pro-democracy camp despite government warnings it might be against the new security law.

  104. China Imposes Tit-for-Tat Sanctions on Three American Lawmakers Foreign, July 13

    The sanctions, which target Republican members of Congress, were in retaliation for the Trump administration’s bans on Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses.

  105. A Turning Point for Hong Kong Podcasts, July 13

    New legislation has chilled Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement — and potentially altered the city forever.

  106. Driver Purposely Drove Bus Into China Reservoir, Killing 21, Police Say Foreign, July 13

    The 52-year-old driver, who was also killed, was aggrieved about the demolition of his home because of a redevelopment scheme, officials said.

  107. Life in Hong Kong Has Always Been Impossible Op Ed, July 13

    “Take care tonight/ Things might not look like this tomorrow.”

  108. ESPN Suspends N.B.A. Reporter for Vulgar Reply to Senator Sports, July 12

    Adrian Wojnarowski, who is known for his “Woj bombs” of breaking news, emailed a different kind to a U.S. senator.

  109. Outspoken Chinese Professor Is Said to Be Released From Detention Foreign, July 12

    Xu Zhangrun, a law professor in Beijing known for criticizing the Communist Party, was allowed to go home after being detained a week ago, people familiar with him said.

  110. Emissions Are Surging Back as Countries and States Reopen Interactive, June 17

    As the pandemic rages, the world is still far from getting global warming under control.

  111. Are Countries Flattening the Curve for the Coronavirus? Interactive, April 3

    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.

  112. Four Ways to Measure Coronavirus Outbreaks in U.S. Metro Areas Interactive, March 27

    Some metros in the U.S. could have worse outbreaks than those in Italy’s Lombardy region or in Wuhan, China.

  113. Which Country Has Flattened the Curve for the Coronavirus? Interactive, March 19

    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.

  114. Watch the Footprint of Coronavirus Spread Across Countries Interactive, March 17

    A satellite that detects pollution from human activity shows how the coronavirus is shutting down whole countries.