The city in central China that endured the pandemic’s first lockdown has found its first signs of local transmission since May 2020.
Two memoirs, Anna Qu’s “Made in China” and Ly Tran’s “House of Sticks,” recount memories of abuse and family loyalty.
Investors reacted after months of increased pressure from Beijing aimed at the broader Chinese internet industry.
The virus has infected more than 29,855,400 people and has been detected in nearly every country.
Financing and security issues are clouding new power station projects.
The detention of Kris Wu, a popular Canadian singer, has been hailed as a rare victory for the movement. But Beijing, wary of social activism, has cast it as a warning to celebrities.
The total more than tripled since last week, suggesting delays in reporting other deaths.
The Taiwanese badminton duo Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin, who beat a Chinese team to take gold, had emphasized their Taiwanese identity on social media.
Shi Tingmao won gold and Wang Han took silver, underlining China’s mastery of this precision sport, in which perfection must be achieved in a couple seconds. Krysta Palmer of the U.S. took bronze.
Para ser un auténtico imperio, el gigante asiático está diseñando una poderosa y contradictoria geopolítica cultural.
Kris Wu, a 30-year-old celebrity, is the most prominent figure in China to be held over #MeToo allegations.
The authorities are clamping down on universities, which they consider hotbeds for unrest. The groups say they are fighting for survival.
Chinese researchers have uploaded genetic sequences of coronaviruses to a scientific database more than a year after they took them offline.
As China clamps down on its civil and political rights, Hong Kong is finding solace and hope in its best-ever Olympic showing.
Cases have spread from the city of Nanjing to several provinces and the capital, Beijing, in the past three weeks.
Many families and experts say Beijing’s education overhaul will help the rich and make the system even more competitive for those who can barely afford it.
Tong Ying-kit, 24, who drove a motorcycle into police officers while carrying a protest flag, was convicted of terrorism and inciting secession.
The nation appears to be undertaking the most significant expansion in the history of its nuclear weapons program.
China relies on a system that puts tens of thousands of children in government-run training schools. Many of the young athletes are funneled into less prominent sports that Beijing hopes to dominate.
Her time of 2 minutes 3.86 seconds was the third-fastest time ever. Americans finished second and third.
Qin Gang rose from working for a foreign news agency to becoming a trusted aide to Xi Jinping, China’s top leader.
Vaccine delays in South Korea.
Toyota, maker of the Prius, is resisting stricter emissions standards.
Worried about the war in Afghanistan, China has stepped up diplomatic efforts with the government and the group to encourage a political settlement after the U.S. withdrawal.
Sun Dawu described enduring “misery beyond words” during monthslong police interrogations that forced what he said was a false confession.
Western journalists reporting on a natural disaster met with public hostility in person and online that the Chinese state media openly encouraged.
Lloyd J. Austin III, the American defense secretary, became the first high-ranking official in the Biden administration to travel to a region that has long received close attention from Beijing.
Activists overseas who denounce China’s repression in Xinjiang have found that relatives back home were imprisoned, or worse.
Tong Ying-kit, 24, who struck police officers with his motorcycle while carrying a banner, could be sentenced to life in prison.
The company attributed the suspensions to a technical update of security features, but fears of new regulatory pressure sent its shares sharply down.
Building up domestic manufacturing and innovation is important. But we also need tariffs, long an effective tool of economic policy.
Is China scrapping its “minimum deterrent” strategy and joining an arms race? Or is it looking to create a negotiating card, in case it is drawn into arms control negotiations?
Las rápidas y letales inundaciones recientes en China anegaron una red que ni siquiera tenía una década de antigüedad, y pusieron de manifiesto los riesgos a los que se enfrentan las ciudades en todo el mundo.
China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic floods showed that much will have to change.
Beijing’s latest regulatory move in the tech sector requires online tutoring firms to become nonprofit institutions.
Washington hopes to find areas of collaboration, while also confronting Beijing on disputed issues. But talks between the two sides began with harsh words from Chinese officials.
In a two-volume tome, the independent historian Yu Ruxin explains the crucial role of the military in Mao’s stormy Cultural Revolution.
The arrests were part of a Trump-era initiative aimed at curbing Beijing’s efforts to steal intellectual property, corporate secrets, and military intelligence.
At least four people died in a highway tunnel in central China that flooded at the same time as a subway tunnel after eight inches of rain fell in a single hour.
With his allies running Washington, the veteran Democratic lobbyist has re-emerged after his firm collapsed under scrutiny from investigators.
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For all their shared experiences, each of these five artists has a unique story of struggles and triumphs.
Tensions with the U.S. complicate matters, but China is such a vital part of global markets that its stocks and bonds belong in diversified portfolios.
Swift, deadly flooding in China this week inundated a network that wasn’t even a decade old, highlighting the risks faced by cities globally.
The C.I.A. is stepping up efforts to confront the cause and effects of mysterious sonic incidents that have injured U.S. officials.
A fraught Olympics begins.
Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the Chinese National Health Commission, dismissed the theory that the coronavirus was man-made in a lab after the World Health Organization proposed to further investigate the labs in Wuhan.
In Zhengzhou, China, many residents were forced to wade through flooded roads after heavy rain engulfed the region with more rain still in the forecast.
El caso Pegasus es una muestra de que la piratería informática vinculada a los gobiernos se ha convertido en una característica general, y quizás permanente, del orden global.
Unusually heavy rains engulfed roads and bridges, flooding towns and cities in central China. The extreme weather has killed 33 people, displaced 250,000, and caused widespread disruption.
The lab leak theory had already been thoroughly examined and dismissed, Chinese officials said, calling a renewed inquiry unacceptable.
A flood disaster in China.
The heaviest rainfall on record in parts of central China triggered heavy flooding. Rescue workers assisted people trapped in buses, houses, and buildings.
After public backlash in China, the American company dropped an Instagram post featuring images of a region where accusations of human rights violations have drawn intense scrutiny.
A committee voted to strip the city in northwest England of its status because of concerns about redevelopment, most notably on its waterfront.
Why does the U.S. treat hacking by Beijing differently from infiltrations by other foreign actors?
The heaviest rainfall on record in central China also swept cars and people away, caused power outages and led to suspended rail services and flights.
The disclosure about the breadth of state-sponsored cyberattacks was part of a warning to pipeline owners to increase the security of their systems to stave off future intrusions.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci responded angrily to Republican Senator Rand Paul during a committee hearing after Mr. Paul accused him of lying to Congress about the National Institutes of Health funding the “gain of function” research in Wuhan, China.
India’s Covid deaths could be in the millions.
An 18-year-old said the singer Kris Wu enticed young women like herself with career promises, then pressured them into having sex. He has denied the accusations.
Once imagined as a new kind of warfare, government-linked hacking has instead become a widespread and perhaps permanent feature of the global order.
The stakes of the U.S.-China war over the future of the internet are escalating.
The U.S. accused China of hacking Microsoft.
The Biden administration organized a broad group of allies to condemn Beijing for cyberattacks around the world, but stopped short of taking concrete punitive steps.
The announcement came as the White House formally accused the Chinese government of breaching Microsoft email systems.
Tsinghua Unigroup, a would-be microchip champion, is facing bankruptcy, a setback in China’s quest for semiconductor self-reliance.
The Treasury secretary said an agreement made by the Trump administration, which remains under review, had failed to address fundamental problems between the two countries.
Pakistani officials had previously suggested that an accident sent a company bus into a ravine. Investigators now believe a vehicle packed with explosives rammed the workers’ convoy.
Jin Xing, the first person in China to openly undergo transition surgery, is a household name. But she says she’s no standard-bearer for the L.G.B.T.Q. community.
The program may help China eventually curb greenhouse gas pollution. But making emissions markets work is tricky.
Myanmar’s junta hoards oxygen as cases climb.
An explosion that killed Chinese workers in Pakistan has stirred fears in Beijing of regional instability.
Growth in the world’s second-largest economy lost steam as more expensive raw materials weighed on factories, though retail sales showed signs of stabilizing.
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La búsqueda de Guo Gangtang, el padre que recorrió el país en motocicleta, inspiró una película. Ahora, hay un final digno de Hollywood.
At least some of the passengers were engineers traveling to a Chinese-funded hydropower project in the country’s remote northwest.
Guo Gangtang’s cross-country, decades-long search for his son inspired a movie. Now, there’s an ending fit for Hollywood.
China has many talented female directors, but few have seen runaway box office success. That changed with two recent movies, “Hi, Mom” and “Sister.”
Dozens died in a fire in an Iraqi Covid ward.
Tokyo warned that China’s rapid military expansion was threatening to upset the balance of power between Beijing and Washington.
Beijing’s tech crackdown could imperil the innovation that brought modern finance to underserved people — but also led to concerns about reckless lending and borrowing.
Officials said the country’s exports surged 32.2 percent in June compared with the same month last year, surprising many economists.
Frustrados con la disminución de oportunidades económicas y agotados por las largas jornadas de trabajo, los jóvenes chinos se refugian en las enseñanzas del líder revolucionario.
An array of forces, including political suppression and the ubiquity of the internet, have made elements of traditional Tibetan lifestyles increasingly challenging.
Beijing’s aggression in the South China Sea has harmed the fishermen’s livelihood for years, and now the lessons of Scarborough Shoal are playing out elsewhere in the disputed waters.
The proposed rules would close a gap that let the ride-hailing company Didi go public on Wall Street before assuring Beijing that its data was safe.
The latest announcement was nearly identical to one the same agency issued on Sunday, ordering Didi’s main, consumer-facing app off mobile stores.
We’re still paying the price of tantrum-based policy.
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The chairman’s call for struggle and violence against capitalists is winning over a new audience of young people frustrated with long work hours and dwindling opportunities.
Tencent Games says it has been using facial recognition to enforce China’s rules on how much time people under 18 can spend playing video games.
After Beijing removed it from app stores over data concerns, the newly listed ride-hailing platform could face further scrutiny in China — and in the United States.
How one bureaucrat, armed with just a Twitter account, remade Beijing’s diplomacy for a nationalistic era.
Six teenagers were among those arrested in connection with a bomb plot. Some democracy activists say Beijing’s crackdown is fueling radical ideas.
Appearances of strength obscure realities of weakness, hidden cracks behind imposing facades.
After targeting the ride-hailing platform days after its I.P.O., regulators on Monday moved against more companies that had recently been listed on Wall Street.
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.