This summer, China experienced its longest heat wave on record — more than 70 consecutive days of scorching temperatures. Residents have found some relief in caves, bomb shelters and air-conditioned supermarkets, but one expert says this summer should be a “wake-up call” to do more to mitigate climate change.
China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday following a summit between the three countries in China.
HIV rates are rising among gay men in China. And there are fears that some of these men may infect their wives.
The struggle to find balance between old and new, modernity and tradition, respect and assimilation, is one that people all over the world have been navigating for centuries. In this case, the tension was encapsulated in a series of beautiful photos that turned half a billion heads.
The late American scholar Gene Smith spent a quarter of a century collecting endangered works of Tibetan literature in Cambridge, Massachusetts. One of his life's aims has now been realized, as Smith's collection has found a permanent home in a new library of traditional Tibetan works in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu.
China 60 years ago implemented a policy of subsidizing heating for a portion of its residents. But that also meant higher pollution, and, according to new research, shorter lives.
China and Japan have an ongoing dispute over the Senkakus islands, also know as the Diaoyu islands, an uninhabited island chain between Taiwan and mainland Japan. This weekend, Chinese took to the streets in protest after Chinese and Japanese activists both landed on the island in the past week.
Never before has such a dramatic power transfer in China unfolded in the Internet era. Making this even more dramatic is controversial news this week that a one-time popular party leader has been suspended from his posts and his wife has been arrested and charged with murder. All this is unfolding on the Internet in China.
Recent reporting by The New York Times has raised concern about the conditions faced by workers in Apple’s supply factories in China. Now Apple has hired an independent labor rights organization to inspect and publish a report on the labor environment in its suppliers’ factories. The first round of inspections began Monday.
For our Geo Quiz, we're on the lookout for a city in southwest China known for its silk, teahouses and traditional spices. We're talking peppercorns, ginger and chili peppers. But new spices and western-style dishes are starting to appear around town.
Guest: Carrie Gracie, BBC Correspondent, in Chengdu, China