Stories about China from August, 2013
Web users are speculating that the charge against Charles Xue is part of a scheme by authorities to control influential liberals online.
Authorities have been slow to do anything about the elaborate and illegal constructions, including one rooftop villa in Beijing that resembles a lush green mountaintop.
The directive reaffirms President Xi Jinping's political conservatism despite his economic reforms and tough stance on corruption.
Tencent offers two versions of WeChat, a "sanitized" one for mainland Chinese and an uncensored one for international users, yet some Chinese language accounts registered from overseas also encounter censorship.
Pro-Beijing groups and the Hong Kong government are going after a school teacher who swore at police officers as they allowed a group of Falun Gong protesters to be harassed.
The guideline set boundaries not to be crossed when it comes to discussion of law, socialism, the state's interests, the rights of the people, and morality.
Hu Yixuan, a 17-year-old student nurse, was allegedly lured to her death by a pregnant woman asking for help.
A front page article by Xinhua news agency points the finger at the former Soviet Union as an example of the consequences of democratic reforms.
China's political term "foreign forces" has been reimagined by Chinese netizens to criticize domestic corruption rather than foreign intervention.
An appeals court in Turin, Italy has affirmed Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, former owner of cement manufacturer Swiss Eternit Group, is responsible for nearly 3,000 asbestos-related deaths.
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Oi wan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.