Stories about China from November, 2015
"Sixty-five years ago, a plate of fried rice with egg changed the fate of China. We would have become North Korea without this dish (although the two are becoming alike)."
"This is so counterproductive I almost died laughing. This whole thing simply helps Tsai Ing-wen's campaign"
Some Hong Kongers silently booed during the Chinese national anthem. Others saw a parallel between their football team's performance against China and efforts to combat Beijing's increasing intervention.
"I wish this precious experience can help our 'new friends' see a full picture of Taiwan's democracy, freedom and diversity. Welcome, all of you, to the world of Facebook!"
"...it is quite obvious that the public have no way to know about the truth at the moment. We don’t know whether the reasons provided by the government are justified..."
Is the world better suited for a climate change agreement than it was in 2009, when the last important negotiations took place?
Hazardous smoke shrouds the city of Shenyang, where air quality has set a new record low, testing 130 times above levels considered safe by the World Health Organization.
A columnist stoked debate about the openness of Chinese universities after he found himself having to literally scale the wall of Xiamen University to gain access to the campus.
China announced at the end of October that it was scrapping its infamous one-child policy. Many Chinese netizens didn't exactly greet the news with cheers.
"What sort of outcome is hoped to be accomplished with the Ma-Xi meeting? Are the expectations of the Ma government the same as those of the Taiwanese people?"
An eleventh-hour meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-Jeou two months before presidential elections in Taiwan suggests that something very, very unusual is going on.
Hu Xijin denounced the popular use of “patriotic thief," but some netizens pointed out that he himself has demonstrated some of the characteristics of that term.
Chinese fans worried the scene, in which Xi Jinping kisses a Korean-speaking woman who is not his wife, could get the show banned.
Netizens theorized the hotline is meant foment distrust among Chinese. "Prelude to the Cultural Revolution," one Weibo user wrote.
About our China coverage
Oi wan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.