Major issues are chronic urban unemployment and more protests from sceptical farmers. Instead of creating wealth, urbanisation could result in a permanent underclass in big cities and destruction of a rural culture and religion, writes Ian Johnson for the New York Times.
China on Monday dismissed hints that former CIA employee-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden in hiding in Hong Kong was spying for Beijing and instead asked the US to explain to the world Snowden’s claim of wide-ranging internet surveillance by the US.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Saturday announced cutting ties with Syria, shutting down the Syrian embassy in Cairo and withdrawing the Egyptian charge d' affaires from Damascus, at a popular conference aired on state TV.
China on Friday again dodged direct questions on the situation of US whistleblower Edward Snowden. Sutirtho Patranobis reports.
A former Chinese official was on Friday sentenced to four years in jail for sexually abusing three minor boys, Chinese state media reported.
A popular Communist Party-backed newspaper is urging China's leadership to get more information from former defense contractor Edward Snowden rather than send him back to the US, because his revelations about secret US surveillance programs concern China's national interests.
A day after former CIA staffer Edward Snowden claimed American hackers had targeted China for years, Beijing on Thursday told the US not to adopt double standards on the issue of cyber security
The clamour for declaration of assets by government officials in China is growing after a microblog post calling them to either declare their assets or retire from their positions has gone viral.
Bombshell revelations about the United States' wide-reaching surveillance programmes could spur China and other countries to expand their own efforts, Beijing-based dissident Ai Weiwei warned today.
China on Tuesday began its longest manned space mission with the launch of the Shenzhou-10 rocket, state television showed, as the country steps up an ambitious exploration programme symbolising its growing power.
Astronauts’ abilities to adapt to the space will be studied, in addition to tests on repairing the orbiting spacecraft
As many as 34 government officials from the cities of Luzhou and Leshan in China's Sichuan province have been punished in connection with a fatal mine accident and illegal operation of another mine, authorities said.
The ban of the bra with metallic clasps as part of measures to prevent students from cheating in the just concluded national entrance examination in China drew flack from official media that said such stern steps were "misguided."
China's inflation eased to 2.1% year-on-year in May from 2.4% in April, official data showed Sunday, with analysts citing a steep fall in vegetable prices as the biggest factor leading the decline.
A Chinese court on Sunday sentenced the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison on charges of fraud, his lawyer said.