| Aug 30, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Chinese students have shown an insatiable appetite for attending U.S. colleges — last year alone, more than 235,000 were enrolled at American institutions of higher education. But now, some in China are grousing that the SAT may impose American...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:30 AM
BEIJING — The Beijing Independent Film Festival has a long history of absurd run-ins with the Chinese authorities, but this year's edition opened in such a Kafka-esque manner it could have been penned by an indie scriptwriter.
It began in mid-...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
BEIJING — Want to engrave a few words in Chinese on your new iPad? No problem — Apple offers consumers in mainland China free personalization. Just don't get too political.
Say you type in the Dalai Lama's name in Chinese characters into...
| Sep 27, 2013
So the German people have spoken, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected. That means the European Union will continue to be a tortoise. Next May, following the European Parliament elections, we will discover just how slow and unhappy a creature...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:57 AM
BEIJING -- Splashed across the front pages, there is China’s president, Xi Jinping, resplendent as he strolls with his photogenic first lady down the red carpet welcoming him in Malaysia.
There Xi is again in Jakarta — the first foreign...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:18 PM
BEIJING — Bo Xilai, at one time the most potent challenger to the current Chinese Communist Party leadership, was sentenced Sunday to life in prison for corruption.
The unexpectedly harsh sentence is likely to be interpreted as a sign of just...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:30 AM
BEIJING -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa might be leaving office at the end of next month, but he nonetheless got a personal audience Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The meeting came in advance of Xi’s scheduled trip to...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Chen Xitong, a former mayor of Beijing who backed the military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democratic movement during his term but later expressed regret, died at 82 on Sunday, two days before the 24th anniversary of the bloody quelling of the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:11 AM
BEIJING--It could hardly have been a more audacious attack or one that was aimed more directly at the bull's-eye that is the spiritual heart of China.
At 12:05 p.m. Monday, a white sport utility vehicle entered a sidewalk and drove nearly 500 yards,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:07 AM
BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and the six other top officials reportedly were at Tiananmen Square on Monday when a vehicle crashed and exploded nearby, leaving five dead.
Although there is no indication that the physical safety of the leaders,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:09 PM
BEIJING -- China’s top security official has concluded that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a separatist group, was responsible for the deadly attack Monday in which a car mowed down pedestrians at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square before...