Los Angeles Times
Chinese Australian artist Guo Jian arrived in Sydney this morning after being expelled from China. His deportation came after he completed a pool-table-sized Tiananmen Square artwork slathered with 160kg pig meat.
Pollution in Beijing was stuck at unhealthy levels for the sixth straight day, prompting warnings for people to stay indoors as thick grey smog shrouded the capital a week before the annual meeting of China's legislature.
Former basketball star Dennis Rodman, facing a backlash for a series of visits to North Korea, has checked himself into an alcohol-rehab facility, US media report.
Shanghai warned children and the elderly to stay indoors for at least a seventh day this month, intensifying pressure on local authorities to control the worst smog since government monitoring began last year.
China is poorly prepared to tackle the impact of climate change that presents a serious threat to the country, thanks to a lack of planning and public awareness, the government said.
Shanghai ordered vehicles off the road and factories to cut production after pollution reached hazardous levels, as Hong Kong announced plans to introduce an air quality index that assesses health risks from smog.
Beijing unveiled yet another slew of measures to curb a choking pollution problem, including limiting the number of new vehicles on the roads and closing or upgrading the facilities of 1,200 companies.
As China's economy slows, the new leadership faces the difficult challenge of reviving growth even as an increasing proportion of the population resists any further deterioration of the nation's environment.
Chinese state media blames Syrian opposition forces in unusually specific finger pointing for training Muslim extremists responsible for the deadliest unrest in four years in China's far-western region of Xinjiang.
The Chinese government loosens restrictions that kept Tibetan monks in two provinces from openly revering the Dalai Lama, Radio Free Asia reports.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard plans to push the boundaries of military co-operation with the People's Liberation Army when she arrives in China on Friday.
Chinese are learning to say 'no' the status quo as rampant pollution takes its toll.
BEIJING: Xi Jinping visited the southern province of Guangdong in his first trip since taking over the Communist Party, drawing parallels to a 1992 tour by the paramount leader Deng Xiaoping that spurred economic opening.
Two years ago on June 4, the most sensitive date in the Chinese political calendar, a princeling called Ji Pomin was laying a carpet for his elderly mother when he received an intriguing text message from a high-placed friend.
IT IS A measure of the scale of China's challenges and aspirations that Hu Jintao is widely seen as a disappointment despite handing over an economy that is four times larger in US dollar terms than the one he took charge of exactly one decade ago.
BEIJING: Xi Jinping, a son of the communist aristocracy, has been handed uncontested authority to lead the world's most populous nation through the next decade.
BEIJING: Hopes are evaporating that key reform-minded leaders will squeeze into the new team that will lead China for the next five years.
WHEN China's long-suffering liberals look for clues about their incoming leader, Xi Jinping, they often take hope from a belief that his father courageously condemned the Beijing massacres that followed the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
IT'S the most complex relationship in the history of the world. Geoffrey Garrett might have been talking about his fellow panel members, Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's ''two aspiring prime ministers'', as an audience member described them. But it was a panel on US-China relations so Professor Garrett, the dean of the business school, who is also the founding CEO of the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, was talking about the US and Chinese economies.