Jan 28, 2014 — China's rapid growth has been fueled in large part by rampant borrowing. Local governments have racked up nearly $3 trillion in debt. Experts say such growth isn't sustainable, but the Communist Party controls the banking system, so defaults aren't likely.
Dec 20, 2013 — If confirmed, the Montana Democrat would succeed Ambassador Gary Locke. Baucus had already announced he would not seek re-election next year. An early departure gives Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a fellow Democrat, the chance to appoint another member of their party to serve out the term.
Nov 26, 2013 — China announced over the weekend that it had expanded an air-defense zone to cover islands that are claimed by both it and Japan. The U.S., Japan and others said they wouldn't recognize that new zone. On Monday, officials tell news outlets, U.S. Air Force bombers flew through.
Nov 16, 2013 — The latest film from Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki tells the story the engineer who designed the Mitsubishi Zero, the fighter plane used in attacks on Pearl Harbor. The Wind Rises is drawing sharp criticism from around Asia, where the wounds of World War II have yet to heal.
Nov 15, 2013 — The Communist Party said it would loosen restrictions on foreign investment in e-commerce and other businesses, and allow private competition in state-dominated sectors. The announcements are being described as China's biggest economic overhaul in two decades.
Aug 29, 2013 — The Chinese city is trying something new to placate tourists disappointed by the curtain of smog that now envelops the classic skyline.
Jun 26, 2013 — The world has been thumbing its nose at the U.S. government as it seeks the extradition of Edward Snowden, who's accused of espionage for revealing U.S. surveillance programs.
Mar 6, 2013 — Reporting in China is sometimes a cat-and-mouse game with authorities, who want to keep journalists far from the scene when unrest breaks out.
Feb 21, 2013 — As news continues to come in about evidence of hack attacks from China, more companies and agencies are stepping forward to say they were targets of such snooping. Chinese authorities continue to say the state is not behind the attacks.
Feb 19, 2013 — Years of cyberattacks have produced evidence tracing them to Shanghai, according to researchers from Mandiant Corp. More precisely, to a place where the People's Liberation Army conducts such work.