Being Lord Voldemort in Africa
Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe arrived Friday in Ivory Coast, feeding China's and Japan's already tense rivalry.
China's coy game of intimidation with foreign media (Q&A)
Beijing has been playing hardball with the foreign media in recent months. But then it suddenly softened its stance. What's going on?
Brrrrr. The Harbin ice and snow sculpture festival opens in China
Castles, rubber ducks, Buddhas, Egyptian pyramids and horses … is there anything that can't be made out of ice and snow?
A field guide to hazardous China clichés
Western media commonly use these five Communist Party catchphrases. Hello, George Orwell?
7 of the most badass women who ever lived (who you've probably never heard of)
For every Joan of Arc, there’s a Mongolian wrestler princess; for every Mata Hari, there’s a Colombian revolutionary spy; for every Ada Lovelace, there’s a pin-up Austrian telecoms inventor.
Commentary: I have a dream, a 'Chinese dream'
Life is filled with dreams, dreams that give our life meaning and inspire us to pursue a better future.
17 delightful animals playing in snow all over the world
So. Cold. Outside. You'd better stay in and binge-watch these animals videos.
China unblocks websites of Reuters, Wall Street Journal
The websites had been blocked for months in apparent retaliation for reporting on Chinese leaders and their wealth.
Voldemort dragged into China-Japan dispute over war shrine
The latest spat between the Asian neighbors has descended into name-calling of the wizard variety.
First Taiwan-born panda charms media
Yuan Zai agilely climbed up and down for most of her 30-minute media preview ahead of her public unveiling next week.
More like global colding (PHOTOS)
It's snowing in a lot of places around the world today.
This eccentric Chinese tycoon is trying to buy The New York Times
Clownish recycling magnate Chen Guangbiao promises better China coverage.
Chinese balloonist lands in midst of isle dispute with Japan
Japan and China have been repeatedly scrambling fighter jets against perceived threats, raising fear that a miscalculation could lead to conflict.
A talk on China with US undersecretary of international trade Francisco Sánchez
Q&A: What does the Chinese dream mean for Sino-US economic ties? And are Chinese companies treated fairly in the US?
China tells Communist Party officials to stop smoking in public
Bureaucrats are banned from smoking in government buildings, schools, hospitals, sports arenas and on public transportation.
Getting rich off Chinese 'fraud' on Wall Street
US investment firm Muddy Waters Research has slayed several Chinese firms traded on North American exchanges. But are its methods flagging?
Chinese president dines out at roadside bun shop
President Xi Jinping's visit to a Beijing bun shop won him accolades, as he briefly abandoned the tight security surrounding Chinese leaders.
China's legislature adopts resolution easing one-child policy
The National People's Congress approved allowing parents to have a second child if one parent was an only child, China's state media reported on Saturday.
The top 10 most-read GlobalPost stories in 2013 prove you hate America, among other things
You also like weed. And you really can't believe how much pollution there is in China.
The 12 (rocky) months of US foreign policy
Analysis: For the holiday season, a look at the foreign adventures this year that have brought joy and heartbreak to America and its, ahem, allies.
China marks Mao Zedong's birthday with curbed praise
China's political elite paid homage to Mao, visiting his mausoleum in Tiananmen Square, though it appears the party restrained itself from widespread, fervent praise.
Japanese PM Abe's visit to shrine draws condemnation from China, South Korea
China's official Xinhua news agency said the Japanese leader "knows perfectly what he is doing and the consequences."
China marks Mao Zedong's birthday with restraint
China's political elite paid homage to Mao, visiting his mausoleum in Tiananmen Square, though it appears the party avoided fervent praise.
China angry at Japan for increase in military spending
"Japan, on the one hand, claims to be a peace-loving country, exclusively adhering to a defense policy. Yet on the other hand, it peddles a so-called 'active pacifism', " the Chinese Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The 2013 Currency of the Year
Bitcoin is the Best Currency of 2013 because it kind of took over the world.
China will require its 250,000 journalists to pass a 'Marxism test'
Wanna report the news in the People’s Republic? You'd better know that the US 'is bent on undermining China.'
Myanmar: Hell hath no fury like Hpakant
Men seek to escape poverty in the jade mines. Instead, it’s the drug dealers and middlemen who get rich.
In mountainous Kachin, the government stands accused of 'genocide' by heroin.
The operation to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons is an impressive act of international cooperation
More than a dozen countries, not all of them friends, are working together to make this happen.
China confirms human death from new type of bird flu type
A 73-year-old woman died of the H10N8 strain of bird flu earlier this month, Chinese health officials said.
2013 was the second worst year for journalists in jail
More than 200 journalists have been imprisoned this year so far, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.