Shanghai grad student Wu Heng hadn't planned to become a food activist but he couldn't stop himself after reading a news story about cooks slathering pork in chemicals to make it look and smell like costlier cuts of beef.
Chen Guangcheng and Bo Xilai represent the two poles of the Chinese political spectrum. Mr. Chen is a blind, self-taught lawyer and provincial activist for human rights who finds himself in a life-and-death struggle to reinterpret the system. Mr. Bo is a pampered scion of a famous Communist family, until recently a successful party apparatchik taking full advantage of systemic corruption but who is now facing censure.
A blind legal activist escaped house arrest in his Chinese village for American officials' protection, activists said Saturday, creating a diplomatic dilemma for the U.S. and Beijing days ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
A blind legal activist fled house arrest in his rural China village and made it to a secret location in Beijing on Friday, setting off a frantic police search for him and those who helped him, activists said.
China's leaders are finding it's a lot tougher to create a world-beating electric car industry than they hoped.
The 2 billion women in Asia are still paid less than men for similar work and are extremely underrepresented in top leadership positions, according to a report that estimates limits on female employment cost the region $89 billion a year in lost productivity.
He was voted one of the "50 Great Americans," holds 28 honorary degrees, and received the Defense Department's highest civilian decoration (Distinguished Service Medal) not just once, but five times.
Authoritarian governments are paranoid, but just because they are, as the saying goes, it doesn't mean they aren't threatened. The Chinese regime is no exception. We see a demonstration in the shadowy but decisive action taken by a normally ultracautious regime to purge a leading member.