Latest posts by Owen
8 November 2014
The two nations are at odds over a set of islands in the East China Sea. Beijing is also angry about Tokyo’s unwillingness to fully recognise its WWII atrocities.
7 August 2014
Lin Zhibo's appointment as dean of journalism school at Lanzhou University pitted the country's leftist nationalists against liberals pressing for more media freedom.
28 July 2014
A deteriorating environment and decreasing arable land threaten China’s ability to feed the world’s biggest population. The country is looking into GMO technology, but rice remains in a research stage.
22 July 2014
It's the latest food safety scandal to hit China, which has seen a spate of issues in recent years, including a 2008 milk contamination that killed six infants.
18 July 2014
Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine Brings on Heart-Wrenching Déjà Vu for Chinese Families Still Waiting on MH370 Answers
Memories are still fresh for Chinese families who don't know what happened to their loved ones after airliner MH370 vanished from radar screen in March.
14 July 2014
10 July 2014
China is targeting its arts groups' organised performances on foreign soil as part of a push for austerity.
7 July 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on the anniversary, as relations between Beijing and Tokyo have chilled over issues ranging from island disputes to the growing nationalism in both countries.
"Iron rice bowl" jobs promise free pensions, a liability for the Chinese government in recent years as it struggles with a looming pension deficit amid changing demographics.
12 April 2014
Benzene, a highly carcinogenic chemical, has been detected in the city's water supply, at one point measured at a level 20 times what is considered to be safe.