Chinese Embassies Battle Tibet Flag Hot Air Balloon...

The Guardian’s Caroline Davies reports an apparent battle by Chinese consular officials in the U.K., France, and Spain against an almost 100-foot Tibetan flag hot air balloon:...

State Department Watered Down Trafficking Report

The State Department is under fire for allegedly watering down a global report on human trafficking, despite opposition from the department’s human rights experts. Jason...

Debating the Reproductive Rights of Single Women

A longstanding regulation that prohibits single women from freezing their eggs gained renewed attention after actress Xu Jinglei recently announced that she had traveled to the...

Religious Affairs Bureau to Probe Shaolin Abbot

The abbot of Henan’s Shaolin Monastery, the Chan Buddhist institution famous for being the birthplace of China’s first institutionalized form of Kung Fu, will...

China Proposes to Keep Online Payments in Check

The South China Morning Post’s George Chen reports that China’s central bank has announced plans to limit third-party online payment services. The new draft rule,...

China Seeks Businessman Said to Have Fled to U.S., Further Straining Ties...

The New York Times’ Michael Forsythe and Mark Mazzetti report on Beijing’s demands that the Obama administration hand over businessman Ling Wangcheng, the wealthy...