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Gay Couples in China Look Abroad to Start a Family

Laurie Burkitt
Xu Zhe decided a few years ago that he wanted to get married and have a baby—typical life plans for a young man in China.

Q. and A.: Johannes Chan on Academic Freedom in Hong Kong

The governing council of the University of Hong Kong rejected this week the nomination of Johannes Chan.

Suspect in China Parcel Bombings Died in Explosion, Police Say

Wei Yinyong, 33, a local man previously named as a suspect, was identified following DNA tests.

China’s 3,000-Acre Aircraft Carriers Could Change the Balance of Power in the Pacific

That’s why the United States needs to act now.

Gay Subway Proposal an Internet Hit in China

Pamela Boykoff, Shen Lu and Serena Dong
Attitudes towards gay rights are gradually shifting in China. Two decades ago, gay couples could face arrest under sodomy laws.



The Future of Autonomy in Hong Kong

David Schlesinger, Denise Y. Ho, Ho-fung Hung, Samson Yuen, Alvin Y.H. Cheung, Edmund Cheng, Sebastian Veg
Yesterday, the governing board of Hong Kong University, one of the territory’s most esteemed institutions of higher education, voted to reject the promotion of Johannes Chan, a former law school dean, over the objections of the faculty and students...

U.S. Pulls Spies from China After Hack

Evan Perez
The U.S. suspects that Chinese hackers were behind the breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which exposed the fingerprints of 5.6 million government employees.

China Says Arrests Two Japanese for Spying

Linda Sieg and Kaori Kaneko
Japan's Asahi newspaper said one man was taken into custody in China's northeast province of Liaoning near the border with North Korea and the other in the eastern province of Zhejiang near a military facility...

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Xi and Obama Should Make a BIT Breakthrough

President Xi Jinping has begun his first state visit to the United States to meet U.S. President Barack Obama in what state councilor and former foreign minister Yang Jiechi has called “a pivotal meeting at a critical time.”Xi arrived in the United...

Rights Group Demands Chinese Supporters of Hong Kong Democracy Be Freed

Amnesty International called for the release of eight mainland Chinese activists.



Weak Case for UK’s China-Funded Nuclear Plant, Critics Say

Isabel Hilton
The U.K. and China moved closer this week to finalizing the finance of a highly controversial plan to build the first new nuclear power plant in the U.K. for a generation. The plant, Hinkley Point C in Somerset, western England, is seeking Chinese...

Top Hong Kong Judges Defend Rule of Law in Face of China Pressure

Two top Hong Kong judges on Friday defended the rule of law in an apparent rebuke of China's top official...

Six Questions for Chinese President Xi Jinping

Steven Mufson
Chinese President Xi Jinping does not usually conduct open news conferences, but when in America, do as the Americans do.