Beijing to offer 72-hour visa-free stay for foreign visitors

A 72-hour visa-free policy for foreign travelers to Beijing next year will significantly boost local tourism, officials hope…

Suspect arrested in China clothing factory fire that killed 14

A former worker told state media on Wednesday he set the fire that killed 14 young women at a Chinese clothing factory because he was angry over several hundred dollars in unpaid wages…

Royal Caribbean and Costa Cruises cancel Japan routes

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Costa Cruises Monday both canceled routes from Shanghai to Japan route…

Fire in clothing factory in south China kills 14

A fire in a clothing factory apparently caused by arson killed 14 people in southern China on Tuesday, officials and state media said…

China’s leaders pledge to reduce pomp and ceremony

China’s senior leaders have pledged to reduce ostentation and bureaucratic visits, meetings and talks, in order to remain close with the public…

Burmese group protests to Chinese Consulate

A recent crackdown following 11 days of protest s in Sagaing Region, Burma, lead to a protest here in front of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco. Protesters were demanding responsible acts by Chinese companies investing in Burma…

Chinese units of major US audit firms charged

Federal regulators have charged the Chinese affiliates of five of the biggest U.S. accounting firms with impeding the government’s investigation of Chinese companies…

Alibaba reaches 1 trillion yuan

The annual transaction volume for China’s online retailer Alibaba in 2012 exceeded one trillion yuan (160.6 billion U.S. dollars) by Friday…

Controversy over new China landmarks

The new landmark architecture in Zhouzhi City, Shaanxi Province, has became the focus of criticism…

China plans launch of iPhone 5

China Unicom began accepting pre-orders for iPhone 5 on Monday, one day later than China Telecom’s move on Sunday…