China taking on Wikipedia with its own online encyclopedia

Most entries on science and technology can be read, but a search for sensitive keywords such as "Dalai Lama" and "Xi Jinping" will result in the connection to the server being lost. Yang told the meeting China was under international pressure and felt an ... ( read original story ...)

My Beijing: The Sacred City

When I first came to Beijing in 1984, the city felt dusty and forgotten, a onetime capital of temples and palaces that Mao had vowed — successfully, it seemed — to transform into a landscape of factories and chimneys. Soot penetrated every windowsill ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing planning new approach to Taiwan affairs

Beijing has been reviewing its Taiwan policies after they failed to bear fruit and is considering a shake-up of the people in charge of cross-strait relations, sources and experts say. But analysts in Taiwan say that between 2008 and last year Beijing lost ... ( read original story ...)