Panda Diplomacy: The World’s Cutest Ambassadors
March 16, 2017

What has two black eyes, a short fuzzy tail, ears that look like pom-poms and can repair international wounds with nothing but their presence? Read More

How Ping-Pong Diplomacy Thawed the Cold War
April 8, 2016

Find out how table tennis became an unlikely tool in international relations. Read More

Who Was Yuan Shikai?
March 22, 2016

The former Qing dynasty general, who became president of the newly declared Chinese republic only to proclaim himself emperor, was forced to abdicate a century ago. Read More

China Epicenter of 1918 Flu Pandemic, Historian Says
February 10, 2014

According to new research by a Canadian historian, the 1918 flu outbreak that killed 50 million people originated in China. Read More

Chinese Theme Park Announces Plans for Life-Size Titanic Replica
January 16, 2014

An investment group is hoping to claim its share of the market with a new Titanic theme park, slated to open in 2016. Read More

When “Panda-Monium” Swept America
January 9, 2014

As panda cub Bao Bao readies for her public debut, look back at the frenzied arrival of the National Zoo’s first giant pandas in 1972. Read More

Chinese Spacecraft Lands on Moon
December 16, 2013

The unmanned Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 3 and lunar rover Yutu (“Jade Rabbit”) made a historic landing on the moon this weekend. Read More

5 Chinese Leaders You Should Know
March 18, 2013

Take a look backward at five Chinese leaders who helped shape the most populous nation on Earth. Read More

In China, It’s Out With the Old, In With the Old
January 23, 2013

Chinese officials recently announced plans to demolish one historic area of Beijing in order to re-create another. Read More

Marco Polo Went to China After All, Study Suggests
April 17, 2012

A new study restores the Venetian explorer's honor by offering evidence that he did indeed reach China and Mongolia. Read More