Japanese firms have shut factories in China and urged expatriate workers to stay indoors in the wake of angry protests over a territorial dispute.
Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping's visit to the US next week could set the mood for the next decade that he is likely to serve as president.
Chinese forces have fired tear gas to break up a protest by Tibetans in the province of Sichuan, the latest flare-up of volatile unrest there.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says he will make job creation a more urgent priority in the face of slowed economic growth and weakened exports.
A stream of warnings in state media has exposed how nervous Beijing is about microblogs and their potential to tear at the seams of party censorship.
China's media are curbing combative reporting of a train disaster after what observers said were orders from the Communist Party's propaganda arm.
China's millions of rural workers will become a serious threat to stability unless they are better treated in their new urban homes.
Google has become a "political tool" vilifying the Chinese government, an official Beijing newspaper has said of Google's hacking attack claims.
A prominent human rights lawyers in China remains missing three days after he called his wife to say he was led away by state security police.
Chinese police said prominent artist and rights activist Ai Weiwei is under investigation "for suspected economic crimes".