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Chinese hold a vigil in Hong Kong on June 4 in remembrance of the 1989 crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. Spring has long been a time of social unrest in China.

Clusters of migrant workers, parents and townspeople have taken to the streets in different parts of China to voice complaints over everything from regional discrimination and a growing wealth gap to government corruption and lead poisoning among children. Read more»

Several Chinese media outlets are reporting that a 20-year-old worker at Foxconn's factory in Chengdu killed himself on Thursday, marking the latest in a long string of bleak news for employees of the electronics giant here. Read more»

Apple's iPad

An explosion Friday night at Foxconn’s newest China mega-factory—the plant in Chengdu that manufacturers the iPad 2 —has killed two workers, injured 16 others and raised more questions about the company’s safety practices. As yet, the company has not disclosed the cause of the explosion but said it is investigating. Read more» 1

With top-level U.S.-China talks set for Beijing this week, Sino-American relations are once again grabbing headlines. Here are five things you should know about the U.S.-China relationship. Read more» 1

Not so long ago, it was popular in China to point at school shootings in the United States as evidence of major problems in American society. Read more»

Google has finally made its move, shifting searches from China to Hong Kong more than two months after threatening to quit China over hacking and censorship. Read more»

A Taiwanese manufacturer that makes LCD screens and components for tech giants like Apple confirmed Thursday that more of its workers in China were sickened by chemical exposure than it previously reported. Read more»

An Amur tiger.

The residents of this tiny village have always had a difficult relationship with the local predators, the massive tigers they call "king of the mountains." There are fewer than 20 wild tigers left in this remote northern corner of China bordering Siberia, a few miles from North Korea. Read more»

After days of circumspect near-silence amid an international debate on Chinese censorship and surveillance that began more than a week ago when Google threatened to quit its operations here, China came out swinging Friday. Read more»