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A girl wounded during the clash between the army and students on June 4, 1989 near Beijing's Tiananmen Square is carried out by a cart. (Manuel Ceneta/AFP/Getty Images)

Tiananmen at 25: Looking Back on a Dark Day in China's History

Susan Jakes, editor of Asia Society's ChinaFile website, offers some recommended reading on this 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. more
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (C), her daughters Sasha (L), Malia (2nd L), her mother Marian Robinson (R) and Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, pose for photographers in Beijing's Forbidden City on March 21, 2014.

Photos: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama Tries to Build Bridges on Visit to China

Terracotta warriors, table tennis, and the Forbidden City — halfway through Michelle Obama's goodwill visit to China, a slideshow captures highlights of her itinerary to date. more
An old man walks along a bustling street at night in Beijing, China on January 12, 2014. (Zhou/Ding/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Walking on a Busy Street in Beijing

An old man walks along a bustling street at night in Beijing, China on January 12, 2014. (Zhou/Ding/Flickr) more
Yiyun Li, author of Kinder Than Solitude

The Art of Solitude

Personal struggle, denial, connection more
On a snowy day tourists stop for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on February 8, 2014. (Nathan Quarles/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Snowy Morning in the Forbidden City

On a snowy day tourists stop for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on February 8, 2014. (Nathan Quarles/Flickr) more
Beijing's air quality in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013, as pictured by China Air Daily.

Interview: Blue Skies So Rare in China They Are Considered 'Tourist Attractions'

With China's air quality once again making headlines in recent weeks, we check in with China Air Daily's Michael Zhao to see if there's any reason for hope. more

Video: Can Beijing Clean Up its Air the Same Way New York and London Did?

The video "Fresh Air by 2030" is the latest offering from our partner site China Green, a production of the Center on U.S.-China Relations. more
Commuters cross a Beijing street in heavy air pollution, January 30, 2013. On this day, when PM2.5 readings reached a high of 315, according to measurements taken by the U.S. Department of State, Beijing officials urged people to stay indoors. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Could Beijing's Air Today Really Be Worse Than Ground Zero's After 9/11?

As we pause to reflect on this somber anniversary, Emily Brill over at ChinaFile poses a rather unusual question: "Beijing’s Air in 2013 or Ground Zero’s After 9/11: Which Was Worse?" Her findings may surprise you. more
Alex Zhang Hungtai, also known as Dirty Beaches, onstage at Animal Social Club in Rome, Italy on October 19, 2011. (Flavia/Flickr)

Interview: Globe-Trotting Musician Alex Zhang Hungtai on 'Living Life' for His Art

The Taipei-born, Berlin-based Dirty Beaches frontman chats about making music in Beijing, his love of Wong Kar Wai movies and his own forays into filmmaking. more
At Great Leap Brewing microbrewery in Beijing, there are at least 12 beers on tap and over 40 different beers available year-round. (Great Leap Brewing)

Interview: Great Leap Brewery Founder Taps Into China's Thirst for a Good Microbrew

"There is no magical way to do business in China," says American expat and Great Leap Brewery founder Carl Setzer. "There is only case-by-case experience and know-how." more