Sun Wenlin (L) and his partner Hu Mingliang during their wedding ceremony in Changsha city, Hunan province May 17, 2016. The city government rejected their application for a marriage license. (EPA)

Gay rights in China

Homosexuality may not be illegal in China, but LGBT people in the world's most populous country often live their lives in the shadows. By one...
Elephant tusks are stacked in one of around a dozen pyres of ivory, in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 28, 2016.  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, file)

The business of poaching

Might your children or grandchildren someday live in a world without rhinoceroses or African elephants? The chances of that are probably higher...
Chinese troops practice marching near a billboard showing Chinese President Xi Jinping and the slogan "Strive to build a People's Liberation Army that obeys the Party, Wins the war and has outstanding work style“ at a camp on the outskirts of Beijing,  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China’s new challenges

For more than two decades, China has moved from strength to strength. Its economic miracle has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty...
APEC 2014 Summit in Beijing, China

President Xi’s Great Firewall grows

By blocking VPNs, Beijing has made evading censors harder Guilin, China -- During a recent visit to this tourist haven on the Li River, we ran head...