China has a chasm to cross before claiming itself an innovative powerChina has a chasm to cross before claiming itself an innovative powerChina's aura as the world's number 17th innovative power has been eclipsed by the fact that most of its patents and research papers are of low quality as well as Chinese companies' tech stranglehold by their foreign counterparts. The crux of China's quandary is lack of IPR protection, unfair market

Detained Chinese fishermen return homeDetained Chinese fishermen return home Returned Chinese fishermen go to hospital for medical check in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province on May 21. Photo: Xinhua …

Lai Changxing sentenced to life in prisonLai Changxing sentenced to life in prison Lai Changxing Photo:Reuters A Chinese court convicted Lai Changxing, who was deported from Canada, on smuggling and bribery charges a…

Netherlands an important partner of ChinaNetherlands an important partner of China Wu Bangguo (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), and his wife Zhang Ruizhen (R) meet wi…

Mekong murder suspect transferred to Chinese policeMekong murder suspect transferred to Chinese police Naw Kham (center), head of an armed drug gang, is seen during a transferring at Laos' Vientiane Wattay International airport, May 1…

China, US defense chiefs reach consensus on developing military tiesChina, US defense chiefs reach consensus on developing military ties Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie (second from left) attends a welcoming ceremony held by US Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta…

Fears grow that hard green card rules turning foreigners away from ChinaFears grow that hard green card rules turning foreigners away from China US citizen Eunice Moe Brock, who spent her childhood in Liaocheng, Shandong Province, receives a Chinese "green card" in 2009 from the …