Beijing is considering introducing a law that makes it compulsory for people to visit their elderly relatives, with people being given the chance to sue their family members if they feel they have been abandoned. Talk of the new law goes right to the heart of a major problem currently facing China. Its population is rapidly aging - 400 million Chinese will be over 60 by 2040, with no social safety net to look after them.
In prison for "inciting subversion", Chinese pro-reform campaigner Liu Xiaobo is to miss the Nobel Prize ceremony on Friday. He was awarded the 2010 Peace Prize for drafting a document calling for democratic reform in the country. China has been infuriated that the award has been given to a dissident and called on other countries to boycott the event in protest.
Strikes by workers in China are becoming increasingly frequent with high profile stoppages across the country in the last few weeks, making headlines across the World. China's labour force is developing, and with that development comes increasing calls for better wages and working conditions.
Seventeen people have been killed in China, fifteen of them children, in a series of attacks on schools that have swept the country since March. Another 80 people have been injured. The government has promised to crack down on violence and improve security at establishments, but there are still fears there could be more copycat attacks to come.
When you think of France, visions of cheese, wine and romance will probably spring to mind. It sounds like a cliché, but for many it's just what they want. And at the Shanghai World Expo, French businesses are making the most of the stereotype: it's a way of promoting French products in the massive Chinese market.
As Beijing celebrates the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China with a massive military parade through the city centre, we discuss the country's spectacular progress to the rank of global superpower.
Many Chinese are looking for solutions from the father of the People’s Republic, Mao Zedong, amid the economic crisis. Mao's Little Red Book is making an impressive comeback among Chinese students, anxious about their future.
After easing restrictions during the 2008 Olympics, Chinese authorities are again clamping down on foreign journalists, barring them from talking to Tibetans and blocking them from hotels, says FRANCE 24's Henry Morton in western China.
With foreign journalists barred from Tibet, France 24 reporters travelled to the neighbouring province of Sichuan to speak to Tibetans about the 50th anniversary of their failed revolution. They found the Chinese authorities less than welcoming.
More than 20 million migrant workers have lost their jobs since the start of the financial crisis, and many are now descending on the capital Beijing, in a desperate hunt for work. But with few employers, most find themselves sleeping rough.