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U.S., Other Countries Watch China's Movement In South China Sea

Monday, June 01, 2015

China is flexing its muscles in the South China Sea. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a group of diplomats in Singapore over the weekend that the U.S. was "deeply concerned" about China's activity.


Why A Chinese Government Think Tank Attacked American Scholars

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The think tank's article says professors are miscasting the history of the country's Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). That's big for the Communist Party, which is invested in history — and who interprets it.


How China's Censors Influence Hollywood

Monday, May 18, 2015

Huge box office numbers underscore how essential the Chinese market has become to Hollywood's bottom line. Money is power — meaning the Communist Party has increasing influence over big U.S. movies.


China Smartphone Sales Shrink, Market 'Increasingly Saturated,' Report Says

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Experts say nearly everyone in China who wants a smartphone has one. The challenge for manufacturers now is to convince them to upgrade.


Shanghai Tower: A Crown For The City's Futuristic Skyline

Monday, May 11, 2015

The 2,073-foot-tall Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building, opens this year. More than just a skyscraper, it's a symbol of Shanghai's — and China's — soaring ambitions.


People's Republic Of Uber: Making Friends, Chauffeuring People In China

Monday, May 04, 2015

Uber is becoming more popular in China, but many drivers say they don't do it for the money. They say they like the human connection and the freedom.


China's Latest Target: Funeral Strippers

Friday, April 24, 2015

In some parts of rural China and in Taiwan, hiring strippers to perform at the funeral of a loved one isn't considered absurd, but a good idea.


So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

Monday, April 20, 2015

Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to suggest more appropriate ones.


Sidewalk Touts Trade Tips On Shanghai's Booming Bull Market

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Shanghai exchange is on a tear, but there could be trouble ahead for ill-informed investors. Analysts say the current upswing is driven by perceptions rather than fundamentals.



Monday, April 06, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt, who has been driving Chinese people around Shanghai to meet a variety of people and better understand the rapidly changing country, takes his experiment to a whole new level.


For Chinese Migrant Workers, It Is Possible To Go Home Again

Friday, April 03, 2015

In the past, rural Chinese seeking success left their families and found work on the coast. Now, high wages mean factories are shifting inland and migrants are delighted to be following them home.


An NPR Reporter Chauffeurs A Chinese Couple 500 Miles To Their Rural Wedding

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt, who has been driving Chinese people around Shanghai to meet a variety of people and better understand the rapidly changing country, takes his experiment to a whole new level.


Chinese Couple's Marriage Is A Mix Of Old And New China

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In our Streets of Shanghai series, we hear about Charles who met his wife through a social networking app. The couple consulted a fortune teller before tying the knot.


2 Brothers In Rural China Beat The Odds; Practice Law In Shanghai

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The two brothers credit their parents for hard work and the expansion of university education in China, which gave them a springboard to white-collar careers.


500 Mile Free Ride Beats Crowded Train Over China's New Year

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

During Chinese New Year celebrations, hundreds of millions of people head home from coastal cities to the countryside. Among them, two guys who hitched a ride home to attend their weddings.


New Chinese Social Media Policy May Be Used To Target Political Speech

Friday, February 27, 2015

This weekend, the Chinese government will begin requiring people who use a vast array of social media and Internet messaging platforms to register with their real names. People believe it will target political speech.


Why Is Nearsightedness Skyrocketing Among Chinese Youth?

Thursday, February 05, 2015

More than 80 percent of high school students in Shanghai are myopic. A new study finds a link between higher income and poor eyesight. But the root cause is still hotly debated.


The Oscar Nominees Are In; The Shanghai DVD Sellers Are Stocking Up

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Academy Awards are coming this month and if you're still trying to see all the nominated films, it may be easier to find them in China than the U.S. As long as you don't mind the pirated version.


China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A fake bank in Nanjing bilked customers out of nearly $33 million. With trappings of a real bank, like security guards and LED screens, the bank fooled depositors attracted by higher interest rates.


Shanghai Fires 4 Officials Over Fatal New Year's Eve Stampede

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Investigators said the officials were off enjoying a banquet at an opulent Japanese restaurant during the stampede along the city's waterfront that killed three dozen people and injured 49 others.