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Monday, January 18, 2016
There's another surprising twist in the case of missing Hong Kong booksellers. One of the men appeared in mainland China, on government-run TV, and made a video-taped confession to an unrelated crime.
Friday, January 08, 2016
It's been an unnerving week for China's economy, the world's second largest. Prices fell so sharply on the Shanghai stock exchange that trading had to be halted for the day — twice.
Friday, January 08, 2016
The franchise isn't well known in the world's second-largest movie market. When the first Star Wars film debuted in 1977, Chinese were still wearing Mao suits and were largely cut off from the world.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Five booksellers have disappeared. "Everything is normal," one allegedly wrote in a fax to a colleague. But many doubt it, and suspect he and the others have been abducted by mainland Chinese agents.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Increased electric car sales are good for a country with a big pollution problem. Until recently only a few clean cars were on the road. The sales are also a bright spot for China's economy.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
China's steel sector used to be one of the country's industrial champs, growing at double-digit rates year after year. This year, however, demand has fallen for the first time in two decades.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Chinese tend to ignore the dangers of global warming even though the country already suffers the consequences of pollution today and faces serious potential threats in the longer term.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Grave robbers in central China pilfered a cemetery in Henan province last week, stole ashes from several grave sites and held them hostage. The robbers ripped open tombs at the Hongshan Cemetery in Xinyan City, according to the news website ifeng.com, where they spirited away ash-filled urns and left ...
Thursday, November 12, 2015
China's old industrial sector continues to decline. One of the economy's sectors that is doing well is e-commerce. But is its rapid expansion enough to halt the overall slide in China's growth?
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The one-day shopping spree is promoted by China's online retail giant Alibaba. More than $10 billion in sales were generated — more than five times the volume of last year's Cyber Monday in the U.S.
Saturday, November 07, 2015
In a landmark moment, the presidents of China and Taiwan held an 80-second handshake ahead of a historic meeting in Singapore on Saturday.
The handshake marked the first time that the two sides of the Chinese Civil War have come together since the Communists won the war in 1949, forcing ...
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
The leaders of China and Taiwan will meet in Singapore on Saturday, the first such meeting since the end of China's civil war in 1949. It comes just a couple of months before Taiwan's election.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
China's economic growth is slowing and misallocation of resources is making things worse. In one city in recession, the new airport is mostly empty and plans for a giant liquor factory have stalled.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Traveling in China used to be fun, sometimes even relaxing. As recently as the late 1990s, you could go to a Tibetan monastery out west that your Chinese friends had never heard of, hang out with nomads and chat with monks. Crowds were rare.
Those days are mostly over. China's ...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The city of Luliang, in China's coalfields, was to become home to a $5 billion business district. But corruption, reckless pursuit of growth and overcapacity led to a crash in its industrial economy.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
The Communist Party said the parade in Tienanmen Square was to commemorate the victory against the fascists during WWII, but countries in the region see the event as nationalistic, muscle-flexing
Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Friday, August 28, 2015
Shanghai's stock market rose Friday and investors are relieved. That doesn't change the fact that China's economy is undergoing a wrenching transition away from manufacturing, with more pain to come.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
China's leaders were, until recently, seen as highly competent in managing the economy. But a bungled currency devaluation and a stock market collapse have challenged the conventional wisdom.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Private museums are sprouting up along Shanghai's riverfront. The city that lures people seeking their fortune is also attempting to become a destination for art.