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China is removing domes from mosques as part of a push to make them more 'Chinese'

Sunday, October 24, 2021

China is removing domes and minarets from thousands of mosques. Authorities are taking down overtly Islamic architecture as part of a "sinicization" push to make them seem more traditionally Chinese.

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Inside the jaw-clenching world of cricket fighting in China

Saturday, October 23, 2021

It's cricket fighting season in China, so NPR went ringside to learn about the centuries-old sport. Turns out, the bugs are really high maintenance, big money's involved and big mandibles matter.

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Amid a construction slowdown, China's economic growth weakens

Monday, October 18, 2021

Concerns about a faltering property company and widespread power shortages have resulted in China's slowest economic growth figures in a year.

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Afghan Uyghurs whose families fled China now fear the Taliban could deport them

Friday, October 15, 2021

Many Uyghurs living in Afghanistan want to leave now that the Taliban are back in control. They fear that the Chinese government could push the Taliban to deport them to China.

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Why a popular Tibetan Buddhist monastery is under investigation

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Red City Monastery was a thriving Tibetan Buddhist institution that attracted tens of thousands of wealthy pilgrims a year. Now it's under investigation.

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China and Taiwan claim Oct. 10 as a political holiday but for different reasons

Monday, October 11, 2021

Tensions between China and Taiwan are once again on display. Over the weekend, both celebrated Oct. 10, or Double Ten Day. The two nations have different reasons for marking the date.

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China wants to go carbon neutral, but has no way to forcibly end its reliance on coal

Friday, October 01, 2021

Can you force a power grid operator to ditch coal-fired power in favor of renewable energy? That's what Chinese courts are deciding in two landmark environmental law cases.

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Why China has to ration electricity and how that could affect everyone

Friday, October 01, 2021

China has more than enough capacity to generate energy. Here's why it is having to ration power, causing effects for consumers and supply chains around the world.

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In An Attempt To Sinify China, Authorities Are Removing Domes From Mosques

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

China wants to changes mosques to make them more Chinese. The mosque campaign has triggered a discussion on what being Chinese really means.

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A Conundrum Years In The Making, China Is Struggling To Find Workers For Factories

Monday, September 27, 2021

For decades, China exported better and cheaper stuff. But now China is experiencing a factory worker crunch that could lead to higher prices on exports. It's been a long time coming.

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China Releases 2 Canadians After Huawei CFO Is Sent Home To China

Monday, September 27, 2021

Canada released Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese tech executive who was arrested nearly three years ago on fraud charges by U.S. request. And then, China released two imprisoned Canadian men.

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U.S. Businesses In China Confident Despite Pandemic And Stagnant Bilateral Relations

Thursday, September 23, 2021

U.S. firms are confident about prospects in China despite a global coronavirus pandemic and stagnant bilateral relations, according to a new survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

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The Evergrande Group's Debt Issues Could Be A Drag On China's Economy

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

For decades, rising property prices helped enrich China. Now one of the country's biggest developers is facing bankruptcy. Policymakers fear it could send China's financial system into a tailspin.

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Court Ruling Deals A Blow To China's Faltering #MeToo Movement

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

An intern accused a well-known TV anchor of forcibly kissing her. In a ruling this week, a Beijing court found that it could not determine whether sexual harassment had occurred.

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Biden And Xi Jinping Speak For The 1st Time In Months Amid Fraying U.S.-China Ties

Thursday, September 09, 2021

In only their second call since Biden took office, the two leaders spoke about "the responsibility of both nations to ensure competition does not veer into conflict," according to the White House.

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Forget Tiger Moms. Now China's 'Chicken Blood' Parents Are Pushing Kids To Succeed

Monday, September 06, 2021

Fierce competition to get children into the top schools has spawned an aggressive parenting culture named for a traditional-medicine treatment in which chicken blood is injected to stimulate energy.

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They Fled China Decades Ago. Now, They Must Flee The Taliban In Afghanistan

Sunday, September 05, 2021

About 80 Uyghur families are among those trying to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. They're afraid if they stay, and China could pressure the Taliban to send them back to China.

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China Is Imposing Strict Lockdowns To Contain New COVID Outbreaks. But There's A Cost

Thursday, September 02, 2021

The severe restrictions on travel and movement are having a serious impact on citizens, international workers, students and more as China grapples with the pandemic.

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Beijing's Subway System Offers History At Each Stop, Both Above And Below Ground

Monday, August 30, 2021

For our Summer Travel series, our Beijing correspondent rides the city's subway system and explores the history of each stop — above ground and below ground.

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Is China's Zero Tolerance Approach To Fighting The Delta Variant Worth The Cost?

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

China is taking a zero tolerance approach to the delta variant through mass testing and sudden lockdowns. Can those measures work? And are they sustainable?

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