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Beijing Revs Up State Inc.

Investment by Chinese state-owned companies is resurgent, surpassing private investment growth as Beijing tries to keep its slowing economy from stalling.

Tech Group to Trump: U.S. Can’t Take On China Alone

U.S. economic and national security is threatened when China disregards global trade rules, but Washington shouldn't try to take on Beijing alone, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think tank.

China’s Statistics Bureau Shows It Is Service-Minded

China has unveiled a new gauge aimed at tracking acupuncture, theme parks and other services at a time when it is trying to restructure the world’s second-largest economy away from exports and manufacturing to consumption.

China Set to Tweak Civil Code to Punish Revisions of Martyr Lore

Anyone who slanders or otherwise harms the image of Communist Party heroes and revolutionary martyrs could face legal liability under a clause lawmakers added to draft rules for China’s first unified code of civil law.

Li Na Is China’s Most Bankable Athlete—Even in Retirement

China’s biggest tennis star is still the darling of some of the most well-known brands in the world, nearly three years after her retirement.

Video: China’s New ‘Rap-aganda’ Tells You What President Xi Cares About

In recent years, China’s Communist Party has been using rap songs to get its message across. The latest one, released during the party’s annual legislative session, is about “the six ‘small’ issues President Xi Jinping is watching.”

In Reshaping China’s Financial Regulation, Is Big Better?

Wu Xiaoling, a former deputy governor at the People's Bank of China, says China should make the three sector regulators do more rather than centralize oversight powers under the central bank.

While Blue Skies Hover Over Lawmakers, Parents Write In on Smog

As the government pledges to turn the countries' skies blue, Chinese parents say they're not satisfied

China Tries Red-Carpet Treatment for a ‘Ministers’ Corridor’

A 100-meter strip of red carpet known as the "Ministers' Corridor" inside the Great Hall of the People has long been where journalists try to catch ministers as they enter the main hall for China's annual sessions of the National People’s Congress and a political-advisory body. State media has lately given it wall-to-wall coverage.

China’s New Film Ratings Don’t Cut Out the Censors

In China, people generally don’t get to see movies with excessive amounts of violent content, bad language and nudity -- all that gets cut by the censor. But now they’re also getting a warning about what was taken out.

China’s Annual Political Theater Gets a Shot of Movie Star Power

Jackie Chan, a member of a Chinese government advisory body, drew several hundred journalists to an event where the actor was by far the star panelist.

China’s Latest Industrial Policy Is a Waste and a Challenge, Business Group Says

China’s latest plan to dominate advanced manufacturing marshals billions of dollars in subsidies, investment and other government support that a foreign group says distort the market and may end up wasting a huge amount of capital.

Xi’s Name Appears, Then Disappears, in Chinese TV Costume Drama

Did the makers of a historical drama set in ancient China sneak in a reference to President Xi Jinping--and in a less-than-honorable light?

Early Look: China’s Rosy Economic Outlook Has a Few Thorns

China’s leaders are banking on steady economic growth to ensure a smooth transition ahead of a Communist Party leadership reshuffle later this year. It looks like they will get their wish. Domestic business activities appear to have held steady from late last year, according to a poll of economists. Show More Summary

Higher Growth Than China’s Target? It Might Be the Year for That

Li Yining, a prominent Chinese economist and a member of China's top government advisory body, thinks China has a good chance of exceeding its growth target this year.

Words Count: Chinese State of the Nation Speech All About the ‘Party’

The Chinese government’s annual policy blueprint runs more than 18,000 Chinese characters. Only a fraction of them are necessary to grasp this year’s theme: a dramatic emphasis on the Communist Party, in particular its leader.

China NPC 2017: The Reports

China's government 2017 work report, annual budget and economic development plan uploaded early, in both English and Chinese, for your reading pleasure.

Building Binge: ADB Calls for More Infrastructure Across Asia

Asia needs at least $1.5 trillion of roads, bridges and other infrastructure annually between now and 2030 to maintain its growth momentum, the Asian Development Bank says.

China Dials Back Its Lending to Wobbly Venezuela

Beijing continued to lend money to Venezuela last year but in smaller amounts than the year before, reducing its exposure to one of the world’s worst-performing economies.

Soccer Dreams in China’s Rust Belt

China’s smog-choked northern province of Hebei is no stranger to lofty goals. For one thing, it has to shut down two-thirds of its steel factories by 2020. Here comes another: becoming a provincial powerhouse in soccer.

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