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Chinese Fund Assembles Star-Studded Cast of Advisers

A newly formed investment fund that bills itself as a vehicle for putting private capital to work around the globe took a step in that direction last week.

5 Things to Know About Turkey and the Chinese Uighurs

Growing numbers of China’s mostly Muslim Uighurs have been fleeing via Southeast Asia in the last year, many to find refuge in Turkey, which has strong cultural links to the Uighurs.

China’s Provinces Lower Their Sights After Most Miss Economic Targets

Most Chinese provinces missed their economic growth targets for last year, according to figures published Friday, in what would only recently have been an unthinkable event but is another sign of the economy’s rapid deceleration.

Making Nice: China’s Statement on Disputed Alibaba Fakes Claims

The China State Administration for Industry and Commerce late on Friday released a statement that has Alibaba Group claiming vindication in a dispute over alleged sales of fakes and other misdeeds on Alibaba’s sales platforms.

Chinese Education Minister Warns Against ‘Infiltration’ of Western Ideas

Chinese teachers should be on their guard against the infiltration of Western ideas, the country’s education minister says. Also, while they’re at it, they should stop complaining and venting their grievances in front of students as well.

Chinese Lawmaker’s Illegal Beijing Dig Goes Horribly Wrong

A basement illegally dug under a Beijing politician's home allegedly caused the collapse of four nearby houses and left 15 neighbors homeless.

Why Scrapping Quotas in China’s Criminal Justice System Won’t Be Easy

Chinese judges have long operated under requirements that they meet certain quotas or targets for guilty verdicts and case completions, with likely sanctions ranging from warnings to being expelled from the court if they fail to com...

China Trumps U.S. for Foreign Investment

China became the world’s top destination for foreign direct investment in 2014, edging the U.S. out of that position for the first time since 2003, according to figures released Thursday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Chinese-Buffett Deal Food for Thought for Seekers of U.S. Visas

What was once the only skyscraper in Rockford, Ill., is getting an overhaul under an urban-renewal program that is bringing together Warren Buffett and Chinese investors looking for a U.S. visa.

Hungry in Hangzhou? McDonald’s Applies to Lease Taiwan Leader’s Home

For years, local authorities in the Chinese city of Hangzhou have put Taiwan leader Chiang Ching-kuo's former home up for rent. Now they have a taker: McDonald's.

On Carbuncles, Battalions and Crows: Choice Words in Alibaba’s Fakes Fight With Beijing

When a Chinese agency accused Alibaba Group in a white paper of allowing fakes, bribery and other misdeeds on its Taobao marketplace, it did more than shake up investors.

Turning the World’s Largest Human Migration Into a Play: Q&A with Frances Cowhig

When Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig embarked on writing “The World of Extreme Happiness,” a play that follows one young woman’s migration from China’s countryside to a factory in Shenzhen, she wanted to make sure the play didn’t put China in a negative or positive light.

My ‘Chinese Mom’: For Expats Far from Home, Even Realtors Can Stand in for Family

Just three weeks after moving 8,000 miles from home, I had my first apartment of my own in Hong Kong. The only thing missing? An emergency contact. Enter Sandy Chung, my broker-turned-"Chinese mom."

Pentagon Pauses New Exchanges With China

The Pentagon put on hold an effort to expand defense ties with China, saying it wouldn’t agree to a major new military exchange until the two countries can agree on rules for airborne encounters between their warplanes.

China’s Rules Smother GMOs, Researcher Says

China's government has too many rules restricting the adoption of genetically modified food, and that’s ultimately hurting its long-term competitiveness in the sector, according to a leading Chinese researcher on the topic.

A Closer Look At China’s Alibaba Allegations

See details of China's unusually direct criticism of Alibaba Group Holding, an Internet giant that’s normally seen as a darling of Chinese commerce.

Criminal Speech? The Weibo Posts That Could Send Chinese Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang to Prison

Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has never been one to hold his tongue. A document from a law firm that began circulating online Tuesday night shows how police are trying to use that outspokenness to send him to prison.

China Can Urbanize or Control Debt, But Not Both

Beijing has a new plan to contain the growth of local government debt. But if it it’s good on its word, it could crimp the ability of localities to finance another Beijing priority: boosting the number of people who live in China’s cities.

China Owns ‘Great Firewall,’ Credits Censorship With Tech Success

All those people worried that China's Internet controls are stifling innovation and hindering business decisions, please relax. According to the central government, censorship has actually been a boon to the country’s economy.

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