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At Chinese Gray-Market Car Dealers, the Price Is Right

Glitzy brands and rock-bottom prices are luring car buyers to dealerships in Shanghai’s free-trade zone that sell parallel imports—cars brought into China without authorization of car makers or authorized dealers.

Elders Not Exempt: China Sentences Septuagenarian Journalist to 7 Years

A 71-year-old Chinese journalist on Friday became the third elderly critic of the Communist Party to be sentenced in court in less than a year, another sign of how Beijing’s tolerance for dissent has eroded under Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Spoiled Speed Demons: A Menace in China Since the Song Dynasty

In China, the wheel of history spins like the tires of an out-of-control candy-colored supercar.

China’s Levels of Bureaucracy Have Gotten ‘Ridiculous,’ Premier Says

In a statement released Thursday on the website of the State Council, China’s cabinet, premier Li Keqiang blame the nation’s bureaucrats for tying up Beijing’s policy directives in red tape, delay and archaic approval procedures that are putting off much-needed restructuring.

Heard in the Hutong: In Traffic-Heavy Beijing, Does the Car Still Appeal?

China’s largest auto show opens its doors to the media on Monday, giving auto makers a venue to show off their shiniest new vehicles to tempt consumers in the world’s largest car market. China Real Time hit the streets in Beijing to hear how residents typically get around the city and whether they are still coveting cars.

China Building Airstrip in Spratly Islands, Satellite Images Show

Fresh satellite imagery released Thursday shows that China has begun building a concrete runway on reclaimed land around a disputed reef in the South China Sea, according to the defense intelligence provider IHS Jane’s.

Endless ‘Journey:’ Monkey King Returns, Again, With U.S. Backing

Beijing Ruyi Xinxin Film Investment, a local firm that backed a slate of recent local box office hits, is working with Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures to produce a 3-D version of the Chinese legend that aims to be released in the summer of 2017.

U.S. Official’s China Visit Offers Peek Into Communist Party Training School

During her weeklong mission to China to change mindsets about American technology, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Thursday pressed the message at a Communist Party institution of higher learning.

Nearly Half of Hong Kong No Longer Biting on Shark’s Fin

If you’ve attended a wedding recently in Hong Kong, the chances are pretty high that shark’s fin wasn’t served.

China Sends Nuclear-Industry Message With New Reactor Approval

When China approved construction of the country’s first homegrown nuclear reactor, it was also sending a message to foreign companies whose Chinese projects are plagued by delays and cost overruns.

Model’s Lament: Covering Up China’s Car Show

When the Shanghai auto show opens its doors Monday, the car model known as InnerSoul won't be posing provocatively on the hood of a luxury car. She and other models will likely be out scouting for new jobs.

More and More Chinese People Are Having Pre-Marital Sex

First the Chinese were hungry. Now that they’re satiated, they're ready to talk about – and engage in – more sex.

Working with Iron: Meet Xi Jinping’s English Translator

Moments before Xi Jinping stepped onto a stage in 2012 for a ceremony that introduced him as China’s new leader, he told the man who would be translating his words into English to tweak the meaning of one line so that it would be more understandable to a global audience.

China’s Buffett Wannabes Head to Omaha

Warren Buffett has a global fan base, and hundreds of them travel from countries such as South Africa, Germany and India to Omaha every May to listen to the billionaire investor and his partner, Charlie Munger, speak at the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. annual meeting.

Did Japan Really Overtake China as the Biggest Foreign Holder of U.S. Treasury Debt? A Deeper Look at the Math

Japan marginally overtook China in February as the largest foreign holder of American debt, according to one set of the U.S. government's latest data. But that’s not necessarily the case if you look at the more granular figures.

What Developer’s Refund Offer Says About China’s Property Woes

In an unusual move for the Chinese property biz, a property developer that has been under a microscope will allow new buyers of its homes to return them to the developer for a refund, without demanding a reason.

The Unbearable Lightness of China’s Industrial Production

China’s first-quarter growth figure may have hit Beijing’s target on the nose, but its industrial data punched nothing but air.

China’s Infrastructure Bank Attracts 57 Founding Members – Prospectively

The rush to join the China-led Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank turned into a flood in the end. China’s Finance Ministry said Wednesday that 57 countries have become “prospective founding members.”

China’s First-Quarter GDP in Four Charts

China recorded its slowest growth rate since 2009. Here's a breakdown of the data in four charts.

Economists React: China’s Economic Growth Slows

China’s economy expanded 7.0% year-over-year in the first quarter -- its slowest pace in six years. See economists’ views on the last economic data.

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