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Why China Will Move Slowly — Very Slowly — on Legal Reform

Based on an initial report, the Communist Party's first plenary meeting devoted to law wasn’t interested in engineering far-reaching changes to China’s legal system. And there may be political costs to that reluctance.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Not Going Home, Says Former Government Official

“Time to go home,” former Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hua told pro-democracy protesters today. But his former deputy thinks demonstrators won’t clear the streets unless there are concessions on elections.

Picture China: Mao Portrait, ‘Yellow Umbrella’ App, Giant Yellow Duck

The day's China news in pictures: a paramilitary policeman stands juxtaposed against a portrait of Mao before Tiananmen Square, a Hong Kong app developer poses with his "Yellow Umbrella" app, starring local pro-democracy protesters, a giant yellow duck floats in Shanghai and more.

With New Poll, Hong Kong Protesters to ‘Fight For Democracy in a Democratic Way’

Leaders of protest groups demanding democratic elections in Hong Kong say they are planning to poll supporters on Sunday, to ask whether recent concessions offered by the government are acceptable.

China Wants to Make Judicial System More Independent, Professional

China’s Communist Party vowed to address public frustration with the country’s legal system by making it more independent and professional, even as leaders reasserted their dominance over the courts.

Heard in the Hutong: China’s Legal Reform

China’s top party leaders met in Beijing this week for a plenary meeting devoted to governing the country according to law – the first time in its history the party has held a plenum on legal issues. As the meetings wound up, China Real Time hit the streets in Beijing to hear what residents think of the country’s legal system.

Pro-Democracy Banner Occupies Hong Kong’s Iconic Lion Rock, Spawns Memes

After occupying Hong Kong’s major roads, pro-democracy protesters have occupied a landmark dear to the hearts of the city’s residents.

Banker Video-Bombs Live Interview With Hong Kong Protesters

A senior J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. banker walking to lunch on Wednesday interrupted a live roundtable webcast on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests to express his frustration over the continued street blockage.

Picture China: Protester Plant, Wedding Gown of Face Masks, APEC

The day's China news in pictures: pro-democracy protesters plant a snake plant in Hong Kong, a Chinese artist wears a wedding gown made of face masks, a worker yawns inside the ballroom for APEC finance ministers meeting and more.

Hong Kong Official Rules Out Clearing Protest Sites—For Now

A Hong Kong official said the government for now won’t attempt to clear areas that have been occupied by protesters for weeks, but he didn’t rule out a tougher approach to end the impasse eventually.

Xiaomi Moves International Users’ Data Out of China

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi says it’s been moving data belonging to international users to servers outside of China, its latest effort at assuring users of privacy.

China Economy on Track for Sweeping Reform, Report Finds

China’s leadership is making real headway in an ambitious program to liberalize its economy and if all goes to plan it will maintain a respectable 6% growth rate in 2020, according to a new detailed analysis of the reform agenda laid out at last year’s third plenum of the Chinese Communist Party.

Hong Kong Protests Take a Toll on Leader’s Approval Rating

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying’s approval rating dropped sharply in the days after pro-democracy protests began, according to the latest public opinion poll by the University of Hong Kong.

For Hong Kong Protesters, Ridicule Proves an Effective Formula

On the streets of Hong Kong, protesting students have found a novel way to assail their opponents. They sing “Happy Birthday.”

The Hong Kong Protests From a Cyclist’s Point of View

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests have blocked many streets from traffic, making them a haven for local bicyclists. The WSJ's Menglin Huang records a unique experience from her bike.

Chinese Cities’ Smog-Fighting Plans Are ‘Unsmooth, Uncoordinated’

Although China’s northern cities are no stranger to debilitating smog, municipal officials still struggle to cope with intense spells of air pollution.

Picture China: Panda Scuptures, Protest Wedding, Lion Dance

The day's China news in pictures: 500 panda sculptures with different looks are on display in Nanning, a couple take wedding photos on an occupied street in Hong Kong, two men await to perform a lion dance and more.

Universal to Launch Theme Park in China

Universal Parks & Resorts is opening a 20 billion yuan ($3.26 billion) theme park in Beijing.

No Good Choices: A Maid’s Fight for Justice in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is home to hundreds of thousands of women from Indonesia and the Philippines who work as “helpers” in pursuit of meager wealth. Follow one woman’s tale as she seeks to put her life back together after a horrific crime.

When Hong Kong Protests Are Over, Where Will the Art Go?

As Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests wane, what will become of the iconic artwork Umbrella Man, the Lennon Wall of sticky notes and all the banners? WSJ's Ramy Inocencio talks with two museum curators and tours the sights before they disappear.

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