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Tesla’s Musk Tours China Amid Rough Route

Reuters Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk is in China this weekend as part of a charm offensive aimed at reversing the electric car maker’s fortunes here. Mr. Musk is scheduled to participate in the Boao Forum for Asia, a four-day meeting that started Thursday in Hainan, a southern Chinese tropical province that is sometimes referred to the Hawaii of China.

Death With Chinese Characteristics: Yu Hua’s ‘The Seventh Day’

Novelist Yu Hua has a reputation for writing modern Chinese epics, but as the WSJ's Cameron White writes, Mr. Yu’s newest novel, “The Seventh Day,” marks a departure in form.

China’s Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another

A mummified monk encased in a Buddha statue that China claims was stolen from a village in eastern China a decade ago may not have been the only such mummy to go missing from the region.

China’s Corruption Czar Plays Terminator to Fugitives Abroad

China’s anti-corruption hero Wang Qishan is warning crooked officials that it’s “hasta la vista, fugitives.”

Making Corruption Unsustainable in China

Xi Jinping’s anticorruption campaign will only succeed if more is done to address the structural factors making corruption possible, writes former World Bank China director Yukong Huang.

China’s Tries to Catch a Ride on the Korean Wave

Chinese consumers' love affair with all things South Korea isn't going unnoticed by some of China's biggest companies. On Thursday, Inc., the country's second biggest online retailer behind Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., said itShow More Summary

A Potentially Powerful New Weapon in China’s War on Pollution

China now has a key tool for sidestepping weak government enforcement of pollution controls, but only if it's allowed to function as intended.

Tencent Dangles ‘Fresh Meat’ in Bid to Sell Music

Tencent Holdings used a trio of teen singers to draw hoards of girls, their mothers and a few bewildered dads to a concert on Wednesday night. Can it get them to buy music?

Skiing Is the Latest Obsession for China’s Wealthy

Skiing is taking off in a big way in China. Beijing sees the sport as part of its “China dream,” while entrepreneurs from the country’s ultracompetitive business world are rapidly embracing the thrill of life on the edge.

Looking for Bad Debt? Try Taobao

Buyers trawling Alibaba Group’s popular Taobao e-commerce platform can find everything from clothes and cheap baubles to houses. Now they can buy bad debt there, too.

From ‘Bambi’ to Kites, His Work Flies High

Tyrus Wong, an artist, illustrator, designer and calligrapher, spent many decades lending his visual stamp to some of Hollywood’s most beloved movies. Now his work is the focus of an eight-decade career retrospective at the Museum of Chinese in America in Manhattan.

Foxconn Leads Fight to Save Business Tax Breaks in China

Foxconn and other foreign businesses in China are fighting to save tax breaks and other benefits promised by Chinese cities and provinces, as Beijing ramps up a campaign against big spending by local governments.

‘Blind Massage’ The Big Winner as China Dominates Asian Film Awards

China triumphed at the 9th Asian Film Awards on Wednesday night, grabbing 10 prizes from 14 categories in a ceremony at the glitzy Venetian hotel in Macau.

China Spends to Extinguish Funeral Pollution

While pollution in China is typically associated with coal-fired power plants or the country’s ever-expanding fleet of exhaust-belching automobiles, state media attributes at least some of the smog to another source: the burning of dead bodies.

China Quashes Speculation on Base for Beijing-Led Development Bank

China has put an end to some of the guessing about the new bank it is setting up to promote infrastructure investment around the Asian region. It said the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or the AIIB, would be based in – no prize for guessing – Beijing.

Taiwan’s President Pays Respects to Singapore’s Lee – and Heed to China

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou made a low-key trip to Singapore to pay tribute to late Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew, without saying whether he was invited to attend Sunday’s state funeral, which is expected to draw other regional leaders including those from China.

Hong Kong’s Top Leader Predicts Opposition Will Be ‘Punished’

On Wednesday, three years to the day after he was declared Hong Kong’s next chief executive, Leung Chun-ying struck a combative stance as he spoke before a room full of bankers and investors from around the world.

No Sign of Letup in Chinese Demand for Korean Cosmetics

It’s no secret that South Korean cosmetics brands are a hot item in the Chinese-speaking world, riding a wave of buzz around Korean products that extends to music, dramas and fried chicken. But there’s still lots of room to grow, says market researcher Nielsen.

Offshore Malaysia, Rough Waters for Chinese Developers

Two Chinese developers aimed to make a splash abroad by building man-made islands in the waters between Malaysia and Singapore, but complaints from fishermen, environmentalists and Malaysia’s southern neighbor Singapore have left them treading water.

China, Gulf Feature Heavily in U.S. Homeland Security Report on Students

A new report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security highlights just how rapid growth has been in the number of international students -- most from China and oil-rich Gulf states -- attending American universities

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