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’Tis the season, it seems, for unwanted disclosures.
As the year comes to a close, population experts are urging China’s leaders to further slash the country’s birth restrictions, warning that changes to its notorious one-child policy aren’t stimulating enough births to solve an oncoming labor shortage.
China’s biggest oil company is eschewing everything from multibillion-dollar deals to employee birthday cakes. A company that supplies alcohol for high-end spirits makers has turned to making industrial chemicals, while a restaurant chain that once served spicy fish heads to well-fed officials is now investing in big data.
Stories set in contemporary China dominated the year in Asian movies, with both commercial and art-house films exploring ever-more-complicated modern life. Here are our picks for this year's excellent crop.
The day’s China news in pictures: An alpaca is used to celebrate Christmas, Hong Kong protesters demand the release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, people gather to celebrate the anniversary of Chairman Mao's birthday and mo...
Watch out, rude fliers: China may want to know your name.
China’s Communist Party leaders have been trying to root out corruption through an extended anti-graft campaign, vowing to bring down offenders big and small. But corruption in China is so widespread it’s now an elementary problem – or perhaps more precisely – an elementary school problem.
As a new generation of Chinese university graduates comes of age, their shifting aspirations could chip away at China’s longstanding obsession with buying property, a top state-backed think tank says.
An assault Christian churches in Wenzhou earlier this year worried many members of the city's considerable diaspora, and led to the hosting of a first-of-its-kind Christmas banquet for Wenzhounese in New York City.
China’s ambivalent relationship with Christmas deepened this week, with one city banning schools from celebrating the event and a school in another city attacking it as a foreign import.
The day's China news in pictures: Catholics celebrate Christmas Eve in a church in Shaanxi, pro-democracy protesters sing Christmas carols along the streets in Hong Kong, a couple dance during their wedding ceremony at a cave in Chongqing and more.
Labor protests have swelled this year in frequency and scale, reversing a recent decline in social unrest and underscoring tensions over wages and benefits among China’s migrant workers, a top state-backed think tank said Wednesday.
In China, people know the eastern city of Wenzhou as a center of entrepreneurship built on a foundation of lighters and zippers. They know it as a place where the dialect sounds so different from standard Mandarin that many Chinese consider it another language. It is also known for its churches.
The people behind a popular pro-democracy online news portal in Hong Kong plan to launch a successor, months after they closed down the first outlet amid what one founder called political intimidation.
The day's China news in pictures: Ice swimmers get in the holiday spirit, President Xi Jinping meets Egypt's leader in Beijing, rare cats emerge from quarantine in Chongqing.
The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to investigate a onetime top aide to former President Hu Jintao has resurfaced old scandals and lifted the cloak that shielded the former leader’s closest allies from scrutiny.
The day's China news in pictures: President Xi Jinping meets Egypt's leader in Beijing, rare cats emerge from quarantine in Chongqing, Taiwan unveils its first domestically-produced missile corvette and more.
President Xi Jinping has had the same effect on golf in China as a weekend thunderstorm: The entire game is on hold.
Following years of explosive growth, China’s shadow-banking industry is experiencing a sharp slowdown after Beijing tightened its grip on the sector.
Occupied Hong Kong, a vivid metaphor for U.S. foreign policy and sexist parking spots are just a few of the year's China Real Time highlights. See the rest here.