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Pressure on China to Further Reduce Birth Restrictions

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.

How the Graft Crackdown is Rippling Through China’s Economy

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.

The 10 Essential Asian Films of 2014

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.

Picture China: Christmas Alpaca, Mao’s Birthday, More Hong Kong Protests

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...

Class Dismissed: China Graft Probe Targets Sticky-Fingered School Principals

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.

China’s University Graduates Dismissing Home-Ownership Dreams, Report Says

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.

Fallen Crosses in ‘China’s Jerusalem’ Give Birth to Christmas Banquet in Queens

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 Gets its Claus Out for Christmas

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.

Picture China: Pro-Democracy Christmas Carlos, a Cave Wedding

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 Disputes a Growing Threat to Social Stability in China, State-Backed Think Tank Says

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.

Fallen Crosses in ‘China’s Jerusalem’ Give Birth to Christmas Banquet in Queens

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.

Taking a Stand: Resurrection Awaits for Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy House News

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.

Picture China: Ice Swimming, Xi Meets Al-Sisi, White Tigers

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.

A New Phase in China’s War on Corruption

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.

Picture China: Xi Meets Al-Sisi, White Tigers, Taiwan Warship

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.

Chinese Golf Heads Into the Rough as Xi Takes a Swing

President Xi Jinping has had the same effect on golf in China as a weekend thunderstorm: The entire game is on hold.

Dark Times For China’s Shadow-Banking Boom

Following years of explosive growth, China’s shadow-banking industry is experiencing a sharp slowdown after Beijing tightened its grip on the sector.

CRT’s 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014: Protests, Impotence, Pink Parking

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.

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