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Hotpot High? Restaurants in China Spice up Food… With Opium

Chinese consumers are used to food safety scandals, from toxic heavy metals in their rice to cooking oil scraped up from the gutter. After those outrages, they might be grateful for some good old-fashioned painkillers in their soup.

Picture China: Potala Palace, Smoggy Day, Financial Forum

The day's China news in pictures: workers repaint the sloping stone walls of the Potala Palace during its annual renovation in Tibet, people wearing masks walk on a smog-shrouded road in Harbin, the Financial Street Forum gets underway in Beijing and more.

Bad Loans Climb at China’s Biggest Banks

Sour loans on the books of China’s biggest banks have increased 22% since the start of the year, as slowing economic growth and overcapacity in a number of industries take an increasing toll on the financial sector.

Writing China: Liu Cixin, ‘The Three-Body Problem’

Chinese science-fiction writer Liu Cixin has won widespread acclaim for his imaginative work “The Three-Body Problem.” The trilogy tells the story of a civilization in another galaxy that is facing extinction and chooses to invade the Earth in order to save itself.

For China’s Online Shoppers, Obama’s Visit Nothing to Cheer About

For many Beijing residents, the upcoming APEC forum means a six-day holiday and—if the government has its way—hopefully bluer skies. But the meeting also could mean hiccups for online retail addicts.

Hong Kong Students Consider Taking Protest to Beijing

Student leaders here said they are considering taking their demands for democracy to Chinese leaders in Beijing next month when China plays host to a high-profile global summit, a move that would represent a significant escalation of protests.

Face-Off at 15,000 Feet: India-China Border Dispute Heats Up

It was dusk when the herdsmen reached their Himalayan village bearing ominous news: They had spotted dozens of camouflage-clad Chinese soldiers inside territory India considers its own.

China’s GDP growth: Less Than Meets the Eye?

Last week, China reported that its third-quarter GDP rose 7.3% compared to a year earlier. Although that was the slowest growth in more than five years, the results were generally considered good news. Maybe the optimism was misplac...

Top Internet Censor Hints at Facebook’s China Challenges

A senior Chinese Internet regulator on Thursday showed the hurdles Facebook could encounter trying to get into the Chinese market -- no matter how impressive Mark Zuckerberg's Chinese might be.

Car Maker Woos Diplomats As Beijing Buys Local

As China cracks down on luxury foreign rides for officials, Chinese car makers like closely held Zhejiang Geely Holding Group are looking for ways into the multibillion-dollar government fleet market.

Taiwan Puts Curbs on Study in China, WeChat for Top Officials

Senior Taiwanese officials have been banned from studying in China, a move that comes just months after a key policy official was accused of leaking secrets to Beijing.

China To Eclipse South Korea In Most Export Industries By 2018, Report Says

Is China doing to Korea what Korea did to Japan in manufacturing? Increasingly it looks like it, according to a recent report by a Seoul-based state research house.

China’s Innovation Spending Revs Way Up, But Still Tiny

China’s companies are spending a lot more on innovation, a new study shows, but they still have a long way to go before they can match up with rivals in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

You Can Now Pass Go: China Moves to Ease Credit-Card Monopoly

China is taking a step toward easing its grip on credit cards, potentially resolving a long-running trade dispute with the U.S. and allowing foreign companies such as Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and other electronic-payment processors to have a greater presence there.

Key Points in China’s Flood of Legal Reform Rhetoric

The vision of “rule of law” established in the fourth plenum documents foresees legal reforms that can make the courts less embedded in local politics and more regularized in their operation. If those reforms are well implemented, Chinese law will have taken a small step forward.

Picture China: Halloween Lights, Child Model, PLA Soldiers

The day's China news in pictures: Visitors pose for photos in an installation consisting of 500 pumpkins, a staff adjusts a hair pin on a child model during China Fashion Week, PLA officers carry caskets containing the remains of soldiers in Liaoning and more.

China’s Internet Giants Get Online-Travel Bug

China’s booming online travel business is getting increasingly cutthroat, as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other Chinese Internet giants look to tap the surging ranks of Chinese tourists.

World Bank: China’s Focus on Growth Could Hinder Change

China’s focus on meeting short-term growth targets could hamper overhauls that it needs for sustaining longer-term economic expansion, the World Bank said Wednesday.

China’s Lurid Tales of Corruption Hide a Second Story

Lurid but tightly controlled media coverage of recently fallen officials in China suggests the Communist Party could have trouble reining in corruption long-term.

What is China’s CPPCC and How to Get Kicked Out of It

The ouster of Hong Kong lawmaker James Tien from the Chinese government’s top advisory body leaves him out of one of China's most prestigious clubs, where actors hobnob with billionaires, and everyone hopes to get close to the top politicians.

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