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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.
“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.
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.
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’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.
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.
After occupying Hong Kong’s major roads, pro-democracy protesters have occupied a landmark dear to the hearts of the city’s residents.
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.
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.
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.
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’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 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.
On the streets of Hong Kong, protesting students have found a novel way to assail their opponents. They sing “Happy Birthday.”
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.
Although China’s northern cities are no stranger to debilitating smog, municipal officials still struggle to cope with intense spells of air pollution.
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 Parks & Resorts is opening a 20 billion yuan ($3.26 billion) theme park in Beijing.
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.
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.