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When it comes to China’s bad air problem, Beijing usually gets all the attention. But it has plenty of company. Only three of the 74 cities monitored by China’s own environmental authorities measured up in terms of air quality last year.
With no update on what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 hours after it went missing, the anxiety of waiting boiled over into anger for some in Beijing.
Friends and family members of passengers on Malaysian Air MH370 waited anxiously in Beijing for word on the missing plane.
Canadian-Chinese director Yung Chang’s film “China Heavyweight” was the first documentary to screen widely inside China. He tells China Real Time how he managed to pull it off.
Chinese money-market funds offered by the likes of Alibaba took off over the past year, but now things are getting tougher.
For much of the last year, intellectuals and officials in China – land of world-beating students and, in a bygone age, the scholar official – have been wringing their hands over the country’s declining interest in reading.
As China moves to institute new rules to curb pollution, the question is whether powerful state-owned companies will push back on the costs and water down the antipollution effort.
It finally happened. A small Chinese solar company formally missed a Friday interest payment, according to a top executive there. That makes it the first China corporate bond default in the mainland, according to ratings agencies.
When he presented his plans for economic reforms to parliament this week, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang may have copy and pasted from the decisions of a big Communist Party gathering late last year.
The day's China news in pictures: A farmer holds harvested capsicum, elderly Chinese practice with swords at a park, former NBA star Yao Ming speaks to the press and more.
China tries to feed a fifth of the world's population on a seventh of its available land—and not the world’s most fertile, Beijing often complains. So not speed up use of genetically modified food?
With home-price growth slowing and shopping malls suffering vacancies, China’s major real-estate developers see leisure as the next big thing.
Hunan is in the spotlight after representatives are disqualified for a vote buying scandal.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Beijing is working to “defuse debt risks" as a solar company appears set to be the first to default in the country's $1.4 trillion corporate bond market. Heard on the Street columnists Alex Frangos, Abheek Bhattacharya and Aaron Back debate whether Beijing is doing enough to prevent the debt problem from becoming a crisis.
China’s annual military budget figure always generates controversy. Beijing says that its spending is a fraction of U.S. defense spending, and represents a smaller proportion of GDP and overall state expenditures
It’s hardly a surprise that Asia and its booming economies will produce thousands more multimillionaires in coming years. Where exactly to find these newly minted rich? Try any major city in China.
Yao Ming admits that obesity is a rising problem in China as the nation faces growing weight issues in the youth population.
What’s behind China’s high housing prices? A property tycoon puts the blame squarely on taxes and red tape.
Can you guess which city each map shows based on the way its population moves? Take a quiz.
China’s finance minister described as “defective” the nation’s capital-gains tax on profits from home sales—a policy that has shaken the property market and led to divorces as a tax dodge.