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Taiwan Ruling Inspires Gay-Rights Hope in China

News of a victory for same-sex marriage in Taiwan has some in China peering wistfully at the democratic island across a narrow strip of sea.

Chinese Student’s Speech at U.S. College Sparks Uproar Back Home

A Chinese student in the U.S. apologized for a commencement speech that criticized China’s air pollution and praised American free speech after she faced a storm of online criticism ?back home.

Live From the Forbidden City! Or Maybe Not

In the competitive world on online video, a young stream queen figured one way to stand out would be to pose on the Empress Dowager Cixi’s bed in the Forbidden City. Even if she couldn’t. The performer, who goes by the name Chaxianzi Zhouyuzhou, was detained by police for disturbing the social order after she […]

A Bollywood Hit in China, Despite the Dancing

There’s an unlikely box-office champion in China right now: an Indian import called “Dangal.” The Hindi-language film, starring A-lister Aamir Khan, is based on the true story of a father who coached his two daughters in competitive wrestling.

Ring of Life: Former Chinese Leader’s Phone Call Dispels Death Rumors

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Writing China: Faith and Love in a Shenzhen Brothel

In her debut novel “Lotus,” writer and journalist Lijia Zhang takes readers inside the lives of a group of women working in a brothel in the southern metropolis of Shenzhen.

Journey to the Rest: China’s Migrant Workers Top 280 Million

Over the past two decades, Guo Wenli has traveled throughout China. He is one of the country's estimated 281 million migrant workers—rural laborers who left the farm to work in factories and construction.

In China, Punishments for Speaking With Foreign Media

A Chinese committee removed a retired professor from his role with an association after he spoke with foreign media, exemplifying the findings of a new report that ranks China among the world’s worst violators of press freedom. Human rights activists say Chinese citizens regularly face retribution for making critical comments about China to the media, especially […]

In Poor Province, an Election Rich With Meaning: Delegate Xi Jinping

In China, where leaders are selected rather than elected, a unanimous vote this week confirming President Xi Jinping as a delegate to a Communist Party congress appeared remarkable not for how he won, but where. Thursday’s vote marked Mr. Xi’s latest step in preparing for the party’s twice-a-decade conclave this fall, where he is expected […]

Economists React: China’s Growth Accelerates, but for How Long?

China’s economy accelerated to its fastest pace in a year and a half in the first quarter, but economists caution that headline growth may have hit the peak for this year and that the momentum is likely to fade as Beijing moves to deflate housing bubbles and curb financial risks.

The ‘Trilemma’ According to China’s Central Bank

In an apparent attempt to justify China’s curbs on capital outflows—part of the People’s Bank of China’s laser focus on slowing the yuan’s decline—scholars at the central bank in a March 30 research paper offered an “analytical framework” that went head-to-head with a macroeconomic theory that modern economies have long bowed to.

Acupuncture and Amusement Parks: China Rolls Out Service-Economy Gauge

China has unveiled a new gauge aimed at tracking acupuncture, theme parks and other services at a time when it is trying to restructure the world’s second-largest economy away from exports and manufacturing to consumption.

Early Look: China First-Quarter Growth to Stay Strong After Stimulus Spree

In a year when Beijing has set a growth target of about 6.5%, economists say they expect first-quarter growth of 6.8% following stimulus-driven investment.

Writing China: The Return of Chinese Soul-Seaching

Ian Johnson on his new book, 'The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao.'

Beijing Revs Up State Inc.

Investment by Chinese state-owned companies is resurgent, surpassing private investment growth as Beijing tries to keep its slowing economy from stalling.

Tech Group to Trump: U.S. Can’t Take On China Alone

U.S. economic and national security is threatened when China disregards global trade rules, but Washington shouldn't try to take on Beijing alone, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think tank.

China’s Statistics Bureau Shows It Is Service-Minded

China has unveiled a new gauge aimed at tracking acupuncture, theme parks and other services at a time when it is trying to restructure the world’s second-largest economy away from exports and manufacturing to consumption.

China Set to Tweak Civil Code to Punish Revisions of Martyr Lore

Anyone who slanders or otherwise harms the image of Communist Party heroes and revolutionary martyrs could face legal liability under a clause lawmakers added to draft rules for China’s first unified code of civil law.

Li Na Is China’s Most Bankable Athlete—Even in Retirement

China’s biggest tennis star is still the darling of some of the most well-known brands in the world, nearly three years after her retirement.

Video: China’s New ‘Rap-aganda’ Tells You What President Xi Cares About

In recent years, China’s Communist Party has been using rap songs to get its message across. The latest one, released during the party’s annual legislative session, is about “the six ‘small’ issues President Xi Jinping is watching.”

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