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China’s ‘Blind Massage’ Wins Big at Golden Horse Awards

The Chinese film “Blind Massage” was the big winner at the 51st Golden Horse Awards on Saturday night, snatching up six trophies among seven nominations, including the top prize of best feature film.

China’s Interest-Rate Cut: A Primer

The People’s Bank of China made several moves Friday, including cutting its one-year benchmark lending rate by 0.4 percentage point to 5.6%, in response to signs of sputtering growth.

Economists React: China Central Bank Makes Surprise Rate Cut

China’s central bank surprised the markets by cutting lending rates for the first time in more than two years Friday, in a bid to aid the flagging economy and a tacit acknowledgement its target easing measures had failed.

The Chinese Communist Party’s Problem With Model Behavior

China’s Communist party wants to remain in the driver’s seat when it comes to managing morality in society--even during the country’s annual auto shows.

Hong Kong’s Last British Governor ‘Impressed’ by Student Protesters

The last British governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, spoke via video link from London to the U.S. Congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., on the pro-democracy student protests.

How Indians and Chinese Study in the U.S. Shows Degrees of Development

How the best and brightest from China and India choose their expensive American degrees demonstrates the differing levels of development between the world’s only billion-person economies.

Picture China: Panda Twins, South Korean Protest, Internet Conference

The day's China news in pictures: panda twins play together, South Korean protesters burn rice straw during a rally against a free-trade agreement with China, Chinese Internet entrepreneurs attend the World Internet Conference.

China Delivers Midnight Internet Declaration — Offline

Zuma Press It isn’t unusual for the communiqué of an international meeting to emerge at the midnight hour, the result of hard-knuckle bargaining over key words and sometimes even punctuation. But tough negotiations may not explain the...Show More Summary

China Delivers Midnight Internet Declaration — Offline

Delegates attend the Chinese and Foreign Internet Leaders Summit during the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, in China's Zhejiang Province, on Nov. 20. Zuma Press It isn’t unusual for the communiqué of an international meeting toShow More Summary

Google Considers Tentative Steps Back Into the Chinese Market

Google Inc. is considering bringing a version of its Play mobile-app store to China, a tentative but important step back into a country that Google mostly exited in 2010.

In Transforming a Greek Port, China Wins Over Critics

China Overseas Shipping Group’s investment in the port of Piraeus outside of Athens ranks as one of the most successful Greek privatizations in recent decades.

China Needs Reforms to Make Stock Connect a Success

It took just a day for the much-hyped Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect to lose its fizz. By the end of the week, there was little cash flowing between the two exchanges.

Divide Emerges Among Hong Kong Protesters

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is showing fractures as student leaders grapple with waning public support and increasing discontent from a small group of protesters who want to pursue a more-confrontational strategy.

Chinese Activists Worry As Landmark Gay ‘Conversion’ Case Stalls

The excitement that coursed through China’s gay rights community in July when a Beijing court heard the country’s first case challenging gay “conversion” therapy has turned to apprehension after the deadline for a decision passed without news.

The Deal With Dealers: How Audi, BMW Stake Out Share

Intense competition between German luxury car makers is playing out in one key part of the auto business: the quest to add new dealers. But in China, the No. 1 and No 2 players in the luxury-car market are taking different tacks. Audi is way out ahead in terms of vehicles sales and said it is confident it can further extend its lead this year. Show More Summary

Google Opens Play Store to Chinese Developers

Google has taken a small step toward China, announcing it would open up Google Play for Chinese developers to sell their apps outside of the country.

Teachers in Rare Strike for Higher Pay in North China City

Several hundred teachers in a northeast China city, demanding higher pay and benefits, briefly walked off the job in a rare work stoppage that disrupted classes for much of this week.

Watch: New Zealand Gives Xi Jinping a Haka Welcome

As Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in New Zealand for talks with the country's prime minister, officials greeted him with a traditional Maori hongi greeting and a Haka dance.

Facebook Executive Talks Mandarin, Ads and Language Study in China

One month after Mark Zuckerberg blew up the Internet by participating in a Mandarin Q&A in Beijing, another Facebook executive has given a follow-up performance, albeit a brief one.

China Terrorism Debate: Does the Internet Kill People?

China’s government says the dark side of the Internet was on full display in terror attacks over the past year -- a train station knifing, a car that exploded near Beijing’s Tiananmen Gate and other attacks on civilians -- because it has evidence such activity is planned online.

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