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