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TV Show Spotlights Middle Class Anxieties in China

A hit Chinese TV drama that tells the story of three families who sent their young teens to study abroad has surfaced middle-class doubts about their future in the country.

Tibetans Searching for the Dalai Lama May Only Find Nicolas Sarkozy

China launched its first Tibetan-language search engine this week -- one that bears a striking resemblance to a certain U.S. search engine blocked locally, but with considerably more limited results.

A Chinese Central Banker’s Obsession With Fiscal Policies, Aversion to Low Rates

Central bankers in some major economies have been talking up the need for governments to spend more, rather than rely on interest rates, to get sluggish economies going. For one Chinese central bank official, it’s become a fixation.

Golden Girl of China Volleyball Finds Redemption in Olympic Triumph

For China, capturing Olympic gold in women’s volleyball ended 12 years in the wilderness as faded giants of the sport. For Lang Ping, a former star player turned head coach, the victory in Rio sealed a sweet personal redemption. Twenty years ago, Ms. Lang reached the brink of Chinese sporting immortality—and faltered. She coached China’s […]

Women’s Relay Re-Do Leaves Chinese Fans Fuming

Fans in China went cheerily to bed Thursday night after watching their sprinters dash for the first time in 16 years into an Olympic relay final—the women’s 4x100-meter. The next morning came a rude awakening: The Americans had taken their spot.

Hong Kong Shocked by ‘Arrival’ of Chinese Landmark

Many people in Hong Kong reacted with surprise and outrage when a poster for the movie "Arrival" showed one of China's most famous landmarks standing next to Hong Kong's harbor.

The Early Wisdom of Didi Founder Cheng Wei

Who is Cheng Wei, the man who defeated Uber’s Travis Kalanick in China? The 33-year-old founder of Didi Chuxing keeps a quieter profile than many of his fellow tech entrepreneurs. Yet an old blog titled “With the Wind” that Mr. Cheng wrote in his pre-fame years provides insight into one of China’s new business stars.

Heard in the Hutong: Beijingers on the Rio Olympics and Winning

The Chinese team has been doing well at the Rio Olympics, but not as well as usual. China sits behind Great Britain in the medals table and many star athletes have failed to win a medal. However the swimmer Fu Yuanhui has gained fans not for her success in the pool but for her amusing and candid interviews out of it. We hit the streets of Beijing to ask, "is winning everything?"

China’s Pollution Deaths to Linger After Air Clears, Study Finds

China’s government has declared a “war on pollution.” New research, however, says that effort isn’t nearly enough to stop the numbers of deaths caused by air pollution from rising over the next several years.

Five Things to Look For When Visiting Ghost Cities in China

China’s long economic boom famously left it dotted with an overbuilt landscape of empty apartment towers and decrepit shopping malls. Tracking these “ghost cities” has become a fixation of economists and analysts trying to determine the health of the Chinese property market and the state of the world’s second-largest economy.

Why Millennials Are Excited About the 90th Birthday of China’s Ex-President

China's onetime leader Jiang Zemin turns 90 years old today, and among the country's millennials, he's getting feted with an unexpectedly fulsome birthday celebration.

China’s Economy Gives the Central Bank Cause to Pause, Economists Say

China’s central bank may press the hold button for a longer period of time as it sorts out conflicting signals from the economy.

Lost Appeal: Court Orders a Writer to Apologize Over Wartime Story

A Chinese writer has been ordered to apologize publicly for questioning one of China’s best-known stories of wartime heroism after he lost an appeal in a Beijing court.

Luxury Brands Get Tough With Counterfeiters

Luxury brands are getting more aggressive about taking suspected counterfeiters to court.

Hong Kong’s New Brew Scene: A Barrel of Challenges

Hong Kong’s craft beer scene is burgeoning, but its pioneers face hurdles that their counterparts abroad rarely do.

Pushing Politics: Why China is Supercharging Dissident Trials

While dissidents being prosecuted in China is nothing new, the convictions this month of a human-rights lawyer and three rights activists on charges of subversion are noteworthy for breaking with past practice.

Heard in the Hutong: Beijingers on Uber and Didi

After three years of trying to dominate in China, Uber sold its China business to local rival Didi. Shortly before that deal, China issued ride-hailing regulations that cover fare cost, vehicle safety, and driver checks. We asked people in the streets of Beijing what they think about ride-hailing and all the recent developments.

Angry Chinese Lady Scolds ‘Shameful’ Chinese Tourists

A Chinese lady has become a hit on social media after filming herself going on a scathing and expletive-laden rant about the misbehavior of her holidaying compatriots.

Tesla’s Autopilot Scrapes Up Against Its Chinese Translation

When it’s speaking English, Teslasays its Autopilot driver-assist function doesn’t turn its vehicles into self-driving cars—but when it’s speaking Chinese it suggests otherwise, a translation decision that may just have backfired on the auto maker.

The Difficulties of Moving Millions of People

It turns out that ?trying to ?move nearly 2 million people ?can get ?rather ?messy. The Beijing city government’s effort to ?cut ?the? 13 million population in? its urban center by 15% by 2020 has left a string of lawsuits and disputes that illustrate the ground-level ?complexities of forced demographic change from above. Beijing’s plan […]

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