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Soccer Star Demba Ba Suffers Leg Break in China, Feted as Model Worker

When Senegalese soccer star Demba Ba suffered a serious leg break during a league match in Shanghai this month, some fans feared that his career may be over. Days later, his soccer club’s biggest shareholder—one of China’s largest property developers—feted him as a model worker oozing “professionalism” and “fighting spirit.” And they did it the […]

Furniture Retailing With Chinese Characteristics

BEIJING – At the opening of Zaozuo’s first furniture store this month in Beijing, a shopper snoozed on a couch while others clambered onto wall-mounted shelves to take selfies perched in chairs. Welcome to furniture retailing with Chinese characteristics. Online furniture startup Zaozuo Zaohua Zworks Ltd. opened the outlet in an upscale mall after hitting […]

What the Chinese Said About Michelle Obama Online

First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention was an instant hit on social media, with her comments on bullying and progress for women inspiring many to share her quotes among friends on Twitter and Facebook. On a less familiar social media network, Weibo, and in a different language, Chinese netizens also noted […]

A Wet Blanket on Chinese Soccer Fans’ Derby Dreams

It has been a week of sweltering heat in Beijing, with torrential downpours that flooded the Forbidden City and caused traffic congestion. But on Monday, soccer fans were steaming on a whole new level as the first Manchester United-Manchester City derby outside the U.K. took a rain check.

Video: China Unveils ‘World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft’

Chinese media said the AG600 giant aircraft, which rolled off a production line in Zhuhai in southern China on Saturday, will be used for marine rescue missions and forest fire fighting.     Photo/Video: CCTV

Chinese Students in the U.S. Fear the Yuan’s Fall

The yuan’s depreciation may benefit exporters, but it makes life costly for Chinese students in the U.S., many of whom are buying extra dollars because they think the yuan will fall further. “The depreciation means my tuition will be more expensive,” said Eva Liu, who is going to attend Bryn Mawr College, a private liberal […]

More Than 100 Chinese Firms on Global Fortune 500 — but Not Alibaba

More than 100 Chinese companies made the latest Fortune Global 500 list, but the most arguably well-known name isn't there.

China Warns Off South China Sea Protests

In China, where many are angered by an unfavorable international ruling on Beijing’s maritime claims, when does patriotism become unpatriotic? When the government says so. Chinese officials, academics and journalists have unleashed a...Show More Summary

China’s Busiest High-Speed Rail Line Makes a Fast Buck

SHANGHAI–Four years after it started operations, the high-speed rail link connecting China’s political capital of Beijing to the commercial capital of Shanghai became profitable for the first time. Opened to the public in July 2011,Show More Summary

Embattled Magazine Editors Choose to Silence a Liberal Voice

Top editors at a beleaguered Chinese magazine known for challenging Communist Party orthodoxy said they would rather pull the plug on the publication than watch it get co-opted by authorities.Du Daozheng, the 93-year-old publisher of...Show More Summary

Hong Kong Running Out of Its Most Valuable Asset: Land

In a city where land is everything, a housing crunch is brewing. According to a new study by think tank Our Hong Kong Foundation, the amount of new, developable land in the former British colony is shrinking. Add in a growing population that will outpace the supply of new apartment units, and there’s a pressing […]

Taiwanese Actor Leon Dai Loses Part in Zhao Wei Film After Political Pressure in China

An upcoming Chinese romance film has turned into a political drama, as pressure from Chinese patriots online led to its lead character being removed for his alleged support of Taiwanese independence. Leon Dai, an award-winning Taiwanese actor and director, lost his part in “No Other Love,” the second movie directed by Zhao Wei, one of […]

Grace Chen, Favored by China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan, Opens in Shanghai

China’s first lady has a new place to shop in Shanghai. Known for looking her best when stepping off airplanes and attending state dinners with President Xi Jinping, Peng Liyuan has brought elegance and fashion to Chinese officialdom as the country’s first lady. Though Chinese authorities protect the lifestyle details of top leaders and their […]

Heard in the Hutong: Beijingers on Gun Control

We talked to people around Beijing about their view of gun control and their reaction after the shootings of police officers in Dallas.

Economists React: China’s Growth Holds Steady but for How Long?

Growth in China’s economy held steady at 6.7% in the second quarter of this year, a notch higher than market expectation but still the slowest quarterly growth since 2009. Fueled by policy easing, a property rally and huge infrastructure spending, the world’s second-largest economy managed to keep pace with the official target for the year. […]

Boris Johnson, China Fan, Becomes U.K. Foreign Minister

New U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May made the surprise appointment of former London mayor and “Brexit” campaigner Boris Johnson as the country’s new foreign secretary. The role makes Mr. Johnson the U.K’s chief diplomat, and so past comments and behavior will be sifted through for clues about future relations with foreign powers. Show More Summary

Beijing Lashes Out at South China Sea Tribunal — and the People on It

A senior Chinese diplomat lambasted an international tribunal that delivered this week a resounding rejection of Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, calling the proceedings biased and manipulated by foreign powers. At...Show More Summary

How Much Chinese Are Willing to Pay for Cleaner Air

Chinese residents living under smog-belched skies are willing to pay for better air — a very precise amount, according to a U.S. study. A recently published  National Bureau of Economic Research working paper shows that, on average, Chinese people are willing to pay $5.46 to remove one microgram per cubic meter of pollution out of the […]

Hong Kong Property Tycoon Thomas Kwok Out on Bail

Property tycoon Thomas Kwok, who had been jailed for corruption in December 2014, was released on bail Tuesday after Hong Kong’s highest court granted his application to appeal one of the city’s most high-profile graft cases. Mr. Kwok, former co-chairman of developer, was serving a five-year sentence in prison along with the city’s former No. […]

Xi Jinping Beetle Creeps Out China’s Censors

A Chinese entomologist has caused a stir online after he named a newly discovered beetle after Chinese President. Now China’s censors are hoping to shoo the news back into the dark, rotten tree trunk from which it emerged. Writing in taxonomy journal Zootaxa, Cheng-bin Wang at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague […]

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