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Document of Torture: One Chinese Lawyer’s Story From Jail

Unusually detailed testimony describing the mental and physical torture of a Chinese human rights lawyer in police custody pulls back the curtain on the Communist Party's campaign to crush dissent.

How to Deal With Trump — Reassurance From a Chinese Think Tank

On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, one Chinese think tank had some advice for Beijing on how to engage with the next U.S. president: Don’t expect the worst.

Parking in China Can Be a Long March

China’s emergence as the world’s largest automotive market has brought with it congestion, pollution and a shortage of at least 50 million parking spaces.

China’s Executive Pay Data Show it Pays to Diversify

Going by the compensation of China's top state-company executives, it helps to be big and sprawling—and it hurts to be too focused on making steel.

Bad Reviews for China’s Film Critics

In China, the critics now have critics. Amid a surge in film and TV critics working exclusively online, the state-backed China Film Critics Association has named a 19-member committee to "guide the healthy development of online film and TV critics."

India Is No Longer the World’s Fastest-Growing Large Economy, IMF Says

Canceling nearly 90% of cash in circulation cost India the mantle of world’s fastest-growing large economy in 2016, the International Monetary Fund said, though it categorized the slowdown as temporary.

Tech Diplomacy? Taiwan’s President Tours Twitter

Taiwan's president didn't meet with President-elect Donald Trump during her closely watched U.S. stopover this weekend. But she did visit his favorite communication outlet.

Service With a Smile in Xi’an

In China’s ancient capital Xi’an, police are taking charm lessons from high-end innkeepers.

Edifice Complex: China Is the World’s Largest Skyscraper Factory, Again

For the ninth year running, China topped the world last year for the largest number of new skyscrapers 656 feet tall or taller. A record 84 high-rises were completed in the country out of 128 globally.

History Lesson: Chinese Professor’s Mao Remarks Get Him Fired

A Chinese professor who posted critical remarks about Mao Zedong on social media is the latest to find out that, under President Xi Jinping, taking issue with the Communist Party's past brings trouble.

China Issues Red Card for Soccer Spending

China’s top sports regulator is putting an end to the days of outlandish outlays, after top Chinese teams spent hundreds of millions of dollars last year on new players and coaches.

‘Yeti’ Prints Suggest Humans Settled in Tibet More Than 7,000 Years Ago

A cluster of ghostly hand- and footprints on a mountain north of Lhasa offers proof that humans scratched out a permanent existence in the thin air of Tibet much earlier than commonly thought, according to a new study.

Party Rules: China’s Communist Party Goes for Quality over Quantity

China’s Communist Party, one of the world’s largest political organizations, is inching closer to President Xi Jinping's goal of becoming a more selective, elite group.

After Game-Stall Operator Is Jailed, China Asks: What’s a Gun?

China is in the midst of an unlikely debate over guns, triggered by the sentencing of a game-stall operator who offered customers the chance to pop balloons with what authorities deemed were real firearms.

China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Takes to Space

Countries along Beijing’s flagship Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-century Maritime Silk Road--better known as “One Belt, One Road”--will be among the first in line to plug into China’s new satellite-navigation services.

China in 2017: Economy Likely Stable Unless Problems Surface, Survey Says

China’s economy appears stable and is expected to stay that way throughout 2017, concludes China Beige Book’s fourth-quarter survey--unless a host of problems lurking below the surface upends that scenario.

Consumptionomics: China’s Dilemma on Moderate Prosperity

For 15 years, Chandran Nair led a top Asian environmental consultancy that was active in China. In 2006, he founded the Global Institute for Tomorrow, a Hong Kong think tank focused on a shift of global power from the West to Asia, at a time when China’s rise is changing the geopolitical balance.

China Sends Carbon Fight Into Orbit

China has launched a satellite to monitor rising levels of carbon in the atmosphere, as the world’s biggest emitter looks raise its image in the global climate-change debate.

China’s ‘Social Credit’ System: Turning Big Data into Mass Surveillance

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China’s Dodgy Data: A Rational Response to a Skewed System, Report Says

Companies in China hide, misrepresent or otherwise misconstrue financial information frequently and, in doing so, are responding rationally to incentives built into the system, a new report says.

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