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Five Years Later, Bo Xilai’s Shadow Looms Over Chongqing

Five years after former Communist Party bigwig Bo Xilai saw his ambitions for high office spectacularly quashed by scandal, party inspectors say his "pernicious influence" lingers in the Chinese megacity he once governed. Their verdict...Show More Summary

When It Comes to Mandarin, Bill Gates Is No Mark Zuckerberg

Bill Gates is the latest U.S. tech executive to risk ridicule by speaking publicly in Chinese, joining Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Uber's Travis Kalanick. But his brief, accented remarks made clear that while he might rival Mr. Zuckerberg in entrepreneurship and philanthropy, the Microsoft Corp. founder is a less formidable challenger in Chinese oration.

Early Look: China Expected to Kick Off New Year with Strong Inflation, Near-Record Credit

Data on China’s economic activity at the start of the year wasn’t expected to jar a recent picture of steady growth, though the Lunar New Year holiday meant a full range of data won’t come till next month.

Something to Crow About: Ivanka Trump Visits Chinese New Year Party

Chinese social media lit up Thursday over an appearance by Ivanka Trump and her daughter at a Lunar New Year celebration at Beijing's embassy in Washington.

Writing China: A Window of Opening for Western Economists

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Buzz Around China’s New-Year’s Gala? It’s From the Drones

Showering China Central Television’s annual Spring Festival Gala with criticism and invective is a cherished Lunar New Year tradition. Despite that, or perhaps because of it, interest appears to have soared in a part of the show set to be broadcast from the picturesque southern city of Guilin.

Chinese Scientist Blasts Trump’s Climate-Change Talk

A top Chinese climate scientist said it would be "foolhardy" of U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from the global climate-change agreement known as the Paris accords.

How Chinese Science Could Lead to a Tastier Tomato

A new breakthrough in the long-running battle to improve the flavor of the supermarket tomato has been achieved with help from an unlikely-seeming source: Chinese geneticists.

Dating Guide for Communist Party Members

Everyone in China looks forward to the Lunar New Year -- except perhaps those unwed young adults returning home who face that inevitable question from their parents: Why are you still single? To help speed things along, helpful elders have been known to arrange blind dates for their progeny. Show More Summary

Will China Go Gaga for ‘La La Land’?

Chinese moviegoers tend to be put off by scenes in which actors burst into song and dance for no apparent reason, but promoters hope the musical “La La Land” will be a rare exception.

In Era of Journalism Cutbacks, a Chinese ‘Robot Reporter’

More Chinese newsrooms are starting to use so-called "robot reporters," but developers say their capabilities remain limited.

Economists React: China’s Economic Stability Comes With Risks

Despite solid growth fueled by easy-money policy and massive government spending in 2016, China‘s economy still faces downward risks, economists say.

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.

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