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Health Organization Decries China’s ‘Tobacco Hope Primary School’

What’s the best way to ensure that China’s elementary schools aren’t sponsored by tobacco companies? Ban tobacco advertising, the World Health Organization says.

Busted: China Bans Naughty Celebrities from TV, Big Screen

China’s regulators are attempting to do something that would likely never be possible in Hollywood—wipe stars who commit drug and sex offenses from the big screen.

U.S. Business Group Calls on China to Quicken Pace of Reforms

China’s pledge to let the market play a decisive role in the economy is compelling, but there’s been little progress so far in turning this goal into reality, according to a U.S.-based business group.

Oops! Chinese App Publishes Videos of Users’ Naked Charades

Charades has always been a game of interpersonal interaction. But for some who have played an electronic version touted on Alibaba’s chat service, the interaction might have been a little more interpersonal than they had bargained f...

Xi’s Remarks on GMO Signal Caution

Recently published remarks by President Xi Jinping on genetically modified food have renewed debate on whether China should be more accepting of GMO crops. But scientists and analysts say Mr. Xi’s comments are more a reiteration of Beijing’s cautious embrace of biotechnology than a signal for looser GMO restrictions.

Wood May Be Key to Low Death Toll in China Earthquake

When the earth rumbled just before bedtime in China’s Yunnan province on Tuesday and authorities set their highest-level emergency alert, many braced for heavy casualties. But two days later, the official death toll from the magnitude 6.6 quake in Jinggu County stood at just one person.

Picture China: Blood Moon, Yunnan Earthquake, Shaolin Cultural Festival

The day's China news in pictures: The "blood moon" is seen in the sky, quake victims take temporary shelter in tents, the head of China's Shaolin Temple attends a cultural festival in London and more.

Joshua Wong on Dwindling Hong Kong Crowds: Protesters Will Come Back

Joshua Wong should be in school, but for the last 20 days, he has spent more time on the streets and the police precinct than in a classroom.

China’s ‘Mass Line’ Tally: 25% Fewer Meetings, 160,000 ‘Phantom’ Officials Erased

As with advertising, it’s difficult to measure the success of an ideological political campaign. But now, a fresh set of benchmarks tallies the impact of Xi Jinping’s 15-month- effort to renew public confidence in the Chinese Communist Party.

Hong Kong Protests Derail China’s Dream of Reunification With Taiwan

For modern Chinese leaders, no mission carries more patriotic importance than realizing the dream of “One China.

From Farmhouse to Fiji: Where Corrupt Chinese Officials Hide Out

The disappearance in July of the 52-year-old vice mayor of Henan’s Luoyang city set off a manhunt for one of China’s most senior disappeared officials in recent years. Yet when he was caught earlier this week, he wasn’t living the high life. Police found him only two provinces to the south, sitting on a bed in a rental apartment clad in pajamas.

Picture China: Yunnan Earthquake, Gymnastics Championships, Holidays End

The day's China news in pictures: Rescue team members line up for work in earthquake-hit Yunnan province, dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the Gymnastics World Championships, passengers return home on the final day of the weeklong National Day holiday and more.

To Stamp Out Pollution and Corruption, China Could Start With Legal Reform

The campaigns against pollution and corruption should be clearly linked whenever possible to the current emphasis on raising the influence of the judicial system.

After Protests, What’s Next for Hong Kong?

Student protest leaders and government officials agreed to begin formal negotiations after more than a week of sit-ins calling for greater democracy—a mass movement that marked the biggest fissure in this city’s political landscape in a decade.

Chinese Can Borrow Money for Down Payments on Homes

One of China’s biggest financial firms is offering to lend money to home buyers for down payments, part of a trend that could help the housing market but has prompted worry about risks to the financial system.

Scuffle at University of Hong Kong Highlights Tensions

Hong Kong's civil-disobedience movement might have lost some steam but an assault on a Western university instructor by a China supporter Monday indicates that the underlying tension over Beijing's influence in the city continues to simmer.

How Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Is Trying to Make a Deal With Protesters

The man who governs Hong Kong is holed up in his official residence—a former British governor’s mansion—with fruit served by stewards as he pursues a negotiated solution to protests gripping the city.

Hong Kong Worker Sees Little Reason to Abandon Protests

Kevin Ko, a 32-year-old insurance agent, reluctantly went back into work on Monday, “sleepy, tired and with a pair of heavy legs,” he said. “I’m in the office, but my mind is still in Causeway Bay.”

A Hong Kong Protest Run on Fumes and Instant Noodles

More than 12 hours spent at the protests’ nerve center Sunday and into the wee hours Monday revealed a makeshift campaign running on scraps of raw energy and instant noodles.

The View on Protests From Old Hong Kong

As Hong Kong’s young protesters want far more say in the city’s fate, the older generation remembers having a lot less. Follow columnist Andrew Browne on a walk around his childhood neighborhood.

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