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Bobbie, the Tasmanian Lavender-Stuffed Teddy, Expands his Resume

In hindsight, it was inevitable. Bobbie the Bear, the lavender-stuffed teddy from the Australian state of Tasmania that has proved such a hit with Chinese consumers, is getting his own TV show.

Foreign Companies at Risk From Proposed Chinese Law

Major foreign companies and several Chinese Internet companies with U.S. stock-exchange listings are using a corporate structure in China in a way that may be rendered illegal under a proposed law.

China Film Group Plays New Role in Hollywood

China Film Group Co. is is pursuing a new strategy of investing in Hollywood productions that have no connections to China.

Meet China’s Hottest New Cars

Chinese companies are planning to up their SUV game this week as they unveil new and refreshed models at the Shanghai auto show. Names like the Haval, the Arrizo and Trumpchi aren’t well-known outside China, but they are giving new life to the domestic players in China’s largest auto market.

‘The Golden Era’ Wins at Hong Kong Film Awards

The art-house epic “The Golden Era” emerged the big winner at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday night, taking home five awards including best film and best director.

At Chinese Gray-Market Car Dealers, the Price Is Right

Glitzy brands and rock-bottom prices are luring car buyers to dealerships in Shanghai’s free-trade zone that sell parallel imports—cars brought into China without authorization of car makers or authorized dealers.

Elders Not Exempt: China Sentences Septuagenarian Journalist to 7 Years

A 71-year-old Chinese journalist on Friday became the third elderly critic of the Communist Party to be sentenced in court in less than a year, another sign of how Beijing’s tolerance for dissent has eroded under Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Spoiled Speed Demons: A Menace in China Since the Song Dynasty

In China, the wheel of history spins like the tires of an out-of-control candy-colored supercar.

China’s Levels of Bureaucracy Have Gotten ‘Ridiculous,’ Premier Says

In a statement released Thursday on the website of the State Council, China’s cabinet, premier Li Keqiang blame the nation’s bureaucrats for tying up Beijing’s policy directives in red tape, delay and archaic approval procedures that are putting off much-needed restructuring.

Heard in the Hutong: In Traffic-Heavy Beijing, Does the Car Still Appeal?

China’s largest auto show opens its doors to the media on Monday, giving auto makers a venue to show off their shiniest new vehicles to tempt consumers in the world’s largest car market. China Real Time hit the streets in Beijing to hear how residents typically get around the city and whether they are still coveting cars.

China Building Airstrip in Spratly Islands, Satellite Images Show

Fresh satellite imagery released Thursday shows that China has begun building a concrete runway on reclaimed land around a disputed reef in the South China Sea, according to the defense intelligence provider IHS Jane’s.

Endless ‘Journey:’ Monkey King Returns, Again, With U.S. Backing

Beijing Ruyi Xinxin Film Investment, a local firm that backed a slate of recent local box office hits, is working with Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures to produce a 3-D version of the Chinese legend that aims to be released in the summer of 2017.

U.S. Official’s China Visit Offers Peek Into Communist Party Training School

During her weeklong mission to China to change mindsets about American technology, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Thursday pressed the message at a Communist Party institution of higher learning.

Nearly Half of Hong Kong No Longer Biting on Shark’s Fin

If you’ve attended a wedding recently in Hong Kong, the chances are pretty high that shark’s fin wasn’t served.

China Sends Nuclear-Industry Message With New Reactor Approval

When China approved construction of the country’s first homegrown nuclear reactor, it was also sending a message to foreign companies whose Chinese projects are plagued by delays and cost overruns.

Model’s Lament: Covering Up China’s Car Show

When the Shanghai auto show opens its doors Monday, the car model known as InnerSoul won't be posing provocatively on the hood of a luxury car. She and other models will likely be out scouting for new jobs.

More and More Chinese People Are Having Pre-Marital Sex

First the Chinese were hungry. Now that they’re satiated, they're ready to talk about – and engage in – more sex.

Working with Iron: Meet Xi Jinping’s English Translator

Moments before Xi Jinping stepped onto a stage in 2012 for a ceremony that introduced him as China’s new leader, he told the man who would be translating his words into English to tweak the meaning of one line so that it would be more understandable to a global audience.

China’s Buffett Wannabes Head to Omaha

Warren Buffett has a global fan base, and hundreds of them travel from countries such as South Africa, Germany and India to Omaha every May to listen to the billionaire investor and his partner, Charlie Munger, speak at the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. annual meeting.

Did Japan Really Overtake China as the Biggest Foreign Holder of U.S. Treasury Debt? A Deeper Look at the Math

Japan marginally overtook China in February as the largest foreign holder of American debt, according to one set of the U.S. government's latest data. But that’s not necessarily the case if you look at the more granular figures.

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