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One Human-Rights Question Too Many for China’s Foreign Minister

A top Chinese leader has a message for journalists everywhere: no more questions on human rights.

Economists React: Manufacturing Data Suggest China Could Reach Growth Target

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Chinese Detergent Maker’s Full Translated Apology for ‘Allegedly Racist’ Ad

The makers of what several news organizations described as among the most blatantly racist advertisements in recent memory have apologized, in a fashion.

Writing China: David Moser, ‘A Billion Voices’ 

In his new book, “A Billion Voices,” linguist David Moser charts how China forged a common national language from hundreds of dialects.

Taiwan’s Former President Leaves Mixed Legacy

The morning after Ma Ying-jeou stepped down as Taiwan's president earlier this month, he stepped out for his regular jog – as if to say that years of grinding criticism hadn't stopped him. His critics might say he was just running for cover.

Chinese Detergent Ad Raises Questions of Racism After It Goes Viral Abroad

A Chinese laundry-detergent advertisement that shows a paint-spattered black man being transformed by the power of soap into a clean-cut Asian man has sparked debate on Chinese social-media sites—and a vow from the owner of the country’s largest cinema chain not to show it—after it went viral on English-language news sites.

Video: China’s ‘Air Bus’ Rides Above the Traffic

A model of a "Transit Elevated Bus" that will travel above China's road traffic had its debut at the Beijing International High-Tech Expo.

No One Is Auditing Alibaba’s Auditors

Alibaba shareholders miss out on protection from U.S. audit regulators' inspection.

G-7 Leaders Differ on Risks to Global Growth

Leaders of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations talked about ways to stoke the global economy, but appeared to disagree on the risks to growth and exactly how to respond.

China’s Finance Ministry Sells Debut Offshore Renminbi Bond

The sale is part of a push for the yuan to take a more significant role in global financial markets.

China Swaps Troupes for Troops

One military unit in China’s northeast has racked up some notable international victories. They’re just not the kind President Xi Jinping wants as he undertakes the biggest restructuring of the People’s Liberation Army since the 1950s. As WSJ’s Jeremy Page reports: Among them are accolades for performing “Lion Dance and Trick-Cycling by Girls” at a […]

China’s 5,000-Year-Old Beer Recipe: Q&A with Archaeologist Jiajing Wang

Most people consider beer to have originated from Western dietary culture -- but a recent discovery by Chinese and American researchers tells a different story.

Alibaba Discloses SEC Probe of Its Accounting Practices

Federal regulators are investigating the accounting practices of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., the e-commerce giant whose blockbuster U.S. stock-market debut helped win a wide following for Chinese tech firms.

Video: Grandson of Man on Hiroshima, Nagasaki Missions Remembers

Ari Beser, the grandson of the only U.S. crewman to fly on both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing runs, is on a quest for nuclear disarmament, one that has led him to Japan — and to face-to-face encounters with survivors.

Gan Bei! A Guizhou Old-Timer Joins a High-Tech Hubbub

Leaping onto China’s big-data bandwagon at a high-tech conference in Guizhou was the maker of one of the country’s most storied products: the fiery liquor known as moutai.

Not Enough Character? Communist Party Frets Over Constitution Copying ?

A new trend of copying the Chinese Communist Party's constitution is causing a political stir.

One Chinese Entrepreneur’s Prescription for More Innovation: Less Schooling

A Chinese tech entrepreneur-turned-economist is calling on Chinese authorities to shorten the length of time students must spend in K-12 education so that college graduates can begin work earlier – and also have more time to start a family.

Chinese Official Says Taiwan’s President is ‘Extreme’ Because She’s Unmarried

A Chinese official tied Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's political leanings to her status as a single woman, saying she tends "toward emotionalism, individualization and extremism."

Huawei Sues Samsung Alleging Patent Infringement

The lawsuit marks the first major legal challenge by a Chinese smartphone maker against Samsung.

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