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Beijing Explores Ways to Address Hong Kong Protesters’ Discontent

As Hong Kong authorities move to clear the most volatile of three protest areas, Beijing is exploring ways to address public unhappiness with the electoral revamp package that sparked the nearly two-month-long protests, a person familiar with the discussions said.

As China Cracks Down on Illegal Videos, Lovers of Foreign TV Mourn

Chinese film and TV show buffs who love foreign flicks mourned this week after the launch of a new anti-piracy crackdown.

Economists React: Will China’s Interest-Rate Cut Make a Difference?

China's central bank caught analysts by surprise with an interest-rate cut Friday night. After a weekend to digest the news, economists weighed in on Monday.

Shanghai Art Show Asks: For the World’s No. 2 Economy, ‘What Now?’

The 10th Shanghai Biennale that opened Saturday asks visitors to consider what else China can be, besides a fast developing economy. Apt for both the venue and the timing, the show represents the latest attempt to use art to peer beyond a China that is all high-octane expansion.

China’s Over-Reliance on Guaranteed Loans, in 3 Charts

Often overlooked in China is the mountain of explicit guarantees – in which companies back loans to other firms – that are proving fragile.

Knife-Wielding Man in Shanghai Becomes Police Prize

Police in central Shanghai over the weekend faced down a man who witnesses said threatened officers with a cleaver, and who once apprehended appeared to become the prize in a jurisdictional mini-tussle.

Picture China: Chocolate Terracotta Warriors, Panda Labyrinth, Autism Awareness

The day's China news in pictures: A batch of chocolate Terracotta Warriors is displayed, a boy explores a panda-themed labyrinth, volunteers take part in a campaign to raise awareness about autism and more.

In China Coal Hub, City Flounders Amid Economic Slowdown

In this city of 1.8 million people near the Russian border, hulking factories are collecting dust and restaurants sit empty in a landscape of half-completed building projects, idled cranes and closed businesses.

Weak Links: Loan ‘Guarantee Chains’ in China Prove Flimsy

When a fabric company called Jiangyin Xueyuan Textile Co. collapsed, the troubles soon cascaded through other firms in this mill town. The central bank cut benchmark lending and deposit rates to reduce financing costs for companies and help revive growth.

China’s ‘Blind Massage’ Wins Big at Golden Horse Awards

The Chinese film “Blind Massage” was the big winner at the 51st Golden Horse Awards on Saturday night, snatching up six trophies among seven nominations, including the top prize of best feature film.

China’s Interest-Rate Cut: A Primer

The People’s Bank of China made several moves Friday, including cutting its one-year benchmark lending rate by 0.4 percentage point to 5.6%, in response to signs of sputtering growth.

Economists React: China Central Bank Makes Surprise Rate Cut

China’s central bank surprised the markets by cutting lending rates for the first time in more than two years Friday, in a bid to aid the flagging economy and a tacit acknowledgement its target easing measures had failed.

The Chinese Communist Party’s Problem With Model Behavior

China’s Communist party wants to remain in the driver’s seat when it comes to managing morality in society--even during the country’s annual auto shows.

Hong Kong’s Last British Governor ‘Impressed’ by Student Protesters

The last British governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, spoke via video link from London to the U.S. Congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., on the pro-democracy student protests.

How Indians and Chinese Study in the U.S. Shows Degrees of Development

How the best and brightest from China and India choose their expensive American degrees demonstrates the differing levels of development between the world’s only billion-person economies.

Picture China: Panda Twins, South Korean Protest, Internet Conference

The day's China news in pictures: panda twins play together, South Korean protesters burn rice straw during a rally against a free-trade agreement with China, Chinese Internet entrepreneurs attend the World Internet Conference.

China Delivers Midnight Internet Declaration — Offline

Zuma Press It isn’t unusual for the communiqué of an international meeting to emerge at the midnight hour, the result of hard-knuckle bargaining over key words and sometimes even punctuation. But tough negotiations may not explain the...Show More Summary

China Delivers Midnight Internet Declaration — Offline

Delegates attend the Chinese and Foreign Internet Leaders Summit during the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, in China's Zhejiang Province, on Nov. 20. Zuma Press It isn’t unusual for the communiqué of an international meeting toShow More Summary

Google Considers Tentative Steps Back Into the Chinese Market

Google Inc. is considering bringing a version of its Play mobile-app store to China, a tentative but important step back into a country that Google mostly exited in 2010.

In Transforming a Greek Port, China Wins Over Critics

China Overseas Shipping Group’s investment in the port of Piraeus outside of Athens ranks as one of the most successful Greek privatizations in recent decades.

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