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Prone to Abuse: Rights Report Criticizes China’s Secret Investigations

Chinese President Xi Jinping's signature anticorruption campaign has been badly tarnished by what a new report describes as a process in which party members are "repeatedly interrogated and often tortured."

Beer Diplomacy: Another Investment Follows a Visit by Xi Jinping

After pulling a pint for Chinese President Xi Jinping last year, an iconic English pub has now pulled in Chinese investors.

Economists See Mixed Outlook for China

China’s economy grew at a stable pace in November, according to 14 economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal, but a new surge of capital outflows was a dark spot on the horizon.

‘Overnight at IKEA’; One Couple’s Live-Stream Plans Go Awry

One couple's plan to stay overnight in IKEA in Beijing and live-stream their high jinks went awry.

China’s Securities Czar Takes Aim at New-Money Barbarians

The typically low-key head of China’s securities regulator took an unusually biting swipe at investors quietly raising their stakes in blue-chip companies, calling them new-money barbarians.

Communist Party Disciplinarian Chides Members

As China’s Communist Party implements a far-reaching campaign to instill total loyalty across its ranks, its top disciplinarian issued a stark warning to his fellow 89 million members: We have met the enemy and he is us.

With WeChat, Chinese Take Censorship Abroad, Study Says

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Study Emphasizes Foreign Investment’s Role in Chinese Economy

The role of foreign investment in China is greater than Chinese government data suggests, according to one new study. Foreign direct investment, or FDI, in China accounts directly and indirectly for about one-third of China’s gross domestic economy and over a quarter of jobs in China, according to “Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign […]

How China Plans to Revamp Job Security – The Short Answer

China's leaders are preparing to loosen job-security regulations as part of efforts to keep businesses afloat amid slowing economic growth. Here is what you need to know.

‘Social’ Feature Turns China’s Alipay Into a Hook-Up App

Suggestive content found its way onto the Alipay platform after Alibaba’s financial affiliate updated its flagship app with a new social feature called “Circles.”

Disconnect: Traders Wait, and Wait, for Shenzhen Trading Link

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Writing China: Madeleine Thien, ‘Do Not Say We Have Nothing’

Even during the chaos of the Cultural Revolution, China maintained a symphony orchestra at the behest of Mao’s wife. It’s one of the surprising artifacts of history unearthed in Madeleine Thien's latest novel, “Do Not Say We Have Nothing.”

In China, Voters Pick ‘Clinton,’ ‘Trump’ and ‘Braised Chicken’ Over Locals

Hillary Clinton may have lost the American election this month. But as Chinese voters went to the polls this week she popped up as a write-in candidate on paper ballots. So did Donald Trump, former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin and the Japanese porn star known as Sola Aoi.

‘Peter Pan’ Flies In to Beijing, With Pirates and Mermaids

For an American theater producer who helped popularize the immersive-theater experience in the U.S., working in the Middle Kingdom on a Chinese-language production makes him feel at home.

U.S.-China Investment Flows Bigger Than Thought

A new study estimates foreign direct investment between the U.S. and China is already two to four times the amount shown by official statistics, and its authors hope the findings will encourage politicians to forge even deeper bilateral links.

Chinese Farmer’s Execution Sets Off Cries of Unequal Justice

Defying a social-media uproar, China on Tuesday executed a 29-year-old farmer for killing an official who had torn down the home he was preparing for his bride.

China’s Diabetes Problem: From 1% to 10% in 36 Years

China has the most cases of diabetes and of deaths from the disease in the world and the epidemic is getting worse.

China Set to Overtake U.S. as World’s Largest Cinema Market

Even though China’s box-office growth has slowed this year, the country is adding movie theaters at a record rate and is expected to surpass the U.S. this week as the world’s largest cinema market.

Tips on Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling in China

Chinese women who want to be paid closer to what men earn should get PhDs and move to big cities, according to a new study.

Chinese Flag-Maker Flooded With Orders in Wake of Trump Win

While China’s leaders weigh what to make of Donald Trump’s impending presidency, one manufacturer in the scenic city of Shaoxing has been enthusiastically carrying Mr. Trump’s banner.

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