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Director John Woo Makes His ‘Dr. Zhivago’

Film director John Woo's latest is “The Crossing,” another two-part spectacle comprising three love stories set against the turbulent backdrop of the Chinese Civil War. “I always want to make a film like ‘Doctor Zhivago,’?” Mr. Woo says.

Huawei, Competing with Apple, Strikes a Similar Tune

Chinese smartphone makers are often accused of imitating the look of Apple’s iPhones. Now one appears to be imitating the spirit -- or at least the music -- of Apple’s TV commercials.

Captive Audience: IKEA Lures Sleepers With Showroom in Beijing Airport

Chinese shoppers have long enjoyed sleeping in IKEA’s stores. So the Swedish furniture giant is giving them a new place to rest their heads: Terminal Three, Beijing International Airport.

China No. 1 for Jailed Journalists, Group Says

Chinese President Xi Jinping used a New Year’s Day address last January to call on society to burnish the nation’s image and cited mass media among those holding a duty to display the country’s charm to the world. But 2014 was anything...Show More Summary

China’s Currency Catch-22: The Dollar Isn’t All That Matters

The Chinese yuan has depreciated against the dollar this year. Against the Japanese yen, the euro, and the British pound, it’s another story.

Benefits of Cheaper Oil Not Trickling Down to Asia’s Consumers

The economic boost from falling global oil prices is being blunted in Asia as governments in the region use the decline to boost state coffers instead of passing savings on to consumers through cheaper gasoline.

As China’s Economy Slows, So Too Does Growth in Workers’ Wages

Growth in minimum-wage levels across China appeared to have slowed this year, amid low inflation rates and a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy, a labor watchdog says.

China’s Closed Cities Threaten Population Goals, Report Says

Despite China’s efforts to ease decades-old curbs on the movements of its rural population, the world’s most populous country could see its ranks of internal migrants swell to dangerous levels over the next decade, a new research report says.

Picture China: Winter Training, Subzero Weather, Thread Sculpting

The day's China news in pictures: Guards train outdoors amid temperatures of -30 Celsius, cyclists ride along a street in subzero weather, a sculptist builds decorations with lacquer threads and more.

Tencent Adds Sony to Growing List of Foreign Content Partners

Tencent Holdings Ltd. ’s latest deal with Sony Music Entertainment highlights the larger battle unfolding among China’s Internet giants to control the country’s potentially lucrative market for online entertainment.

China’s Corruption Fight Inseparable from Economic Reform

It remains to be seen whether China's aggressive anti-graft drive can pave the way for the extensive economic reforms that the party has committed to pursue. If not, corruption will continue to plague China for the foreseeable futur...

Why Beijing is Spending $13 Billion on a New Airport

Six years after Beijing spent $3.5 billion to build what was then the world’s largest airport passenger terminal, the city has green lit a new airport that will cost nearly four times as much.

China Jails Egg Farmer Who Became Railway Tycoon

An egg-seller turned railway tycoon, Ding Yuxin, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $400 million in fines for corruption related to her alleged take from the build-out of a train system called Harmony.

Picture China: Playing for Pandas, Karaoke Fire, Fan Exercises

The day's China news in pictures: A Chinese pianist plays for a set of panda triplets, police officers and fire fighters inspect a fire site at a karaoke bar, people exercise with fans in front of a portrait of Chairman Mao and more...

In Japan-China Ties, the Past Is Personal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s firm election mandate could mean a warming with China. But Manchukuo, a wartime industrial wonder engineered by Abe’s grandfather in China, illustrates the heavy---and personal--weight of history on ties.

China Wants its Nuclear Reactors ‘Made in China’

When a unit of North Carolina’s Curtiss-Wright Corp. won a roughly $300 million deal in 2007 to supply components for new reactors in China, industry officials trumpeted China’s nuclear boom as good for U.S. business.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: China’s Deadly Coal Mines

In the last decade, China has made headway in reducing the death rate in mines long considered among the deadliest.

Wanda Tries to Up Cinema Game With Yummi’s WeDong

Chinese cinema chains are rolling out the latest technology to attract the country’s lucrative movie-goers. First it was IMAX and 3D, and now it’s WeDong.

The Chinese Military’s Response to Unannounced Drones: Blow ‘Em Out of the Sky

The Chinese military’s official newspaper published new details that show how seriously the People’s Liberation Army is taking the proliferation of drones in the country.

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