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Behind China’s Firewall, Google Maps Shows Nine-Dash Line

Google Maps has found itself in a bit of a kerfuffle on social media after some users noticed that some of its maps highlighted the controversial so-called nine-dash line that marks China’s claims over the South China Sea.

Economists React: China’s Industrial Output, Retail Sales Accelerate in August

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Korean War Film’s Promotional Video Bombs in China

A promotional video for a new Chinese film about the Korean War has riled many Chinese who feel it disrespects South Korea, more than 60 years after China backed Seoul’s enemies to the North during the conflict. The video, shown online, depicts 24 elderly Chinese tourists visiting the South Korean capital of Seoul. These tourists, […]

Shanghai Police Find Root of Rumors That Sparked Home-Buying Frenzy

Shanghai police say a home-buying frenzy in late August was sparked by a woman who said she had a tip that the city government was mulling changes to lending rules.

Blackstone’s Schwarzman Invests in Elite Education in China

An unusual project in elite education is under way in Beijing, conceived by the billionaire co-founder of Blackstone Group, Stephen Schwarzman, out of concern that populism could bring the U.S. and China to blows.

Official Tributes to Mao Subdued on 40th Anniversary of His Death

Four decades after Mao Zedong died, the dictator’s life is being marked with solemn pilgrimages, online braised-pork tributes -- and little official fanfare.

Air China Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ Tourism Advice

One of China’s state-run airlines has gone into damage control after a diplomatic stir erupted around an article in its in-flight magazine warning travelers to avoid certain minority neighborhoods in London.

A China-Style Apple Launch

Half a day before Apple’s launch of the iPhone 7 on Wednesday, a Chinese telecom carrier gave buyers the scoop on the new phone. Unfortunately, many of the details were wrong. “IPhone 7 Preorders Have Arrived,” announced the verified social media account of a Beijing branch of China Unicom, one of China’s three major carriers. […]

Early Look: China’s Economy Likely Perked Up as Summer Wound Down

After a summer lull, China's economy is likely to have picked up, if only slightly, in August, according to economists.

Shenyang Tries New Tack to Woo College Graduates to Buy Homes

Under a plan, people who graduated from college within the past eight years could tap their parents’ housing fund, which is part of the compulsory social-insurance program and is intended to help people save money to buy a home.

Why You Might Not Know What’s Going on at the G-20 Summit in Hangzhou

China's meticulous organization of this year's G-20 summit extends to arrangements for the thousands of reporters covering the event, but security is so tight that press officers of some national delegations say they are having a hard time figuring out how to brief reporters about the proceedings.

Rocket Silence: No News After China’s Satellite Launch Irks Some

Early Thursday, a Chinese rocket soared into the night carrying a homemade satellite bound for earth orbit. A state-media outlet published photos from the launch in northern China. And then, nothing. Space-exploration enthusiasts soon reported that the launch had failed, and its payload--the Gaofen-10 Earth observation satellite--was lost. Show More Summary

Dancing Tool: China Uses Dance to Promote ‘Socialist Values’

China's Hunan province has an unusual idea for how to shore up political ideology: interpretive dance.

Robin Li vs. Wild; Baidu’s CEO Accepts Challenge From Bear Grylls

Chinese tech titan Robin Li has accepted a challenge that would potentially have him drink his own urine or eat raw bulls’ testicles.

Why China Picked Hangzhou to Host G-20

Hangzhou, the host city for this year’s Group of 20 summit, blends China’s history with its future ambitions, and President Xi Jinping’s ties to the city run deep.

China Breaks Into Song Over the G-20

As China prepares to host the Group of 20 economic-summit meeting this weekend in the eastern city of Hangzhou, it has been pulling out all the musical stops.

Flashy Shows of Luxury and High Celebrity Pay Under Attack in China

Emerging from a recent period of antigraft scrutiny, China’s top media regulator is now taking a few swings itself, this time in the direction of celebrities with lavish lifestyles and news programs that promote values that contradict the socialist ideal.

Despite Recent Tensions, Chinese Olympians Welcomed in Hong Kong

Despite recent political tensions, Chinese Olympians got a warm reception in Hong Kong over the weekend, where some of the Rio medalists showed off their sporting skills in front of local fans.

In Shanghai, Couples Rush to Divorce to Buy Property Later

Splitting up often means selling the house. But Shanghai couples dashed to split up on Monday so they could buy. Spouses were scrambling to cut ties, at least on paper, amid rumors that the city might soon shut a loophole that families often use to buy more property: divorce. Show More Summary

Jason Bourne Takes China Moviegoers for a Spin

A Hollywood spy film has been shaking up Chinese social media in the past few days, but not because of its big-name action hero.

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