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Submerged Competition: China-U.S. Rivalry Simmers Underwater

A close midair encounter between U.S. and Chinese military planes last week reflected long-running tensions in the skies—a rivalry that is building under the waters below, as well.

China’s Legal Reform Challenge: When Even Police Chiefs Get Nabbed

The removal from office of a long-serving police chief in Tianjin, one of China's largest cities, is a vivid example of the problems facing Chinese law reform, writes veteran China legal scholar Stanley Lubman.

Paul McCartney Definitely Would Have Been Kicked Out of This Chinese High School

China’s education system has long had a chary attitude toward matters of romance. Middle-school students are often warned against canoodling, while for many years, Chinese college students who chose to get married were summarily kicked out.

China Says Celebs Have to Actually Try the Products They Endorse

Celebrities who endorse ads for products they don’t try may need to start being a guinea pig in China.

5 Takeaways From Chinese Property Developers’ Earnings

Chinese property developers have faced a rough first half. Over the past few weeks, several listed developers have issued earnings for the first six months of this year, which offer some clues on how players in the housing market are holding up. Here are five.

China, Long Foreign Firms’ Sweet Spot, Turns Sour

Chinese middle-class consumers can increasingly afford foreign luxury brands, but just as the market opens for Western makers of higher-end goods, many of them find themselves under unprecedented attack.

Chinese Intercepts of U.S. Aircraft: Rogue Pilots or Realpolitik?

Who controls China’s increasingly powerful military? The question is a recurring one for foreign governments and China watchers, and the Pentagon is raising it again.

Which Chinese Cities Are Most Congested?

A new study by online mapping company Autonavi lists China’s most congested cities, with a surprising city taking the No. 2 spot. Shanghai suffers more from gridlock than the nation’s capital, according to the report released last w...

Picture China: Tibetan Festival,Honor Guard, Casino Workers Protest

The day's China news in pictures: A dancer performs a traditional opera to celebrate the Sho Dun Festival in Tibet, a PLA soldier watches fellow soldiers practice before a ceremony, casino workers protest in Macau and more.

Amid Lackluster Home Sales, Chinese Property Developer Turns to Taobao

China Vanke, the country’s largest residential property developer by sales, and Taobao, the country’s largest virtual bazaar, have teamed up to offer homebuyers discounts for shopping online.

From Tainted Food to Painted Food: China’s Latest Food Scandal

From toxic milk to pork treated with paraffin wax, China has seen its share of tainted food. Now add to the list painted food.

Photos: Tattoo Artists Take On Hong Kong

A tattoo convention in Hong Kong attracts artists—and illustrated men and women—from around the world.

5 Arrested After Macau Attempts Hong Kong-Style Democracy Poll

Three hours after Macau’s unofficial referendum on democracy began on Sunday, police shut down polling stations and arrested five of those involved.

Going Maverick: Lessons from China’s Buzzing of a U.S. Navy Aircraft

A 'Top Gun'-like confrontation between a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy P-8 surveillance plane raises questions about how the U.S. military manages its relationship with the People's Liberation Army, write Andrew Erickson and Emily de La Bruyere

Government, Protesters Throw Cold Water on Ice Bucket Challenge in China

The U.S. ice bucket challenge is spreading in China, but not without questions, prompting at least one protest and even a warning by the government.

Picture China: Mongolian Archery, Pet Fair, Tattoo Convention

The day’s China news in pictures: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj shoot arrows, brightly colored dogs are paraded at a pet fair, visitors show off their ink at a tattoo convention and more.

Aerial Aggression: Chinese Intercepts of U.S. Planes Raise Alarm

U.S. Navy planes have had a series of dangerously close encounters with Chinese fighter jets during routine patrols above the South China Sea, U.S. officials said, in what they described as an alarming trend that may involve rogue pilots.

As Labor Costs Rise, China Turns More to Robot Workers

The robot is testament to the increasing pressure on electronics manufacturers in China to automate as labor costs rise in the country.

Vienna Teng: From Software Programmer to Folk Singer

Vienna Teng excelled in school in the U.S. and went on to become a software programmer in Silicon Valley. She quit in 2002 to become a singer.

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