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Going Global: More Chinese Companies Take the World Stage

Rapidly growing companies in China and other emerging markets are seizing market share and outperforming competitors in industries from technology to aviation, according to a report from Boston Consulting Group.

Writing China: The Compromise of China’s Millennials

Alec Ash's book “Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China,” traces the lives of a group of youth from around the country, from a boy addicted to online gaming to a hipster with entrepreneurial ambitions to an aspiring punk rocker who goes by the English name “Lucifer.”

‘Brexit’ Brouhaha Briskly Broached by World Economic Forum

What’s a premier exponent of globalization to do after Britain’s vote to exit the European Union? In the case of the World Economic Forum, arrange a panel discussion.

What’s In A Number? For China’s Bad Loans, A Host of Fine Print

In the imprecise science of divining China's banking health, the fine print is sometimes worth a closer look than the final statistic.

True or False? WeChat Offers a Gauge for Online Rumors

This week, an official WeChat account called Rumor Filter, operated by Tencent, added a new feature that it says could make it easier for people to check the veracity of social-media information.

Writing China: Law, Land and Power

The memory of the gunboats that pried the country open to the outside world lingers, forging the narrative that China underwent a century of humiliation in the last century.

Stimulating: Chinese Premier’s Bank Visit Stirs Talk of Easing

Is China on the verge of a new round of monetary easing? To some, a recent visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the country’s central bank and a big state-lender seemed to signal so.

Historical Shanghai Street Faces Uncertain Future

Jinling Road, marked by verandas that shield its sidewalks and display windows of violins and pianos, is a distinctly historical street in modern Shanghai. Now there are questions about its future.

Hong Kong Bookseller Agonized Over Telling of His Abduction

Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee has torn a hole through the official Chinese narrative about what happened to him and four of his colleagues who disappeared last year. Mr. Lam says that he agonized for days about whether to go public with details of his abduction and could do so because, unlike the other booksellers, […]

Skepticism in China After Wukan Confession

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‘China’s Offensive in Europe;’ Is There a Master Plan in Beijing?

In their book “China’s Offensive in Europe,” Philippe Le Corre and Alain Sepulchre analyze China’s rapidly expanding footprint on the continent, and what it means in global terms.

Chinese Children Dizzied by ‘Toxic Tracks’

From awkward-fitting uniforms to being picked last for teams, students around the world have gripes about gym class. But in China, such complaints have taken on a very particular nature, with some saying that school running tracks give them headaches and bloody noses.

On Air: China Tightens Rules on Adapting Foreign TV Shows

China’s media regulator is doubling down on rules to cleanse China’s airwaves of foreign influence.

Luxury Brands Step Up Shift to Digital in China

Luxury retailers who bet big on China during the boom years are getting digitally creative as the economic slowdown and clampdown on conspicuous consumption hit profits hard.

Denise Ho Draws Hong Kong Crowd After Lancôme Cowed

Hundreds of people squeezed into a quiet Hong Kong street to watch singer Denise Ho perform Sunday afternoon—the date and time her canceled appearance for Lancôme was originally due to take place.

Chinese Tourists Stir Up the Waters

Chinese tourists were caught wading into forbidden waters, in two separate incidents, adding to other watery transgressions.

Find-a-Journalist App Highlights Murky Media Practices in China

It isn’t a secret that some companies seek to buy favorable news coverage or that many journalists pad their incomes with envelopes of money slipped to them at press conferences, or after interviews. Now, an app takes “envelope journalism”...Show More Summary

Study Finds China’s Ecosystems Have Become Healthier

China's skies may be toxic, and its rivers fetid and prone to sudden infestations of pig carcasses. But according to a new study, the country's environmental battle has also been making quiet, measurable progress.

Li Ka-shing’s Fortunes Slide

Hong Kong's richest man hasn't had it all his own way. In January 2015, The Wall Street Journal wrote that “Li Ka-shing is now $2.5 billion wealthier.” Since then, there have been a number of corporate setbacks for the tycoon, and C.K. Hutchison Holdings hit its lowest share price Thursday since Mr. Li restructured his companies last year.

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