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Violence at Myanmar Border Puts Beijing in a Bind

When warplanes involved in fighting over northern Myanmar streaked across the border into China, an errant bomb killed Chinese farmers and put Beijing in a bind over a conflict it has tried to avoid.

China’s Coming Education Crisis

One the knottiest problems China faces as its economy slows is a mismatch between people’s education levels and the needs of an economy increasingly reliant on technology and innovation, the OECD said Friday in a report on China.

Runway Inflation: Airport Expansion Takes Heat in Hong Kong

If Hong Kong builds it, will the flights come?That’s the question many in the former British colony are asking about plans for a third airport runway that is set to be the city’s most expensive infrastructure project ever.

Watch: The Price of Ivory? 100 Elephants Killed Per day

Thailand arrested two alleged ivory cartel leaders Thursday. How are other countries trying to halt poaching and the China-driven trade in elephant tusks?

China Wants Peak Coal, Peak Steel and… Peak Fertilizer

Fresh from declaring war on coal and steel consumption, China is now turning its guns on chemical fertilizers as part of a state campaign to clean up its industry.

Golden Move: Q&A With Rising Hong Kong Film Star Ivana Wong

The Hong Kong musician-turned-actress, Ivana Wong, made her big-screen debut last year in “Golden Chickensss,”. Ms. Wong spoke with China Real Time about her transition into her new acting career.

For New York Times, Another Route to Chinese Readers

In May, the New York Times will launch Chinese Monthly, a 24-page publication printed in simplified Chinese made up of translated Times’ content.

Chinese Firms Shift Investment From Mines to Trophy Assets

A thirst for natural resources is being replaced by a rising hunger among Chinese businesses and wealthy individuals to acquire trophy assets and find homes for their cash overseas.

Bacardi Launches Tea-Distilled Liquor in China

Bacardi Ltd., known for its namesake rum, is rolling out a tea-distilled liquor in China in a bid to differentiate itself in a spirits market that sank amid a government-led austerity campaign.

5 Takeaways From Chinese Property Developers’ 2014 Earnings

Earnings season is under way, and some Chinese property developers are already reporting weaker results for their 2014 earnings. That’s not a surprise given the nationwide dip in property sales but it’s not all bleak. Here’s a guide for sorting through the numbers to find the problems and the silver linings.

Starbucks Bets on Bottled Drinks in China

Plans to build a bottled coffee market are brewing in China, as Starbucks Corp. and Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. on Thursday in a joint statement announced plans to expand Starbucks’ line of bottled Frappuccino drinks across China.

Volkswagen Navigates Rough Public Relations Patch in China

In recent days, Volkswagen, the biggest selling carmaker in China, has been getting its knuckles repeatedly rapped for allegedly shoddy quality and poor after-sales services.

An Influential Voice Slams U.S. Handling of New China-Led Infrastructure Bank

The U.S. has been urging allies to steer clear of Asia's new China-led infrastructure investment bank. Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, calls that approach mistaken on multiple levels.

Sylvia Chang on the Making of ‘Murmur of the Hearts’

Sylvia Chang spoke to the Journal about the challenges of making her new film, the environment for independent cinema and her coming movie musical.

Yahoo Pulls the Plug on China Operations

Yahoo Inc. is withdrawing its remaining operations in China, laying off between 200 and 300 employees and shutting down its Beijing research center.

In Hong Kong, Should Expats Learn Cantonese?

The inevitable finally happened. Last month, during a Chinese New Year dinner at a seafood restaurant in Sham Shui Po, a working-class neighborhood in Kowloon, my wife’s uncle said something that I had been asking myself for years: “You’ve lived in Hong Kong for so many years – and you still don’t speak Cantonese?”

A Fugitive’s Gamble to Go Home — Behind the Scenes Podcast

Seven years after fleeing China, one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives decided to return home, despite prospects of life in prison or a possible death sentence. Listen to a WSJ reporter tell the story behind the story.

Hong Kong Residents Heavily in Favor of Beijing Election Proposal. Or Are They?

A recent university poll suggests Hong Kong people are narrowly against Beijing’s proposal for elections in 2017. Meanwhile, mystery continues to surround a government survey showing the opposite.

Waning Chinese Tourist Enthusiasm Could Hurt Hong Kong, Credit Suisse Warns

Hong Kong is starting to lose it shine for mainland visitors as debate on their effects on the city rages, according to Credit Suisse.

U.S. Cloud Providers Face Backlash From China’s Censors

U.S. tech companies are caught in the middle of an escalating battle between Chinas increasingly active Internet censors and the free-speech activists determined to thwart them.

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