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A Japanese local leader’s defense of the use of Chinese and Korean sex slaves to service Japanese soldiers during World War II as a “necessary” part of the war effort has drawn angry responses from Beijing and Seoul, aggravating tensions in the region that were already high after a series of earlier provocations.
Human Rights Watch says China's crackdown on prostitution has led to police abuse of accused sex workers.
Just as they’ve moved to knock down the ancient alleyways that once gave Beijing its charm, city officials are now moving to crack down on one of the city's most beloved culinary traditions. Among the main reasons: Air pollution.
The Arctic Council has nations queuing to participate as melting ice opens up more development of the region; Volkswagen AG said it would build a new plant in Changsha; the European Union's trade chief will ask for backing this week to start investigations into Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp.
A new crude oil pipeline through Myanmar due to begin operations in September will put China in a favorable position compared to other Asian economic powerhouses challenged by energy security issues.
Hong Kong’s top court handed down a groundbreaking ruling Monday to allow a transgender woman to marry her boyfriend.
Two pipelines in Myanmar will soon begin pumping oil and gas into China; a senior official in southwestern China pledged to cancel a planned petrochemical facility if a majority of residents expressed opposition.
China’s three state-run telecom carriers are not known for being cooperative. So it comes of something of a surprise that two of them are joining up to offer a single standardized payment plugin that could be used by the country’s many app developers and app stores.
Sina Weibo Liberal economist Mao Yushi is used to ruffling feathers on occasion. But lately he has made some of China’s hawks even more agitated than usual. In a campaign that some have likened to the political persecution that tookShow More Summary
Chinese banks will likely see a steady rise in profits from high-yield investment products in the medium term after last year's explosive growth, a senior executive at PricewaterhouseCoopers China said.
Japan's reputation as a prohibitively expensive place to visit is changing; China's solar companies will face a tough road ahead if the EU follows through with a plan to impose steep tariffs.
Chinese family planning officials revealed on Thursday that they are looking into whether celebrated film director Zhang Yimou violated the country’s one-child rule, prompting a froth of conflicted commentary online as Internet users struggled to balance frustrations with population control against disdain for the privileges enjoyed by the wealthy.
Getty Images Chinese leaders since Mao Zedong have been wary of letting China’s largest cities reach megacity proportion. The usual reason cited is the fear of turning Beijing, Shanghai and other such cities into Latin American-style slums. But Ohio State University political scientist Jeremy Wallace says there may be another reason: regime survival. Show More Summary
China watchers are all abuzz about urbanization, which is supposed to be a focus of reform. But what does the term mean? A preview of a report China's planning agency is planning to publish later this year offers some hints.
Thousands of police and troops flooded a south Beijing neighborhood one day after a surprise protest over the death of a young woman, but they couldn't stop the anger online.
It would seem Chinese local governments didn’t get the memo about reining in credit risks. According to data issued Wednesday by the China Trustee Association, a government-backed industry body, trust companies funneled 461 billion yuan...Show More Summary
Hong Kong may be a Chinese city known for its fiery pro-democracy protests—but a survey suggests its people value order above the right to vote.
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, who had never spoken to any media on the record, just gave his first-ever press briefing to local media outlets in New Zealand, a tiny market that apparently is a big part of the company's efforts to revamp its public image.
In March 2011, Warwick Ross began shooting “Red Obsession,” his new documentary about China’s impact on the Bordeaux market.
China’s new leaders are counting on urbanization to remake the economy but have tried to limit the flow to the country's largest cities; Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared to try to ease tension with neighboring countries.