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In China, a Backlash Against ‘Cancerous’ Straight Men

A well-known Chinese scholar who recently declared that women are beautiful when they’re cleaning house or feeding babies has sparked a furious uproar over what some Chinese critics are calling a national scourge: so-called “straight man” cancer(???, or zhinan’ai).

Tencent Apologizes for Flashing WeChat Users With U.S. Flags

Chinese technology giant Tencent is very sorry for allowing American flag emoticons to flood the screens of those who use its popular social messaging app, WeChat.

Li Na Pregnant With First Child

Li Na won’t defend her Australian Open title this year. But she came to Melbourne with some big news.

Taiwan Party Chief’s Awkward Embrace

China gave the new chief of Taiwan’s ruling party a Beijing-style "high five," signaling its hope he will help make a fresh start in cross-strait ties. But the enthusiastic welcome for Eric Chu may turn out to be as much a hindrance as a help.

China Shares Fall Most in Six Years on Regulatory Crackdown

Chinese regulators dealt investors a double whammy with a clampdown on margin trading and a tightening up in the country’s shadow-banking industry, sending Shanghai’s stock market tumbling in its worst day in more than six years.

A Chinese City With a Towering Edifice Complex

While many a Chinese city has spent lavishly on questionable additions to its skyline, the northeastern hub of Shenyang has distinguished itself with its love of oddball architecture.

Taiwan Plans a ‘Sex Theme Park’

If you are embarrassed by public displays of sexuality, don't read on.

Buy in the Morning, Carry a Bottle: WSJ Reporters’ Advice for Traveling in China

We asked a couple of colleagues in China for a handful of practical tips for expats new in China and eager to tour the country.

Why China’s New Power-Use Record Isn’t as Electrifying As it Sounds

China on Friday posted figures showing the world’s second-largest economy consumed a record amount of electricity in December, but the hot numbers met a cold shoulder from analysts watching the industry.

Uniqlo Operator Vows to Improve Work Conditions in China

Fast Retailing Co., owner of the Uniqlo clothing chain, said Thursday it would improve working conditions at two Chinese factories operated by its suppliers, in response to allegations of labor-rights abuses at the facilities.

Nearly 75% of Chinese Women Want Their Mate to Earn Double Their Salary: Survey

Men in China looking for a wife may think of themselves as one in a billion, but they’d do well to own property and earn twice her salary if they want to catch her eye.

A New Ray of Hope in China’s Fight Against Pollution: Lawsuits

New legal developments that help environmental non-profits sue polluters now offer some hope for those fighting the degradation of China’s ecosystem.

Divine Intervention: Xinjiang Officials Punished for Playing Favorites With Pilgrims

Prospective Muslim pilgrims in China’s western Xinjiang region typically endure long waits to get on state-organized trips to Mecca. Helping them jump the line, though, could mean landing in hot water.

Economists React: Shadow Lending Grows in China

China's financial sector ended the year on a high note, with lending in December climbing to its highest level in six months.

U.S. Publisher Rebuffs Japan on ‘Comfort Women’ Revision

A major U.S. publishing company has rejected a request by the Japanese government to change passages in a history textbook about women who were forced to serve in Japanese military brothels during World War II.

Anthony Bourdain Boosts Xi’an Famous Foods

Anthony Bourdain has helped put a restaurant specializing in Xi'an cuisine on the map.

Jamie Dimon Asks: Do You Want a Chinese Bank to Be the Next J.P. Morgan?

For anyone who has ever thought that J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. might be better off in pieces, Jamie Dimon, J.P. Morgan's CEO, wants you to take a minute and think about this: Do you want the next J.P. Morgan Chase to be a Chinese comp...

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