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Ford Brings Its F-150 Raptor to China, Where Pickups Face Rocky Terrain

At the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Ford will showcase the all-new F-150 Raptor pickup, marking the debut of its F-series in the world’s largest auto market.

Apple Suspends Online Book and Movie Services in China

Apple Inc. has suspended its online book and movie services in China as it seeks a way to comply with the country’s stringent new content regulations.

Shanghai Disney Resort Rolls Out Menu with Chinese Characteristics

Disney is working its magic on classic Chinese dishes — including Peking duck-topped pizza in the shape of Mickey Mouse's head — to be served up at its new park in Shanghai.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Adds New Military Title

Chinese President Xi Jinping is now the commander in chief of the new joint battle command center, in addition to being the chairman of the Central Military Commission.

Fears Grow About Toxic Environments in Chinese Schools

Fear gripped parents across China this week after national media reported that hundreds of students in separate schools had fallen ill after classroom exposure to toxic fumes emitted from chemical plants.

Why One Cybersecurity Firm Says China Has Soured on Conventional Hacking

Analysts at FireEye have a provocative theory for why China agreed to last year's surprising cybersecurity deal with the U.S.: Chinese officials were already starting to question the usefulness of hacking.

Death of Last Cultural Revolution Group Member Met With Official Silence in China

Five decades ago, Qi Benyu penned polemics used by Mao Zedong to unleash the Cultural Revolution, the tumultuous mass upheaval that racked China for ten years.

Video: BMW Loses Its Top Electric Team to A Chinese Start Up

BMW has lost its core development team for the i3 and i8 electric vehicle line to Chinese startup Future Mobility Corp.

China Warns of Latest National Security Threat: ‘Sea Turtles’

Chinese state media sent a clear warning message this week: as the number of students studying abroad rises, so, too, do risks to the country's national security.

Tencent, Alibaba Battle for Chinese Office App Users

The war to control office communications in China began in earnest Monday, when Tencent Holdings Ltd. launched its Qiye Weixin, or Enterprise WeChat, app.

Tech Firm Discloses Bribery Probe by China

PTC Inc., a digital and online technology service provider, disclosed Wednesday that Chinese authorities are investigating the firm over bribery allegations settled in the U.S.

Twitter Goes on Defensive About China Head’s Background

Twitter's hiring of a Chinese tech executive with past links to China’s military and security agencies but little social media experience has raised concerns about the company’s strategy in the massive China market.

In Xi Jinping’s Meeting with Chinese Tech Chiefs, A Reminder of State Control

To the casual visitor, Chinese Internet companies often seem like Silicon Valley transplants, with their space-age lounges, rock climbing walls and denim-clad engineers. But there’s occasionally a reminder of the differences.

While Beijing’s Air Quality Improves, Smog Makes Journey to the West, Greenpeace Finds

China's pollution is going west, according to the latest analysis by NGO Greenpeace East Asia.

Wanda Says Investors Could Triple Investment After Domestic China Relisting

Chinese property-and-entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. is telling private investors joining its $4 billion property-arm buyout deal that they could triple their money when the unit lists domestically.

That’s My Bag, Baby: Tycoon Kuok’s Daughter Hopes to Hook Asia on Secondhand Luxury

What can a billionaire’s daughter do to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming "daddy's boss?" Sell used designer handbags online -- for as much as 20,000 U.S. dollars a pop.

Political Psychiatry: How China Uses ‘Ankang’ Hospitals to Silence Dissent

Human rights groups have long charged that one of the crudest examples of illegality in Chinese criminal procedure is the political use of psychiatry to detain, imprison, and forcibly medicate dissidents and activists.

Left Behind by China’s One-Child Policy

The abolition of China’s one-child policy came too late for one group of middle-aged Chinese: those whose only child has died and whose financial security in old age is now in jeopardy.

Tencent Rolls Out New ‘Enterprise WeChat’ for Corporate Clients

Tencent Holdings Ltd., operator of the popular WeChat messaging app, has launched an app for handling office communications and administration in the company’s latest move to attract corporate clients in China.

China GDP: Second Look Shows Slower Growth

Chian's seasonally adjusted GDP numbers for the first quarter showed growth from the fourth quarter of 1.1%, the slowest since the government started releasing seasonally adjusted quarterly figures in late 2010.

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