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Let China sleep, for when she wakes she will shake the world, Napoleon once supposedly said. He might also have warned: Let China sleep, for when she wakes she will be really, really thirsty.
On Monday morning, pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai's home was firebombed in an upscale neighborhood of Hong Kong, along with his office.
The deadly terrorist attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo shows the need to impose limits on freedom of the press, China’s official news agency argued on Sunday, as more than three million people marched in anti-terror rallies across France.
Masked assailants attacked the residence of the publisher of a prominent pro-democracy newspaper and its Hong Kong offices on Monday.
During the three years we lived in China, we had the same ayi, a woman who came twice a week to clean our apartment with a vengeance, for four hours at a pop. You might think that eight hours of cleaning a three-bedroom apartment each week is excessive.
As Formica Corp.’s retro appeal fades in America’s roadside diners and kitchens, the 101-year-old laminate company is turning its focus to China, a growing part of the US$30.4 billion global industry.
Many economists have blamed sluggish oil prices for China’s low consumer inflation, but there’s another factor that may have been overlooked: falling pork prices.
Authorities in Shanghai have sealed off the site of a deadly New Year’s Eve stampede, cutting off access to an area that had in recent days become a gathering place for locals to air broader grievances.
Auto show or strip show? In China, sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference.
For all the high-tech gadgetry on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, the scene-stealer may have been that protruding metal monopod known as the selfie stick.
Foreign correspondents who gathered at a Beijing bookstore on Thursday night to show support for the victims in this week’s deadly attack on a French satirical magazine came under close police scrutiny.
Next time Jack Ma talks trash about a rival, he may do it while wearing only a towel.
China’s gastronomic traditions may have been developed over the course of several millennia. But if central planners have their way, the country’s cuisine will soon be restyled with the help of a relative interloper: the humble spud...
China's inflation climbed just a touch to 1.5% year-on-year in December, from 1.4% the month before. While consumers will be pleased with the modest figures, economists are worried. Without rising prices, businesses have little incentive to invest, and the burden of debt becomes harder to bear. Show More Summary
Does China have style? Fashion goddess Anna Wintour thinks so.
Chinese business schools are being hit by Beijing’s crackdown on corruption.
A Wall Street Journal survey of 14 economists suggests Beijing's economy isn't likely to meet its 7.5% growth target for 2014.
Back in March, the human rights group Dui Hua Foundation produced data suggesting China’s security forces had taken a savvier, softer-seeming approach to the silencing of dissidents. It now appears that might only be partly right.
“Seize the opportunity,” urged the Hong Kong government in a new slogan, as it kicked off a new round of public consultations on Wednesday over how the city’s top official will be elected in 2017. The government’s critics may do just that.
China pledged billions of dollars of financing to Venezuela and Ecuador, two South American energy exporters battered by falling oil prices.