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The Hottest Mailbox in Shanghai Has Fans Flocking for Photos

After pop star Lu Han posted a photo of himself leaning against it, a mailbox in Shanghai has become a huge draw for photo-seeking tourists.

In China, One Nail House Doesn’t Get Hammered

Standoffs between developers and property owners in China are usually grim affairs almost always ending the same way: demolition. One holdout in the southern city Shenzhen is scoring a rare--but perhaps mixed--victory after fending off the bulldozers for more than a dozen years.

Inside the Slow Workings of the U.S.-China Cybersecurity Agreement

Nine months after Barack Obama and Xi Jinping announced a surprise series of cyber agreements at the Rose Garden press conference, it appears China and the U.S. are still figuring out how to talk about it.

Jack Ma Says Fakes “Better Quality and Better Price Than the Real Names”

Alibaba’s Jack Ma stepped into a firestorm with a comment that fakes were sometimes better quality than originals. “The problem is the fake products today are of better quality and better price than the real names,” he said at Alibaba’s investor day in Hangzhou. “They are exactly the same factories, exactly the same raw materials but they do not use the names.”

Electronics Maker Automates as China Costs Rise

A new generation of machines is gradually transforming this electronics factory in China’s manufacturing hub.

China’s Edifice Complex: A Setback Delays World’s Tallest Tower

Plans to build what would be the world's tallest building in central China—on ice since 2013—have been dealt a further setback.

Economists React: China Exports Fall, but Smaller Import Drop a Sign of Stabilization

Economists’ views on Wednesday’s China trade data, which showed exports continued to fall in May as external demand remained sluggish, while the drop in imports was smaller than expected.

Early Look: China’s ‘Lukewarm’ Economy in May

China’s economy appears to have sputtered along at low levels last month, still struggling to find fresh growth momentum following a jump-start earlier this year thanks government stimulus, according to a survey.

Nine-Dash Line’s Ambiguity a Good Thing, Argues Chinese Military Academic

For more than half a century, Beijing has maintained an air of mystery over the so-called nine-dash line, leaving others to guess at the precise meaning of the cartographic marker of its sovereignty claims over the South China Sea. These...Show More Summary

Untangling China’s Cybersecurity Laws

China has drafted several security laws over the past year that tighten regulation over suppliers of technological equipment and services.

Beijing Touts Uighurs’ Religious Freedom Amid Terrorism Crackdown

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One Human-Rights Question Too Many for China’s Foreign Minister

A top Chinese leader has a message for journalists everywhere: no more questions on human rights.

Economists React: Manufacturing Data Suggest China Could Reach Growth Target

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Chinese Detergent Maker’s Full Translated Apology for ‘Allegedly Racist’ Ad

The makers of what several news organizations described as among the most blatantly racist advertisements in recent memory have apologized, in a fashion.

Writing China: David Moser, ‘A Billion Voices’ 

In his new book, “A Billion Voices,” linguist David Moser charts how China forged a common national language from hundreds of dialects.

Taiwan’s Former President Leaves Mixed Legacy

The morning after Ma Ying-jeou stepped down as Taiwan's president earlier this month, he stepped out for his regular jog – as if to say that years of grinding criticism hadn't stopped him. His critics might say he was just running for cover.

Chinese Detergent Ad Raises Questions of Racism After It Goes Viral Abroad

A Chinese laundry-detergent advertisement that shows a paint-spattered black man being transformed by the power of soap into a clean-cut Asian man has sparked debate on Chinese social-media sites—and a vow from the owner of the country’s largest cinema chain not to show it—after it went viral on English-language news sites.

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