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Economists React: China Inflation Eases, But Deflation Risks Rise

Economists give their take on the latest price data and offer their views on the needed policy response.

After Yangtze Ship Tragedy, A Deleted Report Drives Speculation

The disappearance of a Chinese newspaper report on the Eastern Star has added to speculation over what caused China’s worst nautical disaster in nearly seven decades.

Malaysia Toughens Stance With Beijing Over South China Sea

Malaysia said Monday it will protest what it called the intrusion of a Chinese Coast Guard ship into its waters north of Borneo, an unusually assertive step by the country amid tensions in the South China Sea.

Boar to Be Wild: Hong Kong’s Pesky Pigs ‘Fear No Man’

In Hong Kong, where the infiltration of wild boars has lately become a nuisance, two opposing solutions have emerged about how to deal with the hairy situation. Some say ‘shoot,’ but Uncle Biu wants pigs protected.

China to Have Veto at Infrastructure Bank

A new China-led infrastructure bank will have a leaner, more efficient structure that ultimately gives Beijing veto power over major decisions.

And That’s a Wrap: China Cites Cartoons, Film Development in Defending Human Rights Record

China's annual human rights white paper cited progress in a range of areas, including development of the country's film and cartoon industries.

Economists React: Imports Slump, While Exports Fail to Impress

Economists weigh in on China’s May trade data, which showed more signs of weakness in demand both at home and abroad.

Heard in the Hutong: What Do Beijingers Think of the Smoking Ban?

It's been a week since Beijing imposed a new ban on smoking indoors. We spoke with residents to see what they think of the policy.

Meet Xiaomi Founder’s Other Company

Lei Jun is known mostly for his fast-growing smartphone startup Xiaomi. But part of Xiaomi’s success is due to a different company of Mr. Lei’s: Kingsoft.

Asia’s SAT Cheats

The cat-and-mouse game in Asia between some students seeking to enter U.S. universities and test-givers continued on the last SAT testing date of the academic year on Saturday, with test administrators appearing to clamp down on one way of gaming the system, though some students said other methods remained.

Big Gender Gap in Views of Women’s Workplace Gains, Survey Shows

A new survey shows that people in China have a positive view of women's status in the workplace -- although, perhaps unsurprisingly, men have a rosier take on the issue than women.

Xiaomi the Money: China’s New Phone Giant Sets Sights Abroad

Entrepreneur Lei Jun’s smartphone startup Xiaomi used social networking to win over Chinese -- but can he succeed overseas?

Frustration Builds Among Families of Yangtze Cruise-Ship Victims

Tensions are building between officials and the families of those lost aboard the Yangtze Cruise-Ship.

Wasting Away: U.S. Scrap Exports Fall As China Demand Wanes

A strong dollar, slowing Chinese economy cut into demand abroad for salvaged metal and paper.

A Glimpse of the Eastern Star’s Last Voyage

Satellite data, interviews with experts and a handful of survivor accounts in Chinese state media begin to paint a picture of the Eastern Star's final voyage.

Heroism Claims, ‘Hottest Men’ Anger Online China Amid Ship Tragedy

As Chinese authorities came closer to conceding that rescuers saved almost no passengers from the ill-fated river cruise ship that capsized, China’s bloggers began criticizing those efforts at a volume that the country's social-media services rarely tolerate these days.

5 Things to Know About Head Transplants

A Chinese surgeon is working toward the futuristic medical feat of head transplants—joining the body of one animal to the head of another—as explained in a Wall Street Journal article. Any such operation in humans, which the surgeon says could potentially help patients with broken or diseased bodies, remains far off. Here is what you need to know.

Bereaved Woman’s Outburst Exposes Gaps in Chinese Shipwreck Response

Relatives of those lost to the Yangtze’s churning waters voice a common grievance: a dearth of timely information about search efforts and post-mortem arrangements.

Found In Translation: The Mysterious Case of Baidu Translate

Language learners looking for a little help with their vocabulary could get more than an English lesson from China’s most popular search engine, Baidu.

Early Look: China May Data Likely to Show Signs of Growth Recovery

Growth momentum in the world’s second largest economy remains fragile, with more stimulus policies needed to ensure it remains on track, economists say.

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