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Xi Jinping’s Middle East Trip: What to Expect

Xi Jinping's visit to the Middle East comes at an opportune time if China’s shopping for energy.

Where Is Wang Qishan as Brokers Become Corruption Targets?

Wang Qishan's agency has appeared to take a back seat to China's police during a high-stakes investigation into corruption suspected within the country’s securities sector.

Wanda-ful Singing: China’s Richest Man Wang Jianlin Has Pipes

Being China's richest man affords many liberties, including singing rock ballads at your company's annual meetings.

China Healthcare Reform Sparks Feud Between Foreign Drug Firms, Hospital

Pharmaceutical companies are facing new hurdles in China as healthcare reform shifts the financial playing field -- although critics say the debacle is the result of hospitals seeking to beef up their own profit.

Missing Hong Kong Bookseller Employee Resurfaces

A missing Hong Kong bookstore employee resurfaced on Chinese state television, where he tearfully confessed to a drunk-driving accident and said he voluntarily turned himself in to Chinese authorities.

China’s Securities Czar Casts Wide Blame for Market Turmoil

What’s wrong with China’s stock market? Just about everything, according to a statement from Xiao Gang, the country’s chief securities regulator, delivered at a national meeting of Chinese securities officials and posted on his agency’s website Saturday.

In An Unequal China, Inequality Data Lack Equal Standing

As stock markets collapse and economic expansion declines, the Chinese people can at least count on resilience in one social trend: income inequality.

K-Pop Singer’s Apology Strikes a Chord in Taiwan’s Election

A 16-year-old Taiwanese singer in a Korean pop group became an unexpected lightni ng rod in Taiwan’s elections, and likely gave a boost to opposition, pro-independence candidates in their landslide victory.

Taiwan’s Rough-and-Tumble Politics Not So Rough

The presidential candidates in Taiwan’s current election campaign have been loath to wade too far into the gutter. The contrast with the U.S. presidential campaign has been striking.

Taiwan Election: Pictures From the Lively, Last-Minute Rallies

The night before the Taiwanese election is the last chance for candidates to win support, and the lively scenes were captured on social media.

5 Things to Know About Taiwan’s Election

Voters in Taiwan, the Chinese-speaking world’s sole democracy, will elect a president and a legislature Saturday after a campaign that—unlike some in the past—proceeded without fireworks between Taiwan and China. Still, the outcome portends changes for Taiwan and beyond. Here are five things to keep in mind as voting goes ahead.

Rocker Strikes a Political Chord in Taiwan Election Campaign

With his tattoos, pony tail and taste for heavy-metal music, rocker Freddy Lim is not your typical candidate for a seat in Taiwan’s legislature. But this is not your typical election year.

Strait to the Finish: Who’s Running in Taiwan’s Presidential Race

Taiwan’s presidential election this Saturday is the sixth since the island began popularly electing its presidents 20 years ago. Here’s a look at the leading contenders.

Made in China: Visual Effects for Big-Budget Movies

Investment fund China Media Capital is filling its entertainment war chest with Chinese company that contributed many of the visual effects to the new "Star Wars" film.

Museum Gives Fallen Chinese Leaders a New Trial in the Court of Public Opinion

A museum dedicated to China’s court system is marking its opening by displaying items from the politically sensitive trials of two disgraced former leaders. Some in China’s boisterous online world don't see it as a matter of justice being served.

Economists React: China’s December Trade Data May Mean Worst Is Over

Excerpts from economists’ views on Wednesday’s trade data, edited for style and length.

Watch: Five Things to Know About Taiwan’s Pivotal Presidential Election

Voters in Taiwan, the only democracy in the Chinese-speaking world, will choose a new president and legislature Jan. 16. WSJ's Jenny W. Hsu offers a quick video primer to the elections.

Global Interest in China’s Real Estate Wanes, Except Offices in Top-Tier Cities – Survey

Global institutional investors and fund managers are taking a dimmer view of China’s property market and instead are placing their bets in Japan and Australia, according to a new survey.

The Porn Trial That’s Captivating China’s Internet

The live-streamed trial of Chinese Internet executives accused of disseminating thousands of illegal sex videos is driving an unusually vigorous debate in China over how the Internet should be managed.

China Needs Tax-Fueled Stimulus: Nobel Prize Economist

China needs another stimulus program, argues Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz—but unlike the 2008-09 spending, supported by new taxes rather than debt.

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