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‘The Voice Kids’ to Seek Young Chinese Justin Biebers

China is looking for its own Justin Bieber -- and it’s okay if the hopefuls aren’t that cute.

Beijing Aims to Improve City’s Manners With Contest for Best-Behaving Passengers

Here in China’s capital, riding the city’s sprawling subway can sometimes be a contact sport. Now, as President Barack Obama and other world leaders descend on Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit next week, authorities have launched a behavior-modification campaign: A contest to promote grown-up deportment onboard.

Xi Jinping: China’s Economic Risks ‘Not That Scary’

China’s economic risks are manageable, President Xi Jinping told business leaders Sunday, pledging to help boost growth and improve infrastructure, trade and transport links across the Asia-Pacific region.

China Sees Itself at Center of New Asian Order

In a valley flanked by snow-capped peaks on China’s border with Kazakhstan, a vision of Beijing’s ambitions to redraw the geopolitical map of Asia is taking shape. This remote outpost, once a transit point for Silk Road merchants, is where China is building one of its newest cities.

Spitters, Line-Cutters, Loud-Talkers: Beijing Residents on How Manners Have Changed

As U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders descend on the city for APEC, China Real Time hits the streets to hear how locals feel about how the city’s manners have changed.

5 Things to Know about Horgos and China’s New Silk Roads

China aims to redraw the geopolitical map of Asia with plans for a network of new ports, pipelines, roads and railways, and a “Silk Road Economic Belt” through the newly established city of Horgos on the Kazakhstan border.

Who Gave Ground? China, Japan Tweak Translations to Claim Victory

China and Japan issued a joint statement on Friday that laid out their intentions to resume talks after a long diplomatic chill. The short statement was carefully crafted to give the two sides plenty of room to offer their own interpretations and avoid giving the impression that they had made compromises.

With Beijing-Tokyo Agreement, China’s Military Takes Another Hit

News out of Beijing that China and Japan have decided to move closer to dialogue on territorial disputes in the East China Sea is likely be to welcomed by everyone, with one notable exception.

Trust Sector Growth Slows as Banks Pare Back Exposure

China’s trust sector posted a further slowdown in quarterly growth in assets in the three months from July to September, signaling that banks may be scaling back their use of trusts to make off-balance-sheet loans.

Picture China: Snow in Lhasa, Persimmon Harvest, Waterfall Rainbow

The day's China news in pictures: a Buddhist braves snow while rotating a prayer wheel in Lhasa, a farmer hangs persimmons to air during the harvest season, visitors take pictures of a rainbow at the Hukou Waterfall in Shanxi and mo...

Dealing with China, U.S. Needs to Separate Rhetoric from Reassurance

As U.S. President Barack Obama gets ready to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping following the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing next week, relations between the world’s two largest economies are mired in a troubling inertia.

Looking Ahead: Economists Predict Weak Start to China’s Fourth Quarter

As the year draws to an end, worries about China's longer-term economic prospects are building. Economists’ predictions for October’s data – due to start trickling in this week – suggest a weak start to the fourth quarter, with no sign of a pick-up on the horizon.

Rare Credit Shrinkages Show Local Strains

“Contractionary” isn’t a word you typically associate with credit in Chinese. Over the last six years, debt in world’s second largest economy has ballooned, led by banks and supported by an increasingly complex array of shadow lende...

As China’s Economy Slows, Companies Like Coca-Cola Feel the Chill

For a surprising take on China’s economy, it is worth looking at the third- quarter earnings of multinational companies doing business there.

Officials Scramble to Arrange Meeting Between Xi Jinping, Shinzo Abe

As Asia-Pacific leaders gather in Beijing for their annual summit, one critical measure of success is whether Asia’s two largest economies can take a break from their bitter rivalry and begin to normalize relations.

After Suicide, Foxconn Worker’s Poems Strike a Chord

Poems from a young worker at Foxconn Technology Co. who committed suicide have opened a rare window into the mundane and grueling work on China’s factory floors.

Apple Blocks Chinese iPhone Hacks

Apple said it blocked newly discovered apps meant to help prying eyes spy on Chinese iPhone users through Mac computers.

U.S. and China Spar Over Tariffs on High-Tech Gadgets

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum is starting its Beijing meetings and so far it’s looking like a China-U.S. show, with the other 19 nations as bystanders.

In Tactics Switch, Hong Kong Protesters to March on Beijing’s Liaison Office

With the protests now into their sixth week, a wider band of pro-democracy activists plans to march Sunday from this city’s business district to the Chinese government liaison office.

Picture China: Panda Triplets, Clown Doctor, APEC Preparations

The day's China news in pictures: Panda triplets make their debut appearance in southern China, a "clown doctor" performs at a children's hospital in Shanghai, APEC keeps cars off the road in Beijing and more.

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