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Hong Kong Democracy Protests: A Journal of the Final Day

As Hong Kong police prepare to clear the main protest encampment in Admiralty on Thursday, thousands turned out to witness the final hours at the site.

Israeli Researchers Find Security Flaws on Alibaba’s International Marketplace

Security flaws on Alibaba Group's international marketplace exposed merchants and shoppers on the website to critical risks, an Israeli research firm said Wednesday, while the Chinese e-commerce giant responded that it has fixed the problem.

From ‘Mr. Clothes’ to ‘Baobo’: An Expat’s Quest for the Ideal Chinese Name

On my press card and official documents, I am Dai Bo, but it never really felt right. In Chinese, the name is nonsensical. Dai literally means “wears”; Bo is an honorific like Mr. or Sir. So, “Mr. Clothes”? “The Clothes Horse”? Me, who shops for suits once a decade?

Need Financing to Build U.S. Property? Try Chinese Visa Seekers

The giant trucks pumping concrete in Hudson Yards, New York’s biggest real-estate project in a generation, are being financed by an unlikely source: about 1,200 Chinese families in search of U.S. visas.

Economists React: China Inflation Hits Five-Year Low

China’s consumer and factory level inflation figures came in weaker than expected in November, with the consumer price index (CPI) up only 1.4% year-on-year for its slowest gain in five years and down from 1.6% in October. Here’s the take on the numbers from the economists.

Picture China: Panda Triplets, Soldiers in Macau, Mini-Vehicle

The day's China news in pictures: The world's only panda triplets join their mother at a park, soldiers sing during celebrations in Macau, an inventor drives his home-made mini-vehicle and more.

5 Reasons China’s Stocks Are Tanking

China’s notoriously volatile stock market dived 5.4% Tuesday, its biggest fall since 2009, with bonds and the currency moving sharply lower too. Here are 5 reasons why.

Japanese Rice Cookers a Hot Commodity Among Chinese

Wealthy Chinese, who have been snapping up luxury apartments in Tokyo this year, are turning their attention to another Japanese product: rice cookers.

China’s Social Media Lights Up as Markets Fall

As Chinese stock and bond markets wilted on Tuesday, the business corners of China’s social media lit up.

China Markets Suffer Worst Tumble in Years

Chinese stocks, currency and corporate bond markets all slid steeply on Tuesday after the government announced new moves to control risk in the country's debt-laden economy.

Despite Conservation Efforts, Ivory Prices Still Rising in China

Chinese prices for ivory tusks – known locally as white gold – have jumped in recent years, according to a new report.

Momo vs. Momo: China’s Tinder Fights for Its Name

As China’s popular dating app Momo prepares for an initial public offering in the U.S. on Thursday, a second Chinese relationship service – also called Momo – is saying it was Momo first.

Chinese Military Newspaper’s Livid Response to Report on Soldier Gear

If you’re going to blast China’s army for not giving its troops the best tools for their trade, you better get your facts straight. That’s the essence of a blistering riposte from the Chinese military’s official newspaper, after a local report criticized perceived shortcomings in equipment issued to soldiers in the People’s Liberation Army.

Writing China: Mark Kitto, ‘That’s China’

British entrepreneur and ex-military man Mark Kitto co-founded the popular “that’s” magazine franchise in China in 1998. The English-language magazine, which publishes local editions in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing, made Mr. Kitto a small-time media mogul before the business was seized by the government in 2004. Now Mr. Show More Summary

In China, First the Purge, Then the Economic Rebirth

China’s war on corruption, which last week claimed its most prominent target, is driven by Xi Jinping’s destroyer-in-chief as a necessary prelude to economic rebuilding.

Picture China: Iced Trees, Giant Inkstone, Hong Kong Protests

The day's China news in pictures: people play in the ice and snow, an 18-ton inkstone is displayed, a tourist takes photos at a Hong Kong protest site and more.

Trial of Hong Kong’s Billionaire Kwok Brothers Headed for Jury

The bribery trial of two billionaire brothers and Hong Kong’s former No. 2 official will soon go to the jury, in a case that would have transfixed this city in more normal times.

New York Skyscraper Is China Buyers’ Latest Property Deal

In the past two years, Chinese investors have bought stakes in New York’s most valuable office tower, one of its largest development projects and the country’s most expensive hotel ever sold. Next on the list: Manhattan’s newest skyscraper.

Zhou Yongkang Arrest Answers One Question, Raises Others

Beijing’s announcement late Friday night that its powerful former domestic security chief had been dismissed from the Communist Party and arrested wasn't surprising, but the way it was announced and explained was.

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