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The Art of Estimating China’s Economic Growth

Don’t bet against the Chinese government when it comes to annual growth targets.

What Chinese Fear Most: the United States

From a Chinese perspective, the main threat to their country isn't global economic instability, climate change or the Islamic State terror group. Instead, more people worry about the United States.

Painting, Politics and China’s Art Market: Q&A With Zhang Xiaogang

Painter Zhang Xiaogang’s fame has typified the world’s interest in things Chinese over the past decade-plus, as well as the commercial boom that overtook the art market. Recent works by the artist are part of a joint exhibition, his first, with American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, who died in 2007, being held at Pace Beijing Gallery.

Taiwanese President Tsai: Taiwan Won’t Succumb to China’s Pressure

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen sat down with The Wall Street Journal to discuss her first four months in office. Here’s a transcript of the interview.

Number’s Game: One Province’s Statistics Problem Is a Drag for China

China’s sweeping anticorruption campaign, in the estimates of many analysts, isn’t likely to cure the country’s deep-rooted graft problem. It is helping to clean up China’s murky economic data, at least in one instance.

Ex-Banker Tries to Blame West for China’s Economic Problems, Gets Destroyed on Social Media

If an appeal to patriotic sentiment is how the stewards of China’s economy are planning to smooth over their policy shortcomings, they may need to come up with some other strategy.

Chinese Tabloid Riles Singapore in South China Sea Spat

Tensions between Singapore and Beijing over the South China Sea moved to a new front this week: a tabloid newspaper.

The Chinese Banks Eating Wall Street’s Lunch (in Asia)

Two years ago, the investment-banking leaderboard in Asia was a who's who of Wall Street. That's not the case these days.

Chinese Tourists Encouraged to Behave Ahead of Mass Vacation

Urinating on the streets of Hong Kong? Hurling hot water at flight attendants? Stealing wood from Lovers’ Beach in Thailand? These are the kind of mainland-Chinese tourist antics that the motherland is looking to stub out.

Warning Sounded Over Chinese Economy

Recent stability in the Chinese economy masks deep-seated problems that threaten to rattle global markets in advance of a leadership change next year, according to a survey.

Typhoon Megi Slams Into Taiwan

Typhoon Megi bashed into the east coast of Taiwan on Tuesday, forcing schools, offices, the train lines and the stock exchange to close.

China’s Quest for Scientific Glory and Aliens

China’s new radio telescope, the largest in the world—and the latest marker of Beijing's ambition to become a global player in science—began its search for signals from distant galaxies.

Blockchain Gets a Push in Shanghai: ‘A Shared Version of the Truth’

Huddle several hundred bankers, regulators and geeks into a hotel and you’ll hear how the technology that underpins the internet currency bitcoin is on the brink of changing how the world tracks money, music, identities and even handbags -- as well as predictions that real-world applications might emerge fastest in China.

Watch a Dragon Take Shape on a Beijing Wall

Stretching 25 meters along a wall in Beijing’s Tuanjiehu neighborhood since earlier this month is a painting of a dragon, the sixth and biggest in artist Qi Xinghua’s plan to paint a hundred dragons on walls in China and across the world.

Location, Location: Two Apartments May Save a Chinese Firm’s Stock Listing

China’s resurgent housing market in major cities is propping up growth in the country’s slowing economy, and for Nanjing Putian Telecommunications, owning just two apartments seems to offer a lifeline.

Samsung’s Attempt to Douse China Firestorm Has Consumers Steaming

For many in China, Samsung's response to an exploding phone controversy just reinforced an entrenched notion: Foreign companies like to bully Chinese consumers.

Writing China: The Limits of the Yuan’s Global Rise

On Oct. 1, the Chinese yuan will join the International Monetary Fund's basket of elite reserve currencies. In his new book, "Gaining Currency," Eswar Prasad, a former top China hand at the IMF, says China needs to carry out a broad range of reforms, both economic and political, before the yuan can become a truly global currency on par with the dollar.

Donald Trump Is A Few Years Behind on the China Currency Problem

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he'll label China a currency manipulator if he's in the White House. But he's a step behind Beijing's latest actions.

How China’s Past Stimulus Is Dogging Its Growth Prospects

The way China boosted its economy after the financial crisis may permanently weigh on its growth, new research says.

Over the Moon: Alibaba Engineers Fired for Mooncake Hacking

On the eve of Mid-Autumn Festival, some people will go to great lengths to get mooncakes, the traditional gift for family, friends and colleagues. At Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., four engineers tried to rig the distribution system of the e-commerce giant’s mooncake sell-off—and were fired for their effort.

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