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Hundreds of Firefighters Battle Chemical Plant Blast in China

Six people have been hospitalized and hundreds of firefighters deployed to battle a blaze sparked by an explosion at a plant in southern China that produces the toxic chemical paraxylene, officials said Tuesday.

From Pig Farmer to Math Teacher: Chasing Jobs in China

Foreigners continue to head to China in search of work. It may not be as easy as is used to be, say some foreigners, citing tighter visa policies, a rising class of well-trained local workers and a less-welcoming vibe in general.

5 Things Xiaomi Does to Cultivate Fans

How does the world’s fifth-largest smartphone maker- five-year-old Xiaomi cultivate fans?

The Secret to China’s Most Valuable Startup

Five-year-old Xiaomi has achieved this success partly by making its customers feel part of an exclusive club, such as by throwing parties for them every few weeks across China.

U.S. Defense Chief Heads East, Talking Tough on China

The U.S. is deeply concerned about China’s behavior in the South China Sea and its cyber activities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday as he headed for security meetings in the region.

U.S. Geologist Expresses Gratitude After Release From Chinese Prison

Texas geologist Xue Feng emerged from over seven years in Chinese prison on Friday feeling gratitude -- not grievance -- about a chilling ordeal where he was pegged as a thief of national secrets.

Zhou Yongkang Charges Come As Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Hits Snags

Former Chinese security czar Zhou Yongkang has now been formally charged with bribery and abuse of power, in what appears to be yet another triumph in President Xi Jinping’s strategy to go after “tigers and flies”. But a number of signs suggest that Xi’s strategy is beginning to show its age, writes CRT analyst Russell Moses.

China Sets Its Sights on Joining the IMF’s Special Currency Club

Beijing now has its eyes on yet another elite grouping – the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights – an exclusive collection of global currencies that form a special reserve asset.

China’s Censors Take Aim At a New Target: Japanese Cartoons

After cracking down on unlicensed foreign TV dramas, China’s media regulators are setting their sights on cartoons.

China Charges Zhou Yongkang With Bribery

Prosecutors have charged China’s powerful former security chief with bribery, abuse of power and leaking state secrets, formalizing Communist Party accusations against the most senior figure yet to fall in Beijing’s sweeping corruption crackdown.

A New Cancer Drug, Made in China

Xian-Ping Lu left his job as director of research at drug maker Galderma R&D in Princeton, N.J., to co-found a biotech company to develop new medicines in his native China.

Heard in the Hutong: How Beijing Residents Feel About the City’s 2022 Winter Olympics Bid

Will China’s smoggy capital be picked to host the 2022 Winter Olympics? Inspectors from the International Olympic Committee recently wrapped up a visit to evaluate Beijing’s joint bid with the nearby city of Zhangjiakou. CompetitionShow More Summary

China Tries to Clean Up E-Commerce

China is tightening control over the loosely regulated world of Chinese e-commerce, a booming sector that has created behemoths such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

China’s Healthcare System Plagued By ‘Unprofessional’ Doctors, Researchers Say

As China tries to overhaul its healthcare system, one issue that could undermine the process is its doctors’ lack of professionalism, according to an article published Wednesday in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

The Tricky Thing About Moral Hazard in China

China has unveiled a bank insurance deposit plan,but economists say getting banks to stop believing in that implicit guarantee could be tough.

Can Hydrogen-Fueled Cars Rise in China?

French industrial gas supplier Air Liquide SA are hoping the world’s biggest market for passenger cars, China, will become a major market for hydrogen-powered cars.

GitHub Back to Normal After Attacks Blamed on China

The U.S. website, GitHub, heavily frequented by coders and other technorati reported on Wednesday that it was operating normally for the first time in several days after attacks blamed on China.

China Leads Drop as Foreign Adoptions Plunge in U.S.

For Americans adopting abroad, the wait for a healthy Chinese baby may take several years, as China began encouraging domestic adoption and implementing stricter regulations for foreigners to qualify to adopt.

Economists React: China’s Factories Gain in March, But Still Weak

China official gauge of factory activity edged higher in March, offering up a modest sign of improvement in the manufacturing sector of the world’s second largest economy. Economists give their take on what it all means.

Hanoi Takes Resistance to Beijing Underwater

Faced with a new threat from China—this time at sea—Vietnam’s outgunned and outnumbered military is falling back on a similar tactic: It’s hiding underwater.

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