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China’s Water Problems Are Even Worse Than You Think: Report

Let China sleep, for when she wakes she will shake the world, Napoleon once supposedly said. He might also have warned: Let China sleep, for when she wakes she will be really, really thirsty.

Watch: Hong Kong Firebombing of Media Mogul’s House Caught on Camera

On Monday morning, pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai's home was firebombed in an upscale neighborhood of Hong Kong, along with his office.

Charlie Hebdo Attack Shows Need for Press Limits, Xinhua Says

The deadly terrorist attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo shows the need to impose limits on freedom of the press, China’s official news agency argued on Sunday, as more than three million people marched in anti-terror rallies across France.

Petrol Bombs Thrown at Beijing Critic Jimmy Lai’s Home, Office

Masked assailants attacked the residence of the publisher of a prominent pro-democracy newspaper and its Hong Kong offices on Monday.

Life With Ayi: On the Relationship Between an Expat and Her Chinese Maid

During the three years we lived in China, we had the same ayi, a woman who came twice a week to clean our apartment with a vengeance, for four hours at a pop. You might think that eight hours of cleaning a three-bedroom apartment each week is excessive.

Formica Looks to China to Restore Its Luster

As Formica Corp.’s retro appeal fades in America’s roadside diners and kitchens, the 101-year-old laminate company is turning its focus to China, a growing part of the US$30.4 billion global industry.

Why Pigs Are Crucial to Understanding China’s Surprisingly Low Inflation

Many economists have blamed sluggish oil prices for China’s low consumer inflation, but there’s another factor that may have been overlooked: falling pork prices.

Shanghai Blocks Access to Bund Stampede Site

Authorities in Shanghai have sealed off the site of a deadly New Year’s Eve stampede, cutting off access to an area that had in recent days become a gathering place for locals to air broader grievances.

China Auto Show Looks to Cover Up Models

Auto show or strip show? In China, sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference.

After Conquering Asia, The Selfie Stick Does Las Vegas

For all the high-tech gadgetry on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, the scene-stealer may have been that protruding metal monopod known as the selfie stick.

Police Shadow Journalists’ Charlie Hebdo Gathering in Beijing

Foreign correspondents who gathered at a Beijing bookstore on Thursday night to show support for the victims in this week’s deadly attack on a French satirical magazine came under close police scrutiny.

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Apologizes for Criticizing Rival JD.com

Next time Jack Ma talks trash about a rival, he may do it while wearing only a towel.

Pushing the Potato: China Wants People to Eat More ‘Earth Beans’

China’s gastronomic traditions may have been developed over the course of several millennia. But if central planners have their way, the country’s cuisine will soon be restyled with the help of a relative interloper: the humble spud...

Economists React: China’s 2014 Inflation Lowest in 5 Years

China's inflation climbed just a touch to 1.5% year-on-year in December, from 1.4% the month before. While consumers will be pleased with the modest figures, economists are worried. Without rising prices, businesses have little incentive to invest, and the burden of debt becomes harder to bear. Show More Summary

China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students

Chinese business schools are being hit by Beijing’s crackdown on corruption.

Early Look: China’s Economy Set to Miss Growth Target

A Wall Street Journal survey of 14 economists suggests Beijing's economy isn't likely to meet its 7.5% growth target for 2014.

Political Crimes Making a Comeback Under Xi Jinping, Group Says

Back in March, the human rights group Dui Hua Foundation produced data suggesting China’s security forces had taken a savvier, softer-seeming approach to the silencing of dissidents. It now appears that might only be partly right.

The Next Battleground in Hong Kong’s Democracy Fight

“Seize the opportunity,” urged the Hong Kong government in a new slogan, as it kicked off a new round of public consultations on Wednesday over how the city’s top official will be elected in 2017. The government’s critics may do just that.

China Loads Up Cash for Latin Leftists

China pledged billions of dollars of financing to Venezuela and Ecuador, two South American energy exporters battered by falling oil prices.

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