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China Mobile-Payment Battle Becomes a Free-for-All

The battle for the world’s biggest mobile-payment market is turning cutthroat.

President Obama to Meet Top Vietnamese Officials to Strengthen Ties

President Barack Obama begins a three-day visit to Vietnam on Monday with a series of meetings with government officials aimed at deepening U.S. ties with the country through new economic and security initiatives.

Less Bang for the RMB: China’s Capital Inefficiency

The flood of money unleashed on the Chinese financial system in the first months of the year has highlighted another problem: China’s not getting as much bang for its buck as it used to.

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan: Q&A with Scott Kennedy and Christopher K. Johnson

Analysts Scott Kennedy and Christopher K. Johnson with the Center for Strategic & International Studies have released Perfecting China, Inc.: The 13th Five-Year Plan.

In China’s New Austerity, Ghosts Now Haunt Government Offices

The great retreating tide of wasted credit that defined China's development in the last seven years has left behind, in forgotten byways, a landscape of ghostly urban desolation.

To Taiwan, with Love: Communist China Pines After Democratic Island

Chinese nationalists seemed forlorn on Friday as Taiwan inaugurated a new president, Tsai Ing-wen, whose political party nominally supports the self-ruled island’s independence from the mainland.

Not-So-Soft Spot: U.S. Embassy Q&A Scrubbed from Chinese Social Media Site

Are American diplomats trying to subvert the Chinese government by answering questions on how to set up a food truck in the U.S. or buy cheap Broadway tickets?

Swaying to the Music of Beijing: Tim Cook’s Week in China

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s visit this week to Beijing -- part of his bid to win back Chinese regulators and customers -- was full of Twitter-ready Chinese moments.

Beijing Denies Dangerous Interception of U.S. Spy Plane Over South China Sea

China criticized Washington for deploying a U.S. reconnaissance plane near Chinese territory, but denied a Pentagon account that Chinese jet fighters conducted a risky close-range interception.

Chinese Businessman Buys English Premier League Team Aston Villa for $109 Million

English soccer club Aston Villa, whose fans includes Britain’s Prince William, has found an owner from China, where President Xi Jinping has made development of the sport a national ambition.

Distract and Conquer: New Study Sheds Light on China’s Online Propaganda Strategy

Contrary to popular belief, China’s legions of pro-government Internet commentators aren’t really out to convince critics of anything. They just want everyone to think happy thoughts.

What Can Be Learned From China’s Monetary Past

China’s decline as a great power in the 19th century can’t be blamed on imperialism and opium. It was bad monetary policy, after all.

China’s Tencent and Launch Targeted Brand Advertising on WeChat

Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. and online retailer Inc. are deepening their advertising partnership on Tencent’s social media app.

China’s Midea Offers $5 Billion for German Robot Maker Kuka

Chinese home-appliance maker Midea Group launched a $5-billion-plus bid for German robotics specialist Kuka AG.

Realizing Xi Jinping’s Soccer Dream

President Xi’s dream for China’s soccer glory has become a national policy, writes expert contributor Yiyi Lu.

Chinese Jets Intercept U.S. Spy Plane Over South China Sea

Two Chinese jet fighters intercepted an American reconnaissance aircraft flying over the South China Sea in what U.S. defense officials characterized as a potentially unsafe maneuver.

New Tests Uncover Rash of Doping at Beijing Games

Experts in doping say recent technological advances led to the spate of positive results announced by the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday.

Hong Kong Beefs Up Security for Zhang Dejiang’s Visit

Hong Kong has ramped up security measures in preparation for the arrival of Zhang Dejiang, the No. 3 official in the Chinese Communist Party.

Friendlier Skies: China to Free Up Airspace, Build More Small Airports

China aims to open up its lower-level airspace and boost infrastructure for small civil aircraft over the next five years, as part of a new plan to grow general aviation into a 1 trillion-yuan ($153 billion) industry.

China Needs Fewer Skyscrapers, Says Manager of Country’s Tallest Building

The man behind China’s tallest tower has a message for developers scrambling to erect skyscrapers across the country: Less is more.

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