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Year of the Monkey: Your Photos #WSJCNY

Readers share their photos of Monkey-themed Lunar New Year festivities around the world.

? Single and alone this Valentine's Day in Shanghai? We've got ideas for you!

Classically, Valentine's Day is the cheesiest holiday of the year. The festival of love is said to have begun with the Romans who sacrificed animals and held a massive drunken feast to honour a she-wolf god Lupa. Well, haven't things...Show More Summary

Chinese tech groups offer $1 billion for Norwegian web browser Opera

Continuing China's mission to snatch up all of the business in the world, a consortium led by Chinese firms has offered $1.2 billion for the entirety of Norway-based web browser company Opera. And Opera's board is unanimously keen on the offer. [ more › ]

Catholic Church Tells Bishops They Are Not Obliged to Disclose Child Sex Abuse: Report

Report says the Church has told prelates that decision should be made by the victims and their families

94-Year-Old Former Auschwitz Guard Goes on Trial in Germany

Former SS Sgt. Reinhold Hanning says he worked in a part of the concentration camp where gassings did not take place

The U.S. Olympic Committee Is Hiring Infectious Disease Specialists for Zika

"First and foremost, we want to make sure our athletes have accurate information because they're concerned"

Donnie Does trolls Donald with sign reading 'Trump Likes His Steak Well Done' at South Carolina rally

While he may not be in China any more, it appears that Donnie of "Donnie Does" fame is still keeping it real, even going so far as to troll The Donald himself on live TV at a political rally. [ more › ]

Beijing’s Smog Spiked 76% During 2015 Cold Spell

A plunge in temperatures at the end of 2015 caused Beijing's air pollution levels to soar by 76%.

North Korea Isn’t Going to Stop Provoking Its Ally China Anytime Soon

Pyongyang keeps testing the patience of Beijing, it's only friend on the international stage, because it can afford to

China's highest grossing film of all time Monster Hunt flops in US, takes in $21,000 during opening weekend

They were not ready to accept a computer-animated monster kingdom into their hearts. [ more › ]

The Death Toll From Syria’s War Is Actually 470,000, New Research Claims

The Syrian Center for Policy Research says that 11.5% of Syria's population has been killed or injured

Thumb-sized monkeys have become all the rage among China's wealthy

What everybody who's anybody will be wearing during this Year of the Monkey. [ more › ]

Advertisement pops up in Beijing Metro telling parents to get off their kids' backs about getting married

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

"Dear father and mother, don't worry. The world is so big. There are so many different ways to live. You don't have to be married to be happy." [ more › ]

In business: Amazon receives Chinese shipping license, looks to challenge Alibaba for global supremacy

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Not content with investing in food delivery companies with cutesy names, Amazon is planning to become a real fixture in China, with an expansion of its logistics operations that will handle goods headed to Japan, Europe, and the US. [ more › ]

LOOK: Beijing becomes a ghost town once again during Spring Festival

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

It looks like China has another ghost city to map out -- at least for this week -- Beijing. [ more › ]

Investigators find discrepancies between collapsed Tainan apartment building and blueprints, developers arrested

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The plot thickens on the case of the dubiously-constructed Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex that toppled over during Saturday's earthquake in Taiwan, killing dozens of residents. In addition to the eyebrow-raising presence of cooking...Show More Summary

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