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Sorry Davos, Xi Jinping Is Not Your Free Trade Savior

-OpEd- Is this China’s big moment? The World Economic Forum in Davos is welcoming Chinese president Xi Jinping as a special guest. It’s the first time a Chinese leader has attended the event. ...

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Why The World's Largest Country Is Struggling With Infertility

BEIJING — It's been more than a year since China abolished the one-child policy ntroduced in 1979 to control the population. The politburo came up with a new two-child policy and simplified the ...

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Child Thieves For Hire In China

A county in China long known for its poets and philosophers is now in the news for something far more notorious — renting out children as thieves for hire. In Dao county in the southern Chinese ...

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China, A Global Superpower? Not So Fast

-OpEd- KALAMAZOO — People from China who travel abroad are struck by the stark differences between their countries. In the U.S. and Europe, they probably envy how people live in comfort and are ...

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Mao's Aqueduct: Biggest Water Project Ever Rises In China

One of Mao's most grandiose ideas — an aqueduct stretching 3,500 kilometers —...

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In China, Why Even Some NGOs Are Counterfeit

BEIJING — China's copycat culture is so deeply ingrained that along with the mock mobile phones, counterfeit clothing and faux food packaging, there is also an abundance of ...

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China Is Amazon's Fastest Growing Destination

BEIJING — Zhang Wenyi is bullish on Amazon in China, which he says is already the U.S. retailer's ...

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A Rising China And The Vicious Circle Of Brain Drain

-OpEd- NOTTINGHAM — After recently studying a survey about the shocking number of ...

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China's Worrying 1%, Wealth Inequality Of Epic Proportions

A new study shows income and asset inequality in China has reached epic proportions, with the top...

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Alibaba To Baidu, China's Internet Giants Duck Responsibility

-Analysis- BEIJING — Over the last week, Tieba, an online forum of Baidu, China's largest search engine, has sparked a new kind of online controversy ...

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Welcome To Yanbian, China's Flourishing “Third Korea”

Despite China's geographic and political proximity with North Korea, it's South K...

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The Difference Between Chinese And Western Billionaires

A disproportionately high number of China's so-called "super-rich" came from re...

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How China Tries To Censor The Whole World

Already very active within the country, Chinese censorship is now being applied outside its borde...

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Worldcrunch Staff Picks Our 24 Best Stories Of 2015

PARIS — Our fair-minded but ever subjective staff of journalists, translators and editors have chosen what we believe to be the year's most engaging and ...

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Up Close At Huawei, China's Challenger To Smartphone Giants

A look inside Huawei's HQ in Shenzen, the Silicon Valley of China, where plans are being laid to ...

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China, An Economic Superpower Lagging On Innovation

BEIJING — China can be proud of its achievements in both business innovation and in ...

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China-U.S. v China-UK: Two Very Different Kinds Of Diplomacy

BEIJING — Over the past month President Xi Jinping made a state visit to the United States and to ...

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China And The Ghosts Of "Great Leap Forward" Urbanization

-Analysis- BEIJING — A recent United Nations report predicted that the year 2017 will be the turning point for China's demography. After reaching its peak ...

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Antiquity Troves In China, When The State Owns Your Backyard

BEIJING — Like others, as a child I used to daydream about taking a shovel and hunting through our yard for ...

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China's Changing Economy And The Great Global "Hangover"

-Analysis- BUENOS AIRES — We're now very much in the "hangover" stage, the proverbial "morning after," as countries all over the world face painful ...

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Tianjin Shows China Failing Again At Crisis Management

From the SARS health crisis and high-speed train crash to the latest explosion in Tianjin, Chines...

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Doing The Hard Math On China's Fortune 500 Companies

-Analysis- BEIJING — Included among Fortune's recently-published Global 500 rankings of the top corporations worldwide are 106 companies from ...