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Helping China's Elderly Catch Up With Our Information Age

BEIJING — A video is making the rounds across China's internet. On a bus in the western city of Xi'an, an elderly man is seen shouting at a pregnant woman that she should give up her seat. "I am ...

China

Why Chinese Are Choosing Europe To Invest In Real Estate

BEIJING — Yang Ke works for a high-tech company in Shenzhen on the southeast coast of China. Thanks to a few years spent abroad, he has saved up a considerable amount of money and is looking to ...

China

China, Deconstructing Xi Jinping's Imperial Temptation

By becoming president for life, Xi Jinping is bringing China back to its imperial history, taking...

China

A Virtual Frog Video Game And China's One-Child Mindset

BEIJING — An online game from Japan has become a hopping success in China. Unheard of until recently, Tabikaeru: Travel Frog — developed by the Japanese company Hit-Point — is suddenly all the ...

China

In Xi Jinping’s China, The Cult Of Mao Comes Roaring Back

BEIJING — In Xi Jinping's China, it is again a risky proposition to openly criticize Mao Zedong. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) thought it had resolved the discussion in 1981 when it decreed ...

Argentina

Put All Doubts To Rest, China Is Betting On The Free Market

Xi Jinping's calls in Davos to protect free trade are not a jab at Donald Trump, but in keepi...

Switzerland

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. ...

China

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 ...

China

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 ...

China

Guangzhou, How Villages Get Swallowed Into A Megacity

In 2002, the major southern city gave developers a decade to revitalize 138 old villages as part ...

China

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

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

China

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 ...

China

A Rising China And The Vicious Circle Of Brain Drain

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

United States

Chinese Super-Rich Storm Los Angeles Real Estate Market

In the past year, the greater Los Angeles area has seen a surge in the number of ...

China

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...

China

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 ...

China

The Difference Between Chinese And Western Billionaires

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

China

Lamborghini In China, Racing To Improve Reputation

BEIJING — As it marks the 10th anniversary of its entry into China, Lamborghini is undergoing a major ...

China

How China Tries To Censor The Whole World

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

France

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 ...

China

China, An Economic Superpower Lagging On Innovation

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

China

China In Doubt, Contradictions Of A Nation On The Defensive

Faced with enormous challenges both at home and abroad, China reveals itself as a land of double ...