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Son of China’s Richest Man Criticized by State Media for His Infatuation/Wanda Withdraws From AMC
The man is Wang Sicong, the only son of China's richest man, and the woman is a young online celebrity. People thought the scandal would destroy the girl, but it turns out more people have...
Tesla’s China Operations Come Under Fire as Beijing Eyes Electric Car Industry
The leading producer of electric vehicles has found itself in a suspicious storm of criticism in China after a Tesla owner made a widely publicized protest at a car show in Shanghai.   On April 19,...
Xi Jinping Targets Jack Ma’s Alibaba
China’s leading tech company in the crossfire between rival Communist Party factions In many ways, Alibaba Group is the face of China’s tech industry, penetrating every aspect of Chinese life with its products, from Taobao...
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One-Fifth of Chinese Submariners Suffer Psychological Problems: Study
A recent survey of Chinese submarine crews deployed to the South China Sea shows that 21 percent of the sailors suffer from psychological problems. The rare study points to a worrying trend in the Chinese...
The Last Emperor of China and His Valuable Possessions
The Last Emperor was, for most moviegoers, an unforgettable cinematic experience. It encompasses Puyi’s noble birth and brief reign. Born in Beijing on February 7, 1903, Puyi was declared the 12th Emperor of China at...
US and China Reach ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal, but Implementation Is Up to Beijing
After a year and a half of escalations in the Sino-U.S. trade war, officials in Washington and Beijing have announced the completion of a “phase one” trade deal.  While the deal represents a bright spot...
Washington Needs to Be Ready for End of Communism in China, Says Leading Historian
The People’s Republic of China is headed toward a similar fate as the former Soviet Union, and the United States should be prepared for the aftermath, a prominent China scholar said in a recent interview....
China’s Official Growth Figures Are Impossible, Says Economist
The Chinese government on Oct. 18 released its third-quarter GDP growth statistics, claiming that the economy had grown by 6.0 percent, 0.1 percent lower than expected by a Reuters analysis.  But according to an academic...
Chinese Netizens Arrested for Expressing Politically Incorrect Opinions About Communist ‘National Day’
In the days following communist China's 70th-anniversary National Day on Oct. 1, authorities have detained multiple people after they made statements criticizing or satirizing the Chinese Communist Party's rule.  In the eastern province of Shandong,...