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02.09.16

What New Approach Should the U.S. and China Take to North Korea?

John Delury, Seong-Hyon Lee & more
On Sunday, North Korea launched a long range rocket many see as a test of its capability to launch a missile attack against the U.S., defying both American and Chinese pressure not do so. Republican U.S. presidential candidates argued Washington...

See Stunning Moon Photos from China's Lunar Lander

Michael Greshko
Michael Greshko
The Chang'e-3 lander discovered a new type of moon rock—and took thousands of high-res photos in the process...

China Sends 6,000 Police to Quell New Year Train Station Chaos

Tom Philips
Guardian
Tom Philips
Tens of thousands still waiting for transport at Guangzhou main rail depot.

The Social Media Search for Stolen Children in China

BBC
Hundreds of thousands of people are turning to social media in an attempt to find their missing children.

China's Nearly 700 Million Internet Users Are Hot For Online Finance

Melanie Lee
Forbes
Melanie Lee
According to data from the China Internet Network Center, in 2015, online trading in stocks and online payment were hot areas of growth.

Infographics

01.21.16

Visualizing China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign

“Catching Tigers and Flies” is ChinaFile’s new interactive tool for tracking and, we hope, better understanding the massive campaign against corruption that China’s President, Xi Jinping, launched shortly after he came to power in late 2012. It is designed to give users a sense of the scope and character of the anti-corruption campaign by graphically rendering information about nearly 1,500 of its targets whose cases have been publicly announced in official Chinese sources.

Dictatorship and Democracy, What China's Moviegoers are Learning From Star Wars

Zheping Huang
Quartz
Zheping Huang
A Galaxy far, far away has finally arrived in the Middle Kingdom. 

Environment

01.11.16

Chinese Cities Most at Risk from Rising Sea Levels

from chinadialogue
A study by Climate Central, a non-profit news organization focusing on climate science, showed that 12 other nations have more than 10 million people living on land that would be destroyed should the earth’s temperature rise to 4 degrees Celsius.As...

Chinese Stock Plunge Forces a Trading Halt, and Global Markets Shudder

Keith Bradsher and Amie Tsang
New York Times
Keith Bradsher and Amie Tsang
The aftershocks carried over to Europe and the United States, where markets fell sharply once again.

Media

01.07.16

Assessing China’s Plan to Build Internet Power

Scott D. Livingston
When the Chinese Communist Party targeted clean energy in its 11th Five Year Plan (2006-2010), the resulting investment spree upended the global clean energy market almost overnight. Now, as China approaches its 13th Five Year Plan, a new policy...

Media

01.05.16

China’s Top 5 Censored Posts in 2015

Louisa Lim
Chinese President Xi Jinping rounded off 2015 by posting his first message on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, in the form of a new year’s greeting to the People’s Liberation Army. His post received 52,000 comments, mostly fawning messages of...

China's Wanda Acquiring Controlling Stake in Legendary Entertainment

Patrick Brzesk and Borys Kit
Hollywood Reporter
Patrick Brzesk and Borys Kit
Wanda aims to be a global entertainment giant, buying the No. 2 U.S. cinema chain AMC for $2.6B in 2012.

Dow Plunges After Rout in Chinese Market

Dan Strumpf and Christopher Whittall
Wall Street Journal
Dan Strumpf and Christopher Whittall
Weak economic data in China spurs global selloff, while Shanghai Composite declines nearly 7%.

China Selloff Sparks Gloomy 2016 Start for Stocks

Herbert Lash
Reuters
Herbert Lash
A 7 percent slide in Chinese shares, sparked by weak economic data, rekindled worries over global growth on day one of 2016 trading.

Greece-Sized China Outflows Highlight Policy Maker Challenge

Enda Curran
Bloomberg
Enda Curran
Investors are rushing money out of China as yuan weakens to lowest point since August.

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