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Writing China: Faith and Love in a Shenzhen Brothel

It’s an enduring mystery for anyone who has spent significant time walking China’s streets: What world lurks in the backrooms of the ubiquitous, neon-lit hair salons conspicuously staffed by scantily clad women? Hounded to near-extinction under [...]

China Puts Rocket Launchers on South China Sea Island

BEIJING (Reuters) — China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea to ward off Vietnamese military combat divers, according to a state-run newspaper, offering new details on China’s ongoing military build-up. [...]

China Launches 1st Domestically-Made Aircraft Carrier

BEIJING (AP) — China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and [...]

The Best and Worst Internet Experience in the World

Mobile innovation in China is flourishing, bringing new conveniences to daily life. Is that happening despite or because of the country’s strict controls on online expression? Christina Larson writes: On a recent night out in Beijing, a friend in [...]

[VIDEO] The 2017 Shanghai Auto Show

Bill Howard reports: The Shanghai auto show is a good look at where the car world is headed: small, space-efficient, energy-efficient, electrified or plug-in — plus honking big SUVs for the elite who can afford the taxes. The US may get a [...]

Unusual Atmospherics At Beijing Festival Opening

Patrick Frater reports: The opening ceremony of the seventh edition of the Beijing International Film Festival took place Sunday night amid a tight security cordon at Huairou, and the wind blowing white lint from the poplar trees that surround [...]