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The Propaganda I See on My Morning Commute

BEIJING — JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ writes: People joke that it’s now easier in many Chinese cities to use Communist Party slogans rather than street names to give directions. Looking for a bank in Downtown Beijing? Walk past the screen [...]

Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to North Korea

Yu Yong-weon and Kim Jin-myung report: U.S. reconnaissance satellites have spotted Chinese ships selling oil to North Korean vessels on the West Sea around 30 times since October. According to South Korean government sources, the satellites have [...]

An Order From the Chinese Emperor: Find Immortality

Beijing (AFP) – New archeological research has shed fresh light on China’s first emperor — creator of the world-famous terracotta army — and his quest for eternal life, state media reported. A set of wooden slips found in the [...]

China Dominance & East Asia: Echoes of Japan in WWII

Historian Victor Davis Hanson explains how China is following the same path to regional hegemony that Japan did in the 1930s. Victor Davis Hanson writes: A few weeks ago, Chinese president Xi Jinping offered a Soviet-style five-year plan for [...]

Repression in China Worsening Under Xi

BEIJING (AP) — After five years of prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more. With the help of friends and a willing driver, Gao escaped his state security captors on Aug. 13 and [...]

China’s AI Awakening 中国 人工智能 的崛起

The West shouldn’t fear China’s artificial-intelligence revolution. It should copy it. Will Knight reports: On a tropical island that marks the southern tip of China, a computer program called Lengpudashi is playing one-on-one poker against a [...]

China’s Dangerous Return to One-Man Reign

By ending collective leadership, Xi Jinping revives the specter of chaotic power struggles. Andrew Browne writes: Liu Shaoqi, one of Mao’s designated successors, died on a prison floor in his own filth. Another, Lin Biao, perished in a plane [...]

The Chinese World Order

Andrew J. Nathan writes: Ten years ago the journalist James Mann published a book called The China Fantasy, in which he criticized American policymakers for using something he called “the Soothing Scenario” to justify the policy of diplomatic [...]

Report: North Korea Agents Arrested in China

(UPI) — North Korean agents who attempted to assassinate Kim Han Sol were arrested in Beijing, according to a South Korean newspaper. The JoongAng Daily reported Monday Chinese authorities have detained a group of North Koreans connected to a [...]

China Box Office Poised To Hit $8.3B In 2017

Nancy Tartaglione reports: Chinese box office is expected to see a strong boost when 2017’s final numbers are tallied: up as much as 20% or more to RMB 55B ($8.31B), according to the state media authority. The growth this year is spurred on by the [...]

China is Living the Future of Mobile Pay Right Now

Mainland Chinese stores and services are increasingly centered around mobile pay apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay. Chinese mobile payment volume more than doubled to $5 trillion in 2016, according to Analysys data cited by Hillhouse Capital. Mobile [...]