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Emerging-Market Stocks Rise Most in Two Months Amid China Pledge
Emerging-market stocks advanced the most in two months after China pledged to boost private investment as part of economic policy changes. South Korea's won climbed as foreign investors became net buyers of shares. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index ...

Prisoners Are Subjected To 'The Big Hang' And 'The Death Bed' At China's ...
Prisoners Are Subjected To 'The Big Hang' And 'The Death Bed' At China's ...

China Eases One-Child Policy
Chinese leaders agreed to loosen the country's one-child policy as they eye an ever-shrinking labor pool. WSJ's Laurie Burkitt reports from Beijing for The Foreign Bureau, WSJ's global news update. (Photo: Getty). BEIJING—China is tempering its ...

China eases its one-child policy
BEIJING — China announced Friday that it would ease its deeply unpopular one-child policy, a high-profile move by new leaders to limit a program that has prevented millions of births but helped create an aging population that could constrict economic ...

UPDATE 1-China can speak with one voice on security via new council, Xi says
(Adds comments on military reform). BEIJING Nov 15 (Reuters) - China's new national security commission will enable the government to speak with a single voice when it comes to dealing with crises at home and abroad, state media cited President Xi ...

China Vows Biggest Expansion of Economic Freedom Since '90s
(Updates with government official's comments on one-child policy in seventh paragraph.) Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- In the biggest expansion of economic freedoms since at least the 1990s, China's leaders vowed to expand farmers' land rights, loosen the ...

AIRSHOW-Turkish move on China missile deal not final-official
DUBAI Nov 16 (Reuters) - The head of the Turkish air force said on Saturday his country's decision to buy a $3.4 billion missile defense system from a Chinese company was not final, and could still change. General Akin Ozturk, commander of the Turkish ...

US farm belt to feel one-child policy change in China
The ripples of China's one-child policy change may be felt as far away as the fields and processing plants of the U.S. farm belt, which has already been shipping a growing share of its soybeans, pork and other products to feed the Asian giant ...

China hospital ship: Will it help in the Philippines?
While the navies of the United States and its allies rushed to the aid of the typhoon-hit Philippines, a state-of-the-art Chinese hospital ship has stayed at home and in doing so has become a symbol of China's tepid response to the crisis. Skip to next ...

Easing of China policy may not result in baby boom
BEIJING (AP) — Don't expect a new Chinese baby boom, experts say, despite the first easing of the country's controversial one-child policy in three decades. Some 15 million to 20 million Chinese parents will be allowed to have a second child after the ...

China Ready to Send Rescue Teams to Philippines
China said Sunday it is ready to send rescue and medical teams to the Philippines, in a belated offer coming more than a week after a devastating typhoon struck the island nation. The proposal made in a statement on the Foreign Ministry's website ...

Diary of a Disaster: 'We Shall Return'
MANILA—Judith Camila doesn't know when her nightmares will stop – but she's trying to work through them and rebuild. Cris Larano/The Wall Street Journal: Judith Camilla, in green, supervising her crew as they try to build a market in Manila. Her Tex ...

Filipinos Band Together to Bring Aid to Typhoon Victims
MANILA–The Filipino spirit is proving it can't be dampened, despite a series of traumas that have struck the country recently. For nearly a week local volunteers have been chipping in any way they can to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as ...

China announces plans to ease rules on one-child policy, abolish labor camps
BEIJING - China will loosen its decades-old one-child policy by allowing two children for families with one parent who was an only child and will abolish a much-criticized labor camp system, its ruling Communist Party said Friday. The changes were part ...

Senior official wants reform action
JINAN, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has called for putting into action the reform blueprint set at a key meeting of the CPC. Liu Yunshan, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC ...

China's Vow to Relax One-Child Policy Faces Reality Check
HONG KONG — The Chinese government's decision to partly relax a decades-old one-child limit on couples has already encountered two problems likely to test dozens of social and economic changes promised by President Xi Jinping — vagaries about ...

Typhoon Haiyan: three-day old girl dies in wrecked hospital
For three days Althea Mustacisa served as a symbol of Filipino resilience in the face of Typhoon Haiyan. For three days her parents used a hand pump to squeeze oxygen into her fragile newborn lungs. On Saturday she died in a government hospital, which ...

Beijing Conclave's Freedoms Push to Extend Advance
Chinese stocks will extend their rally after the government vowed to carry out the broadest expansion of economic freedoms since at least the 1990s, Wilmington Trust said. The iShares China Large-Cap ETF, the biggest U.S.-listed exchange-traded fund, ...

China's suburbia harboring a crisis
Unlike the U.S. postwar sprawl, which mixed houses with schools, supermarkets and diners, the new Chinese commuters have to drive for basic services, boosting energy consumption and emissions that have made the nation's cities some of the most ...

China shares spark Asia rally as reform plans buoy mood
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets advanced for a third straight session on Monday, cheered by the prospect of extended stimulus in the United States and of real economic reform in China. China's offshore market put on more than 5 percent .HSCE ...

China Shares Lead Asian Markets Higher
Investors had their first opportunity to react to a reform plan that was released by Beijing late Friday, with the Shanghai Composite rising 2.9% to 2197.22 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index up 2.7% at 23660.06. Hong Kong-listed Chinese companies were at ...

Bitcoin Scandal Reflects Popularity of Virtual Currency in China
On Oct. 26, the website of Global Bond Limited, a Chinese exchange platform for bitcoins, the booming digital currency, suddenly went dead. Then, without warning, GBL's roughly 500 remaining investors were kicked out of the company's official QQ group, ...

China to test farmers' right to transfer plots
BEIJING An eastern Chinese region is experimenting with letting farmers mortgage or transfer control of their publicly owned land, in what could help spread prosperity to the impoverished countryside and become one of China's most pivotal rural land ...

Guangzhou Housing Bureau Imposes Further Property Curbs
SHANGHAI--The municipal government of Guangzhou imposed further property-cooling measures to rein in its red-hot housing market following the recent tightening moves by Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, which have also seen a spike in house price ...

China Home Prices Jump as Guangzhou, Shenzhen Lead Advances (3)
Residential buildings stand at night in the Pudong area of Shanghai. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg. New home prices in China's four major cities rose the most since January 2011, raising concerns of a bubble as home buyers were ...

Analysis: In China's smartphone boom, market share trumps margins
(Reuters) - Savvy U.S. chipmakers are hitching their wagons to Chinese smartphone makers, willing to sacrifice profit margins to boost sales volumes in the world's second-largest mobile phone market. As demand in developed economies stagnates, ...

Reform Plan in Hand, China Looks to Implementation
BEIJING—China's party leaders took months to craft a bold economic-reform plan. Getting China's immense bureaucracy, in Beijing and around the country, to carry it out will take longer. Under the Chinese system, the Communist Party sets overall policy ...

Japan's Abe Looks for Asian Allies to Say No to China
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reviews a guard of honor with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Nov. 16. Two of the poorest countries in Asia suddenly were front and center over the weekend in the growing battle for ...

Analysis: Forced lending to China SMEs may risk more harm than good
SHANGHAI/WENZHOU, China (Reuters) - Beijing's strategy to reroute money away from state-owned giants towards smaller firms to help fuel the economic transformation behind its reform plans is less of a success than it may seem on the surface. Lending ...

EU, California Show China How to Avoid Carbon-Permit Oversupply
European Union and Californian emissions markets have shown China how to avoid the pitfall of oversupply in its own carbon-trading programs, said the vice mayor of the city of Shenzhen. Permit prices on the EU Emissions Trading System plunged 80 ...


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