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End of Era As Shanghai Glamour Bar Shuts
Few cocktail lounges live up to their name. One that did was Glamour Bar, a Shanghai institution that over the weekend abruptly shut its doors. Owner Michelle Garnaut cited soaring rental costs as the reason for the decision last week to give up the ...

New Documentary Explores the Less Ghostly Side of China's Ordos
On arriving in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, filmmakers Adam Smith and Song Ting found a city far less ghostly than they expected. After seeing numerous media reports labeling Ordos one of China's most notorious “ghost cities,” the duo were intrigued. In ...

Economists React: China's Trade Weakens in November
China's imports and exports both fell well short of expectations in November. Exports were up just 4.7% compared with the same month last year, against economists' forecasts of 8% growth and October's 11.6%. Meanwhile imports fell by 6.7% , compared ...

China angered by US bill allowing Taiwan warship sale
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry rebuked the U.S. Congress on Monday after legislators passed a bill allowing the sale of second-hand warships to Taiwan, the self-ruled island which Beijing claims as a renegade province. The U.S. Senate ...

China advisers recommend 7 percent growth goal in 2015 as leaders meet
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top leadership will meet on Tuesday for an annual gathering to map out economic and reform plans for the following year, and some influential advisers to the government are recommending it cuts its 2015 growth target to ...

What China's Army-issue underwear reveals
Free as a breeze? People's Liberation Army soldiers practice skiing in sub-zero temperatures in Heihe, China, in November. Reuters/Stringer. View Caption. Beijing — There's a lot to learn from an article that just appeared on the website of the ...

China wants to pass U.S. as economic power
On a train from Xi'an to Beijing, traveling 180 miles an hour as it cuts through air so polluted you can't see the tops of city skyscrapers, a female attendant mops the speeding car's floors between stops to keep the compartment tidy. Clean floors ...

Small Investors Add Fuel to China's Big Stock Boom
Gong Bin, a marketing employee in Shanghai, watched Chinese stock prices gallop upward for months before he finally gave in and put the equivalent of 2½ months' salary into the surging market. In two months, Gong made a 10 percent return on his 20,000 ...

China investigates another senior military official for graft: report
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military is investigating a general who worked at a prominent military university on suspicion of graft, Chinese media reported on Tuesday, as Beijing widens its crackdown on corruption in its armed forces. Major General Dai ...

Asian Stocks Retreat as China Shares Plunge Most in Five Years
Asian stocks fell, with the regional benchmark falling the most in a week, as China shares tumbled the most since 2009 amid record turnover and the yen climbed. China Galaxy Securities Co. plunged 13 percent in Hong Kong, the biggest loss since the ...

China releases one of its longest-serving political prisoners, relative says
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has freed one of its longest-serving political prisoners, the ethnic Mongol dissident Hada, who has spent much of the last two decades behind bars, his uncle said on Tuesday. Beijing fears ethnic unrest in strategic border ...

Didi Dache, One Of China's Two Dominant Taxi App Firms, Closes $700M ...
Didi Dache, One Of China's Two Dominant Taxi App Firms, Closes $700M ...

Momo vs. Momo: China's Tinder Fights for Its Name
As China's popular dating app Momo prepares for an initial public offering in the U.S. on Thursday, a second Chinese relationship service – also called Momo – is saying it was Momo first. Hangzhou Momo Wedding Service Co. in November sued the ...

Bits | Warm West Coast Reception for China's Web Czar (Chillier in Washington)
HONG KONG — At least one thing caught the eye of China's Internet czar during his trip to the United States last week: a book written by and about the president of China on the desk of Mark Zuckerberg. Mr. Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, ...

China's Challenge in the South China Sea
As a rising global power, and being the largest and most important economy and military power in Asia, China has had the luxury of being able to do more or less whatever it wants in challenging its neighbors over disputed land and sea claims -- knowing ...

Listen up Beijing. This is what you can learn from Los Angeles about fighting smog
Beijing (CNN) -- For years China has been the envy of the world, hailed as the great 'economic miracle' thanks to its sustained double-digit growth. Of late, however, the Middle Kingdom has also become the poster boy for environmental degradation, a ...

China's Media Turn From Pushing Stocks to Warning on Risks
China's propaganda machine may be working a little too well when it comes to the stock market. The People's Daily, which is published by the propaganda department of the ruling Communist Party, joined the official Xinhua News Agency and the Securities ...

China takes nuclear weapons undersea away from prying eyes
HONG KONG — China is preparing to arm its stealthiest submarines with nuclear missiles that could reach the United States, cloaking its arsenal with the invisibility needed to retaliate in the event of an enemy strike. Fifty years after China carried ...

A Top Target of China's Antigraft Campaign Gets Life in Prison
BEIJING — A court in northern China sentenced a former senior economic official to life in prison on Wednesday after convicting him of taking bribes and abusing his power, according to a report by Xinhua, the state news agency. The former official ...

How cheaper oil boosts China
For more than a week, Missouri man Zakary Ingraham wrestled with the news that his 67-year-old father, Ron Ingraham, vanished while fishing off the coast of Hawaii. On Tuesday, a call from the Coast Guard jolted the younger Ingraham's emotions once ...

N. Korea, China Criticize US Over CIA Torture Report
BEIJING—. The United States frequently voices concerns about human rights abuses in China and North Korea. But now, both nations are taking Washington to task after a U.S. Senate report said the CIA tortured suspected terrorists. Late Tuesday, in ...

China's Unpredictable Actions Fuel Arms Race, Report Author Says
China's “unpredictable” behavior in the South China Sea is fueling an Asian arms race, according to the author of a report that says Chinese agencies don't coordinate in executing national strategy. China, which claims about 90 percent of the South ...

China worries may boost Indonesia defense spending to $20 bln/yr-official
WASHINGTON Dec 9 (Reuters) - Indonesia's defense spending could grow to $20 billion a year by 2019 to protect its sovereignty, including an area of the South China Sea near China's claims, an adviser to new Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on ...

PRESS DIGEST - China - Dec 10
SHANGHAI Dec 10 (Reuters) - Chinese newspapers available in Beijing and Shanghai carried the following stories on Wednesday. Reuters has not checked the stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. CHINA SECURITIES JOURNAL. - China's stock ...

SkyMobi is scouting the West for mobile games to take to China
Chances are that you haven't heard about SkyMobi. But the nine-year-old publicly traded Chinese mobile game publisher wants to change that. It's one of numerous Chinese game companies that wants to become a global game company — and it might ...

China official frustrated by delays in Taiwan services trade pact: media
TAIPEI (Reuters) - The head of an official Chinese delegation to Taiwan has voiced concerns about delays in the passage of a groundbreaking services trade pact between the mainland and the self-ruled island, local media reported on Wednesday. The pact ...

China police search for missing Vietnamese brides: paper
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Police in northern China are investigating the disappearance of more than 100 Vietnamese women who had been sold as wives to Chinese men via a broker who is also missing, the China Daily reported on Thursday. The women ...

China's ethnic region's capital to ban veiled robes
BEIJING — The capital of China's restive western region of Xinjiang has introduced a law banning veiled robes in public amid measures taken by Beijing to curb Muslim extremism, authorities announced Thursday. The law in the predominantly Muslim region ...

China says US can't slam others on rights when it has racism problems at home
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said on Thursday that the United States has no right to confront other countries on their human rights records when it faces problems with racism and mistreatment of prisoners at home. Both U.S. Secretary of ...

China energy officials urged to educate families to avoid graft
BEIJING Dec 11 (Reuters) - Chinese energy officials must educate their children and spouses to shun corruption, China's energy administration said on Thursday, taking aim at the practice of corrupt officials stashing ill-gotten gains with relatives. A ...


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