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Tibetans in anguish as Chinese mines pollute their sacred grasslands

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Beijing buyers club? China’s cancer patients gamble on gray market

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‘Suplex’ in Chinese? Professional wrestling tries a big new market

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Chinese immigrants and students find community through running in Central Park

“The running club saved me,” says Jiao Yanan, who had been feeling depressed after she lost the lottery…

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Dunhuang — a brief history and travel guide to China’s Silk Road oasis

Cave #285 from the Western Wei period (535-556…

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Trump pokes Beijing in the eye with appointment of ‘Death by China’ author

TODAY’S TOP STORIES Trump picks Death by China author for new trade post Donald Trump has once again signaled his…

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Sinica extra: An excerpt of John Pomfret’s The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom

John Pomfret first went to China as a student in 1980, and covered the Tiananmen demonstrations…

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Seeking more space and fewer people, Beijing’s downtown districts set sights on lower-class residents

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More China-focused suggestions for the bookish people on your holiday lists

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The memes that took over China’s internet in 2016 speak to the country’s power and fragility

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2016: The 10 best records released in China

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China province bans GMO crops for five years

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What is to be done about the smog?

TODAY’S TOP STORIES A week of toxic air in northern China Toxic smog has enveloped Beijing and much of northeastern…

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Could Jane Zhang become China’s first global pop star?

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‘Your Name’ boom in China could end in an instant

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