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China’s new ‘ultra-unreal’ fiction: Only strange art can explain it

"While many authors have turned away from a contemporary China that often seems too implausible and even outrageous to fit…

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What do new rural land rights mean for Chinese farms?

Farmers can’t sell or easily transfer usage rights to their land, so they are stuck in the countryside, while large…

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Death of China’s first female J-10 fighter pilot Yu Xu sparks call for more training

Yu Xu is being widely mourned following her death in a training accident on Saturday, as military analysts noted the…

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Swinging Singles’ Day: Alibaba holiday drives shoppers in China

"Singles’ Day poses something of a quandary for China’s government, which welcomes the shot in the arm to the economy…

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‘Mud dragon’ dinosaur unearthed by dynamite at Chinese construction site

A new species of winged dinosaur was found after workers at a construction site in Ganzhou set off dynamite that…

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China is also going to the polls. But you’d barely know it.

Every five years, millions of Chinese citizens vote in local elections for “People’s Congresses,” the government’s experiment with grassroots democracy.…

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Climate activists now hope Trump was just joking about that whole China thing

The next American president has called climate change a Chinese deception and a “hoax,” and global leaders are wondering if…

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Tianjin chemical blast: China jails 49 for disaster

The head of the chemical factory that was the site of an explosion that killed 173 people last year received…

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China parliament bans some private, for-profit schools

The National People’s Congress has approved regulations first announced last week banning private school for grades one through nine. The…

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China’s high-end retail emporium

Walmart's Sam's Club in China targets a somewhat broader demographic than in the U.S., offering $1,700 bottles of Lafite and…

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Does this ancient textbook show how Qing dynasty Chinese tried to learn English?

Texts such as this one, which features English pronunciation spelled out in Chinese characters, are said to have “gained popularity…

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Millennials drive Chinese online consumer boom

Thanks to the busy lives of young shoppers, ecommerce sales of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) are growing seven times faster…

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 China mayor probed after ‘minority women use witchcraft to ensnare men’ comments

Gong Qing, acting mayor of Wenshan in Yunnan Province, sparked an outcry over his comments about the Miao minority group…

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China bans looted antiques from going under hammer at mainland auction houses

New regulations aim to prevent cultural relics that were stolen, illegally unearthed or smuggled out of China from being auctioned…

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Chinese mine confirms 33 dead after Jinshangou blast

State media reported that all 33 miners trapped by a coal mine explosion in the southwest region of Chongqing were…

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