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News roundup: Taiwan scrambles jets

Taiwan scrambles jets as Chinese aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait South China Sea tensions continue to escalate: A Chinese navy flotilla, including…

No captions: The singular photography of Chen Man

“If photos are strong enough, there is no need to use captions to describe them. You see, the sun doesn’t need captions.”…

C-sections account for a third of deliveries in China, plus a hit documentary on the Forbidden City and more

Study finds lower, but still high, rate of C-sections in China / NYT (paywall)A new joint study by American and Chinese…

A year of uncertainty for China, plus a new graft watchdog and more

Opinion: What will China give up in 2017 for the stability it seeks? / SCMPCary Huang characterizes 2017 as a year of…

Cancer drug maker sold to Chinese group, plus Alibaba founder Jack Ma meets Donald Trump and more

Prostate cancer drug firm sold to China’s Sanpower Group / ReutersCanada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International announced the sale for $819.9 million of its Seattle-based…

News roundup: Xi Jinping and China’s richest men to attend Davos

Xi Jinping and China’s two richest men to attend Davos President Xi Jinping is scheduled to speak at the opening session of…

News roundup: Trump’s son-in-law has been courting ‘shadowy’ Chinese investor

Trump’s inner circle and Anbang Insurance Group Jared Kushner is Donald Trump’s son-in-law and, according to an NBC report released today, has been…

Air China bans shark fin, outrage over IUD removal policy, Chinese actor Chen Sicheng’s one night with two girls and more

Air China bans shark fin: Imports to China down 82% in 3 years / Wild AidOn Friday, Air China, the country’s flagship…

Texas Republicans meet with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen, plus the risks of the new Silk Road and more

Ted Cruz, Texas governor meet with Taiwan president / AP While meetings between the Taiwanese president and U.S….

WeChat rolls out ‘mini programs,’ plus McDonald’s sells its China business and more

WeChat rolls out ‘mini programs’ in a bid to kill off apps / Tech in Asia With more than…

Sidney Rittenberg: Reflections on a lifetime in China

Sidney Rittenberg is an American who lived in China from 1945 to 1980. His arrival was partly coincidence: He was drafted during…

News roundup: Gloomy Chinese white-collar workers

Gloomy Chinese white-collar workers Founded in 1997, Zhaopin.com was the first recruitment website in China, and is still one of the biggest…

How the Qing court sowed the seeds of environmental protection in China

China’s growth breathes new life into old ghost towns

Chinese rights lawyer Xie Yanyi released on bail more than a year after crackdown