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World champion of trademark applications – China’s latest business and technology news

Tencent, China’s most powerful internet company, filed 4,100 global trademark applications in 2016, according to (paywall) the Financial Times. The company is…

Does India have more people than China? – China’s latest top news

China no longer world’s most populous nation? The South China Morning Post reports that Yi Fuxian 易富贤, a medical researcher at the…

Fresh air and free expression in America: Chinese student’s commencement speech stirs up Weibo

Chinese social media today woke up to an unsettling commencement speech by Yang Shuping 杨舒平, a new Chinese graduate from the University…

China detains six Japanese, possibly for spying – China’s latest political and current affairs news

Six Japanese men, three in China’s northeastern Shandong Province and three on the southern island of Hainan — both of which possess major…

Summer of 2017 to see tax evasion crackdown – China’s latest business and technology news

Financial authorities on May 19 announced that “from July 1, all deposit-taking institutions, policy banks, investment agencies and insurers must ensure each new…

Did China kill C.I.A. spies? Plus: Chinese views on Iran – China’s latest top news

Did China shoot C.I.A. informants? The New York Times reported (paywall) on May 20 that “the Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying…

No kissing, please, we’re in Shandong – China’s latest society and culture news

A college in Shandong Province has been at the center of controversy on Chinese social media for launching a campaign against public demonstrations…

Xi Jinping wants to reset relations with South Korea – China’s latest political and current affairs news

During a meeting with former South Korean prime minister Lee Hae-chan on May 18, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China is ready…

China’s commodity exchanges to open to foreign investors – China’s latest business and technology news

Once a strictly regulated market only reserved for domestic investors, China’s commodity exchanges are gradually opening up to foreigners as part of an…

Duterte says Xi Jinping warns of war if Philippines drills for oil

Duterte says Xi Jinping warns of war if Philippines drills for oil The South China Morning Post reports that “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte…

Vlad tickles the ivories: Videos that went viral in China, May 15-19

Putin’s music talents! Russian President Vladimir Putin played two Russian songs on a (badly tuned) piano before a meeting…

Philippines says China stopped reclaiming contested land, receives $500 million for bridges – China latest political and current affairs news

Hague ruling ‘put a stop’ to China’s island-building in disputed waters / SCMP New Chinese attack helicopter makes maiden flight /…

Dog meat reportedly banned at infamous festival

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No more dog meat at infamous Yulin festival? – China latest society and culture news

Dog meat sales reportedly banned at infamous festival / National Geographic China’s demographic time bomb continues to tick / Bloomberg Pandemic…

WeChat expands search feature into a ‘walled garden’ – China latest business and technology news

A new search engine from WeChat could change China’s internet / Quartz Opinion: Can China afford its Belt and Road? / Bloomberg