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News roundup: China smiles at Vietnam while consumers snap up Japanese products

China smiles at Vietnam Despite their cultural similarities, China and Vietnam have an uneasy, often hostile relationship that dates…

The Garinafins: An excerpt from The Wall of Storms, by Ken Liu

Zomi Kidosu and Princess Théra worked alongside the surgeons, veterinarians, and anatomy specialists in Ginpen to dissect and learn the secrets of the…

Hospitals boost beds, plus China says no to Pokemon Go

China to boost beds, staff to handle healthcare strains / Reuters As part of its 2016–2020 five-year health plan, China…

A new Asia-Pacific security framework? Plus China as responsible stakeholder at Davos

Xi to stress China’s ‘responsible’ global role in Davos / WSJ (paywall)China’s foreign ministry followed up today on reports from

Bankers muzzled on capital outflows?

Banks forced to cover tracks of China’s forex regulator / ReutersAfter the yuan’s decline of more than 6 percent against the dollar…

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…