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Sino-U.S. Tech Rivalry Continues Despite Trade Deal

U.S. measures against China’s burgeoning tech sector are set to continue despite an anticipated truce in the two countries’ ongoing trade war, The Wall Street Journal’s Bob Davis and Katy Stech Ferek reported...

U.K. Weighs Profit vs. Principle as Li Keqiang Visits

Li Keqiang’s three-day visit to the U.K. got into full swing on Tuesday, with the Chinese premier meeting both the Queen and his British counterpart David Cameron. Deals and declarations were announced, covering trade...

Former Railways Chief Stands Trial for Graft

Liu Zhijun, China’s former Minister of Railways, was removed from his post in February of 2011. After a lengthy investigation, Liu was formally charged with corruption, malpractice, and abuse of power in April of this...

Gov. Brown Sees China as Ticket to High-Speed Railway

On a weeklong trade mission to China, California Governor Jerry Brown is seeking to promote Chinese investment in the U.S. state’s enormous but struggling economy, and Chinese media has been taking note. On Friday in...

Can Airport Investment Clear the Runway for Growth?

China’s 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015) has identified infrastructure development as essential for maintaining economic growth, and under it local governments will be footing the bill for airport renovations, expansions...

China at the Crossroads of Renewal and Breakdown

In nearly 9,000 words at The Globe and Mail, Mark MacKinnon recounts his recent 22-day train journey around China, loosely following the course of Mao’s Long March. He met officials and protesters, nailhouse residents and...

Electromagnetism Fears Spark Protests

China has seen numerous protests triggered by fears of chemical pollution. Two incidents in the past month have revolved instead around concerns over health threats from electromagnetic radiation, despite the lack of evidence...

China Advances High-Speed Rail Amid Concerns

For National Geographic, Ian Johnson takes stock of the current situation of China’s high-speed rail network and the many issues involved with its further development: The project symbolizes China’s 21st-century...

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