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China Wants GMOs. The Chinese People Don't. - Bloomberg View

The latest food safety scandal in China might be its most damaging. Earlier this week, a former doctoral student at one of the country's national …

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The China Stock Option Scam

Anger in China over peer-to-peer lending losses

Anger has been boiling over in China over the controversial practice known as peer-to-peer lending.<p>Ordinary investors have lost millions dabbling in the industry, which allows borrowers and lenders to connect directly online.<p>It cuts down the costs that come with traditional financial institutions. …

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How China saw the US presidential debate

Chinese people who watched the debate between US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tell the BBC who they thought won and why.<p><i>Video Journalist: Xinyan Yu</i>

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Canada, China to discuss accord on cybersecurity

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has directed his top security officials to discuss a cyber accord with China to help protect Canadian corporations from hackers.<p>The Prime Minister’s national-security adviser, Daniel Jean, was sent to China earlier this month to co-chair the first in a series of …

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China accused of defying its own ban on breeding tigers to profit from body parts

China has been accused of deceiving the international community by allowing a network of farms to breed thousands of captive tigers for the sale of their body parts, in breach of their own longstanding ban on the trade.<p>The Chinese government has allowed about 200 specialist farms to hold an …

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China upset as U.S. sanctions firm tied to North Korea nuclear program

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it was opposed to any country using its own laws to carry out "long arm jurisdiction", after the United States sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery wholesaler tied to North Korea's nuclear program.<p>The U.S. Treasury said it was sanctioning Dandong …

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China's G20 host city scraps stimulus policy to curb home prices: media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's rising technology hub of Hangzhou will scrap a stimulus housing policy and raise the downpayment ratio for second-home purchases, state media said on Tuesday, in the country's latest move to curb fast-rising home prices.<p>Housing authorities in Hangzhou, the former G20 …

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China's Currency Is the Least of the Next U.S. Leader's Problems

SHANGHAI—In his video documentary “Death by China” the economist Peter Navarro, a Donald Trump adviser, promptly shows a Chinese dagger plunging into the heart of America, as blood spurts from the wound.<p>Almost as quickly, the Republican presidential nominee raised the Chinese threat in his debate …

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Is China a Ticking Time Bomb of Ethnic Contradictions?

Written by James Leibold.<p>China’s ethnic periphery can be a volatile place. Over the past decade, violence has repeatedly marred the remote yet …

Donald Trump Talked a Lot About China at the Debate. Here’s What China Thought.

Chinese state-linked media have intimated that “many Chinese prefer Trump.”<p><i>This article originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>Citizens of the People’s Republic of China don’t get to vote in U.S. presidential elections. (They also don’t get to elect their own leaders, either.) But from the opening …

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Is China a Ticking Time Bomb of Ethnic Contradictions?

China’s ethnic periphery can be a volatile place. Over the past decade, violence has repeatedly marred the remote yet strategic regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, which comprise nearly a third of Chinese territory and are its chief sources of oil and water. Here, the Tibetan and Uyghur ethnic …

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In China, Organic Food Is Gaining Ground

Wan Li, a young Beijing professional in her late 20s, is at her desk when her cell phone rings. She picks up. “North entrance?” She confirms. “I’ll …

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Crashing space station shows why China must start to collaborate in orbit

China launched the second vehicle in its “Tiangong” (meaning “Heavenly palace”) programme to construct a space station in early September. Despite …

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China city blocks sale of tiny 'pigeon nest' homes

<b>Officials in a southern Chinese city have blocked the sale of apartments so small that they were nicknamed "pigeon nests" by the media.</b><p>The authorities in Shenzhen acted after photos of the micro-homes went viral on social media. Priced at 880,000 yuan ($132,000; £102,000), each of the nine units …

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China to build outposts for Tajik guards on Tajikistan-Afghanistan border

DUSHANBE (Reuters) - China plans to finance and build several outposts and other facilities to beef up Tajikistan's defense capabilities along its border with Afghanistan, the Tajik government said on Monday.<p>The Central Asian nation's 1,345-km border with its southern neighbor is leaky and Dushanbe …

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Chinese Travelers Boost Growth for Payment Platform Alipay

It has 80,000 merchants worldwide under its belt.<p>China’s Alipay payment platform has inked deals with 10 overseas airports as it looks to expand on the back of Chinese consumers’ growing appetite for travel, and has already signed up more than 80,000 merchants worldwide, a senior executive said …

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Hong Kong and the Realities of China’s Rise

HONG KONG — I returned to my native Hong Kong in 1998 after more than two decades of working as a reporter in New York City. I was hired to start a journalism program at the University of Hong Kong, my alma mater, and train a new generation of reporters to tell the stories of Hong Kong, China and …

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What China Hopes to Accomplish with Its New $52.5 Billion Fund

China has made reform of state enterprises a nationwide priority as economic growth slows.<p>China has launched a 350 billion yuan ($52.5 billion) restructuring fund as the government pushes ‘supply-side’ reforms that have included mergers of inefficient state enterprises and laying off workers in …

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This early warning indicator of looming financial risks is flashing red for China

Chinese debt levels have grown at an enormous pace in the seven years since the global financial crisis, adding to existing concerns over financial stability in China's financial sector that flared earlier this year.<p>While those concerns have since subsided into the background, courtesy, in part, to …

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Didi Chuxing invests 'tens of millions' in Chinese bike-sharing platform

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing on Monday said it has invested "tens of millions of dollars" in the country's largest bicycle-sharing platform ofo, as it looks to provide its users with more transportation options.<p>Didi, which bought the Chinese unit of rival Uber …

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Arnold Palmer: the man who brought golf to Communist China

Sports fans around the world are mourning the death of Arnold Palmer, the charismatic professional golfer known to fellow players as “the King.” He was 87 years old when he passed away on Sunday.<p>Known for his powerful swing, Palmer won four Masters tours, 62 PGA tours, and 93 tournaments globally. …

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China's Runaway Housing Market Poses Latest Challenge for Yuan

Here's the latest uncertainty facing China's currency: sky high house prices.<p>A runaway boom in the largest cities will push investors to look for …

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Dalian Wanda steps up rivalry against Disney in China

<b>China's Dalian Wanda has stepped up competition with Walt Disney, opening yet another theme park in the country.</b><p>On Saturday, the company welcomed the first visitors to a new 34bn yuan ($5.1bn; £3.9bn) park in Hefei which also has hotels and a shopping mall.<p>The firm plans to build as many as 20 more …

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Fraud Allegations Test China’s Philanthropy

An escalating dispute between a controversial Chinese philanthropist and a major news outlet has resurrected the question of fraud in China’s booming …

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The logic of China’s Israel policy

Israel, located at the opposite end of the Asian continent from China, stands out as a small but significant Middle Eastern country due to its …

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Someone is Testing Methods for Taking Down the Entire Internet

And it’s probably China.<p>Earlier this month, security expert Bruce Shneier revealed that companies responsible for the basic infrastructure of the Internet are experiencing an escalating series of coordinated attacks that appear designed to test the defenses of its most critical elements. He says …

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Can China Overcome the Water Crisis?

<b>By Cate Lamb</b><p>Home to a fifth of the world’s population, but only 7% of global freshwater supply, China is already at a disadvantage when it comes to …

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China’s influence over Hollywood grows

China has never been shy about its desire to acquire “soft power” – the kind of cultural and economic influence that can’t be wielded by military might. And Hollywood has often been a partner in its project.<p>China’s bid for soft power was on show this week, as Sony Pictures Entertainment formed an …

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