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In the summer of 2013, a 50-year-old chemistry professor in the Chinese province of Xi'an apparently decided to emulate "Breaking Bad." Teaming up with a Mr. Chen, Professor Lu (full names haven't been released) straddled between his classroom duties and a growing methamphetamine business -- at …Asia
The Taliban is denying reports that it attended peace talks in China with Afghan officials.
According to Wall Street Journal, the Chinese Communist …Asia
China’s plans for a rapid expansion of nuclear power plants are “insane” because the country is not investing enough in safety controls, a leading Chinese scientist has warned.
Proposals to build plants inland, as China ends a moratorium on new generators imposed after the Fukushima disaster in …China
China’s civil aviation authority is to introduce a blacklist of passengers who behave badly on flights.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China …Asia
It’s time to worry about China.
On any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China crash ranks at or near the top. Just what would constitute a “crash” is murky. Already, China’s sizzling rate of economic growth has declined from 10 percent annually — the average from the late 1970s …Asia
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's state planning agency on Monday released a list of more than 1,000 proposed projects totalling 1.97 trillion yuan ($317.75 billion) that it is inviting private investors to help fund, build and operate.
The National Development and Reform Commission said the 1,043 …Asia
BEIJING—An environmental dispute involving a stone quarry in southeastern China marks the first test of a government effort to use the courts to help deal with a nationwide pollution problem.
In a trial that began Friday in China’s southeastern Fujian province, environmental groups accused four mine …Pollution
One of China's most influential expat writers says the country's one-child policy has had alarming unforeseen consequences and produced a generation …Asia
On the sprawling ground of Beijing Gongjiao Driving School, hundreds of white Volkswagen sedans crawled at a snail's pace as students behind the wheels practiced starting, turning and parking their cars one recent afternoon.
"When students become impatient because of the long queue, I tell them to …Asia
Demonstrators protest for freedom of opinion in China during the opening day of the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover, central Germany, in March …Asia
The world wanted China to go capitalist, did it not? Well, welcome to capitalism, people. When a country as powerful and as large as China is allowing for its investor class to ship money out of country, and is allowing foreigners to ship money into its stock market for the first time ever, this is …Asia
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have taken government officials and members of their families on tours of prisons as a "warning" against corruption, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Monday, citing the country's top disciplinary body.
In China's eastern Hubei province, 70 …Asia
'Does Xi Jinping Represent a Return to the Politics of the Mao Era?' (1 hr., 11 min.)
At the May 21 Asia Society event ChinaFile Presents: Does Xi …World Politics
A new day, a new scandal -- such has been the rhythm of Chinese-U.S education exchanges for the last few years, as the number of Chinese students applying to American colleges and universities has skyrocketed. In 2014, 274,439 Chinese students studied in the U.S. -- that's five times more than in …College & University
Wikipedia is yet again being censored by China’s Great Firewall. The Chinese-language version of the site has been blocked for the last three days and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports Wikipedia, said it was investigating. The censorship comes two weeks ahead of …Asia
This spring, a team of scientists has been driving around a small island in Guangzhou, southern China, releasing more than half a million mosquitoes from plastic pots on board trucks.
Rather than chasing the researchers away, families have welcomed their incursion: “Some residents have even asked to …Asia
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Territorial issues are a sensitive issue often likely to fan the flames of nationalism among the Chinese public.
Disputes between China and Japan over …Asia
Tulips and cherry blossoms – Flower Power in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.
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Ever since arriving in Japan I’d been nagging Dominic about needing to go to a Karaoke bar before leaving, and on our last night we finally got to …Drinking
When rich list compilers wade through the holdings of China’s wealthiest men they encounter two types of billionaire: those who want to hide their …Renewable Energy
The ruling Chinese Communist Party has implemented new regulations banning Tibetans in China from traveling overseas on package tours, sources in the …Asia
Part 1: The New Silk Road
Beginning with the marvelous tales of Marco Polo’s travels across Eurasia to China, the Silk Road has never ceased to entrance the world. Now, the ancient cities of Samarkand, Baku, Tashkent, and Bukhara are once again firing the world’s imagination.
China is building the …Asia
After decades of stalled or blocked reforms, China’s environmental protection effort may finally be gaining traction. There are scores of new …Asia
Panjin Red Beach is one of the most mysterious places on earth! This beach is located in Shuangtai Hekou Nature Reserve, on the river …Asia
Two young drivers have been jailed over a "Fast & Furious" style race through the Chinese capital that ended in the destruction of two luxury sports cars.
Yu Muchun, 20, and Tang Wentian, 21, were jailed for four and five months respectively and fined a total of 18,000 yuan (US$2,900), Xinhua …Beijing
BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia has begun searching for thousands of boat people believed stranded in the Andaman Sea. From a hemisphere away in Washington, the U.S. said it will send navy planes. Even the small African nation of Gambia has offered help, saying it could take in the migrants.
The Asian …Asia
A Taoist priest is refuting a U.S. official’s understanding of the concept “feng shui,” a whimsical twist to Sino-U.S. relations amid an increasingly tense row over sovereignty claims in the South China Sea.
Last week, Daniel Russel, U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asia, told the …Asia