Stephen Wang

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This Chinese Company Moved Production to South Carolina to Save Money

<i>(This has been cross-posted from WSJ’s Real Time Economics blog.)</i><p>South Carolina officials have fished successfully in foreign waters for investment over the past decade. Now they’re even reeling in catches from China, a nation blamed throughout the state for battering South Carolina’s economy over …

China top spy official under corruption probe

China is investigating Ma Jian, one of its top spy chiefs, for corruption, the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog has said, the latest senior official felled by President Xi Jinping's widening crackdown on graft.<p>The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said on Friday that Ma, …

Growing income disparities in US threaten economic growth as well as democracy

DURING the last several decades, income inequality in the United States has increased significantly, and the trend shows no sign of reversing. The …

Shanghai posts worst factory production

SHANGHAI posted its worst industrial production in five years in November and the slowing trade and retail sales indicated that the city’s economy …

Survey: Toilets, bills rile patients

DIRTY toilets, expensive medical bills and bad food were the major complaints among patients even though the satisfaction level for local public …

For retired athletes, life can take wrong turn

The former gymnast wearing a sport suit stands on his hands for several minutes in a Shanghai Metro station, drawing the attention of passengers. …

Xi Jinping Just Got Even More Powerful

The fate of the once-feared Zhou Yongkang, 72, appeared to be sealed by the just-after-midnight announcements Saturday that he was expelled from China's ruling Communist Party and arrested in a criminal investigation into allegations ranging from bribe-taking to leaking state secrets.<p>"Many of Xi's …

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Xinjiang: Has China's crackdown on 'terrorism' worked?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1135000/1135017_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534440918_94e2a524ef640a610b941d46f701e744<p><b>"Kashgar is not stable."</b><p>The words of a paramilitary police officer as he marched past me under the statue of Chairman Mao in China's westernmost …

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Shanghai Seeks Answers After the New Year’s Eve Disaster

The New Year’s Eve stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 people and wounded 47 others has prompted urgent questions about crowd control in China, now …

7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …

Even with Gang Connections, Begging on the Beijing Subway Is Rough

Gong bows to strangers on the subway for hours a day.<p><i>Photos by the author</i><p>Gong Xiaoye is a beggar. She bows on Beijing’s subway daily. She rents a small apartment in the center of the city, and said she manages on the approximately 40 yuan ($10) she collects per day begging. After the 2009 …