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Chinese Social App Takes Awkward Dig at Mark Zuckerberg

WeChat now appears to have Facebook -- or at least its founder -- in its crosshairs.

Bethany Allen |

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Zhou Decline Watch: Expanding the Purge?

Tracking the downfall of one of the most feared men in China.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Justin Bieber Just Accidentally Offended 1.3 Billion People

Chinese pile on after the pop star unwittingly visits a controversial shrine. 

Bethany Allen |

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The World's Largest Union: A 'Capitalist Running Dog'

Some Chinese say their massive trade union isn't standing up for worker rights.

Bethany Allen |

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Just How Corrupt Are These People?

Deciphering the Chinese Communist Party's code for official misconduct.

Amy Qin |

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Is Hong Kong Running out of Room?

40 million mainlanders flooded in last year, a number that's fast rising. But everyone is talking about pee.

Rachel Lu |

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Welcome to the Uighur Web

Amid police crackdowns and stifling censorship, one Chinese ethnic minority struggles to be heard online.

Alexa Olesen |

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The Limits of Mandopop

With mainland money flooding into Taiwanese celebrity coffers, activism takes a back seat.

Chris Fuchs |

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Water, Water, Everywhere

A local Chinese contamination scare triggers an international blame game.

Bethany Allen |

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Mrs. McCarthy (Quietly) Goes to Taipei

The White House just sent a cabinet-level official to Taiwan and no one cared.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Should Chinese Police Carry Guns?

A number of Chinese citizens -- and officers -- still don't think so.

Lotus Yuen |

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China's Failed Porn-Killing Hashtag

What looks like an official effort to keep the web clean isn't working.

Bethany Allen |

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China's New Internet Crackdown: Not About Porn

Authorities say they are trying to "clean up" the country's raucous web. Don't believe them.

Zhang Jialong |

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Captain America, Captain China

Why a patriotic U.S. film is raking in the renminbi.

Warner Brown |

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Chinese State Media Slams Microsoft

Xinhua says ending Windows XP "extremely irresponsible."

Bethany Allen |

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Taiwan's Squishy Youth Get Fierce

Cosseted, underpaid -- and now occupying their legislature.

Rachel Lu |

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Infographic: Jesus More Popular Than Mao on China's Twitter

A surprising disparity between Communist and Christian chatter.

Bethany Allen |

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Meet China's Protest Archivist

Powered by the web, a former migrant worker is connecting local unrest to international audiences.

Yaqiu Wang |

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Chinese Authorities' Tough Sell: Paraxylene

A new outbreak of NIMBY protests hits China's streets, and its Internet.

Bethany Allen |

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Zhou Decline Watch: Following the Money

Tracking the downfall of one of the most feared men in China.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Blanking Out

Is mainland China slowly choking the life from Taiwanese media?

Chris Fuchs |

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Mapping China's Economic Activity

Fully half of China's GDP comes from a smattering of major cities, many near the coast.

Yiqin Fu |

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The Revolution Might Be Televised

How new media allowed young Taiwanese protesters to reach the world, faster.

Chris Fuchs |

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Russian Embassy: Sanctions Remind Us of Tiananmen Backlash

Russian diplomats are trying -- perhaps too hard -- to play up historical similarities with China.

Bethany Allen |

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Don't Get Too Excited About China's Latest Corruption Crackdown

A human rights lawyer explains why party leaders have been doing this for decades.

Teng Biao |

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Occupy This

Chinese are not happy with recent Taiwanese protests against a trade pact with the mainland.

Rachel Lu |

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In China, the Confrontation That Wasn't

An easily debunked rumor about Michelle Obama shows the difficulties that U.S. officials face in managing their message there.

Bethany Allen |

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A Glitch in the Cash Machine

There's a wrinkle to those hot Chinese tech IPOs. 

Rachel Lu |