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  • China services sector booms in June, suggest economy steadying

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Activity in China's services sector expanded at its fastest pace in 15 months in June, a private survey showed on Thursday, reinforcing signs that the broader economy is stabilizing. The services purchasing managers' index (PMI)...
  • The average Chinese motorist loses 9 days a year stuck in traffic

     
    Filed under: China, Etc. Sitting at a complete stop in traffic might be one of the worst sensations in the world, and navigation system maker TomTom knows all about it. The company has been creating an annual traffic jam index for several years now, but...
  • How far will China's president take his anti-corruption crusade?

    BEIJING When Xi Jinping assumed China's top leadership post last year, skeptics doubted he'd follow through on vows to crack down on "tigers" and "flies" corrupt high-level officials and lowly bureaucrats. After all, the Chinese people have heard official...
  • China second-quarter growth better, more policy steps ahead: premier

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth quickened in the second quarter from the previous three months, but further modest government support measures will still be needed, Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday. Speaking at a news conference with...
  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
  • China box office grows 22% in first half of 2014

    China’s box office grew more than 22% in the first half of 2014, to $2.2 billion, and U.S. titles such as "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" helped imported films grab more than half of all ticket sales in the world&...
  • Film Review: 'The Breakup Guru'

    Breaking up is hard to do -- unless you hire someone else to do it for you. So goes the premise of "The Breakup Guru," a helming debut for mainland star Deng Chao and theater director Yu Baimei, who have claimed that they're pushing the envelope of...
  • China's hungry cattle feasting on alfalfa grown on Utah farm

    JENSEN, Utah It's easy to find the largest Chinese-owned hay farm in the United States. It sits 189 miles east of Salt Lake City, on a stunningly scenic bend of the Green River. After driving past the only gas station in Jensen, population 400, a...
  • Pro-democracy marchers fill streets in Hong Kong

    Pro-democracy marchers fill streets in Hong Kong
    Braving heat and rain showers, and hoisting signs with slogans such as “Universal suffrage!” marchers filled the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday to press for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Demonstrators packed...
  • Beijing crackdown on insider trading 'rats' sparks industry exodus

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A crackdown by Chinese regulators on insider trading in the country's $1.2 trillion mutual fund industry has sparked an exodus of fund managers from the industry. The investigation is part of efforts to rebuild investor confidence in...
  • 4 charged in deadly knife attack at China train station

    BEIJING Four suspects in the deadly March 1 mass knifing at a train station in southern China have been formally charged with terrorist activities and other crimes, authorities in the city of Kunming said Monday. No date for a trial was announced, but...
  • Hong Kong braces for protests as vote fuels pro-democracy movement

    Hong Kong braces for protests as vote fuels pro-democracy movement
    Nearly 800,000 people voted in a nonbinding Hong Kong referendum aimed at agitating for greater democracy, organizers said early Monday, and the semi-autonomous Chinese city was bracing for hundreds of thousands of people to march through the streets...