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An escaped leopard is eluding its would-be captors in China. Officials sent hundreds of drones to find it.

Two of the three big cats that escaped from a safari park in April have been recaptured, but one remains on the loose.
  • May 12, 2021

A Russian spent weeks stuck on a Chinese reality TV show, begging viewers to vote him off. They finally did.

Lelush, a.k.a. Vladislav Ivanov, had only meant to appear on Produce Camp 2021 as a translator before he became an accidental, reluctant pop sensation in China.
  • Apr 27, 2021

China’s Oscars boycott mixes politics with push to curb Hollywood dominance

Beijing is seizing the chance to promote homegrown movies as it prepares for a key political celebration.
  • Apr 22, 2021

China scrambles to lock down Myanmar border amid fears of covid and post-coup instability

Fighting has broken out near the frontier, driving refugees and an uptick in imported cases.
  • Apr 9, 2021

China’s covid vaccine drive is lagging. Free food could help turn things around.

Only 4 percent of the population has been vaccinated, leading officials and businesses to try creative inducements.
  • Apr 5, 2021

China’s got talent — and women over 30 are breaking the showbiz glass ceiling

‘Sisters Who Make Waves,’ a hit show on a Netflix-like platform, fuels a feminist awakening.
  • Mar 22, 2021

‘Cherry freedom’ sweeps China despite virus fears — and the thrill is infectious

A collapse in prices for the fruit, caused by worries about coronavirus on imported food, has led adventurous eaters to revel in the middle-class status symbol.
  • Mar 8, 2021

Alibaba’s Jack Ma reemerges from three-month absence after clash with Beijing

The entrepreneur gave a speech on rural education, his first appearance since his public criticism of China’s financial regulators.
  • Jan 20, 2021

New employee death at Chinese tech giant Pinduoduo prompts calls for boycott

The apparent suicide was followed by a former employee alleging harsh work conditions.
  • Jan 11, 2021