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Steinway’s Grand Ambitions in China

NINGBO, China — Dozens of girls in tiaras and boys in tuxedos who dreamed of becoming China’s next musical sensation stared at the beast onstage. At nine feet long and nearly 1,000 pounds, with a steely black sheen and a price of more than $ 200,000, the Steinway & Sons ...

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MSCI Delays Adding China Stock to Emerging Markets Benchmark

SHANGHAI — Chinese stocks had seemed poised to join an important global benchmark, paving the way for overseas money to pour into the country’s markets. But the provider of the index, MSCI, decided that China was not yet ready, again holding off on adding mainland stocks to its influential emerging-markets ...

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A Steel Mill Lives Again, in a Setback for China

TANGSHAN, China — The hulking, white-and-brown buildings of the Songting Iron & Steel Company stood silent one chilly February afternoon. The only signs of life came from the handful of guards at the compound’s gate, and from the disheveled middle-aged man who emerged to shout to the plant’s visitors, “Get ...

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In China, Homeowners Find Themselves in a Land of Doubt

By STUART LEAVENWORTH and KIKI ZHAO May 31, 2016 WENZHOU, China — Chen Furong and his wife bought their home 23 years ago for its proximity to the city center and for the tree-lined canal just outside. Their dream was to pass it on to their children and grandchildren, a piece of wealth giving ...

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China Quietly Targets U.S. Tech Companies in Security Reviews

HONG KONG — Chinese authorities are quietly scrutinizing technology products sold in China by Apple and other big foreign companies, focusing on whether they pose potential security threats to the country and its consumers and opening up a new front in an already tense relationship with Washington over digital security. ...

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China buries memories of violent Cultural Revolution 50 years later

Zhang Hongbing (left) inspects his mothers grave with his maternal uncle and his younger bother. (Photo: Xiso Xilan) BEIJING — When Zhang Hongbing was a young man during China’s Cultural Revolution, his loyalty to Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong knew no bounds. He even denounced his mother for speaking ill of the iconic ...

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China Sentences Man to Death for Espionage, Saying He Sold Secrets

By JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ April 19, 2016 BEIJING — In a sign of China’s increasingly aggressive efforts to combat espionage and other security threats, the government said it had sentenced a former computer technician to death for selling 150,000 classified documents to foreign spies, according to state media reports on Tuesday. The man, ...

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Navy May Charge Officer With Giving China and Taiwan Secrets

WASHINGTON — The Navy is weighing charges of espionage against an officer who is a naturalized American citizen and has been under investigation since last year on suspicion of providing secret information to China and Taiwan, United States officials said. The allegations against the officer, Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin, ...

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Shaxi Journal: An Ancient Caravan Town in China Is Reborn

SHAXI, China — The woman shuffled around her shop in the village square, telling visitors how she came to be selling wooden swords and woven slippers to tourists rather than tending to her fields. He Yuqing, 60, wore a blue tunic and apron, common among older ethnic Bai women of ...

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