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A young boy watches a screen showing Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Military Museum in Beijing.
Dec 6, 2023
Xi Jinping is asserting tighter control of finance in China
The Communist Party expects banks, pension funds, insurers and other financial organizations in China to follow Marxist principles.
Chinese tourists buy gold bars and gold accessories at LukFook, a jewelry store, in Hong Kong.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 28, 2023
Gold bars and Tokyo apartments: How money is flowing out of China
The outbound shift of money in part indicates unease inside China about the sputtering recovery after the pandemic as well as deeper problems.
Japan Times
Jan 19, 2023
A shrinking, aging China may have backed itself into a corner
Mounting population pressures may reveal a government that has not done enough to avoid tough choices in coming decades.
Japan Times
Jan 7, 2023
China’s COVID surge threatens villages as Lunar New Year approaches
China is bracing for an onslaught of infections in its fragile countryside as millions of people crowd onto trains and buses to return to their rural homes for the Lunar New Year holiday.
Japan Times
Dec 24, 2022
As cases explode, China’s low COVID death toll convinces no one
A country trying to mourn its dead from a COVID-19 outbreak is grappling with a system unprepared for the surge in fatalities, but Chinau2019s government is painting a less dire picture.
Japan Times
May 19, 2022
China’s internet censors try a new trick: Revealing users’ locations
Authorities say the location tags, which are displayed automatically, will help unearth overseas disinformation campaigns intended to destabilize China.
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2021
Taiwan crash investigators focus on how truck fell in train’s path
Some family members said they did not want to assign responsibility for the disaster before the government had finished its investigation.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves