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Superfans lie low as China cracks down on 'false idols'
by Laurie Chen - October 2, 2021 - 11:34am
Fans power China's lucrative idol economy, previously forecast by state media to be worth 140 billion yuan ($21.6 billion) by 2022.
Large Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean
by Laurie Chen - May 9, 2021 - 2:34pm
Officials in Beijing had said there was little risk from the freefalling segment of the Long March-5B rocket, which had launched the first module of China's new space station into Earth orbit on April 29.
China begins anti-monopoly probe into tech giant Alibaba
by Laurie Chen - December 24, 2020 - 2:20pm
China has launched an anti-monopoly investigation into Alibaba, regulators said Thursday, sending the share price of the e-commerce giant tumbling and intensifying the troubles of its billionaire founder Jack...
China's millennials stimulate $15-B sex toy market
by Laurie Chen - October 19, 2020 - 9:22am
Demand for sex toys is increasing in China, which is already the world's biggest exporter of bedroom aids.
China imposes feared Hong Kong security law
by Laurie Chen - July 1, 2020 - 7:54am
Fed up with pro-democracy protests that rocked the city last year, China's top lawmaking body enacted the legislation following closed-door deliberations that kept details secret until its passage. 
China dog meat festival goes ahead but virus takes a toll
by Laurie Chen - June 24, 2020 - 1:05pm
Volunteers at a Beijing dog shelter hand out treats to dozens of rescued animals which had been bound for a controversial dog meat festival under way this week in southern China. 
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