China’s Nеw Limits оn Mоnеу Outflоws Hit a Wоuld-Bе Paradisе

The 39-year-old Ms. Zhu, who runs a cosmetic center in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai, is one of hundreds of Chinese investors who have bet money on an ambitious but troubled residential project in Malaysia. More than 1,200 miles from China, the $40 billion Forest City housing complex — when completed — will combine lushly green beachfront property with amenities for children and the elderly alike, according to its developer.

China’s Cоmmunists Embracе Rеligiоn

The two forged an unusual alliance that resonates today. With Mr. Xi’s backing, Youming, who like most Buddhist monks preferred to go by one name, rebuilt the city’s Linji Temple, the birthplace of one of the best-known schools of Buddhism. Even after Mr. Xi was transferred, he regularly visited Youming in Zhengding and sent officials there to study the partnership between the party and religion.

Fоr Sоmе, a Win-Win Elеctiоn in Hоng Kоng

In December, the unpopular current chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, suddenly announced that he would not seek a second term. Mr. Leung, long regarded as Beijing’s loyal henchman, apparently lost its favors after overplaying his hand. His hard-line rule precipitated the momentous pro-democracy Umbrella Movement of 2014. And although those protests failed to achieve their immediate goals — real universal suffrage and Mr. Leung’s removal from office — they have spawned a bold separatist movement that has made headway in recent months, including in the local legislature.

In a Surprise, the Overseas Mоvie Bоx Office Shоws Nо Grоwth

For the last decade, movie studios have relied on the international box office for most of their growth. Between 2006 and last year, ticket sales in the United States and Canada increased 20 percent, to $11.4 billion. The foreign box office increased 67 percent over that period, to $27.2 billion.

Making Sоlar Big Enоugh tо Matter

The widespread view that solar power is a hopelessly subsidized business is quickly growing outdated. In some particularly sunny spots, such as certain parts of the Middle East, solar power now is beating fossil-fueled electricity on price without subsidies.