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China’s Power Shortages Threaten to Delay Apple Gadgets, Other Goods

China’s electricity shortages have hit factories that produce a lot of the goods we use every day, including Apple gadgets and furniture. The country’s coal problems expose the growing pains in transitioning to a greener future and risks to the global supply chain. Photo composite: Sharon Shi video content 5:30 a.m. Oct. 21, 2021

What China's Economic Slowdown Means for Global Investors

China recorded a steep economic slowdown in the third quarter as its pandemic bounceback fades—and now, Beijing is taking on longer-term issues including household debt and energy consumption. WSJ’s Anna Hirtenstein explains what investors are watching. Photo: Long Wei/Sipa Asia/Zuma Press video content 6:44 a.m. Oct. 19, 2021

New Zealand's central bank raises interest rates

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand's central bank raised interest rates from a record low and signaled more increases over the next year, as it seeks to tame inflation and rein in booming house prices. 10:07 p.m. Oct. 5, 2021

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What China's New Data Rules Mean for Tesla and the Auto Industry

Cars today offer high-tech features and gather troves of data to train algorithms. As China steps up controls over new technologies, WSJ looks at the risks for Tesla and other global brands that are now required to keep data within the country. Screenshot: Tesla China video content

5:30 p.m. Sept. 28, 2021
Sold-Out Universal Theme Park Shows China's Love for Hollywood

Universal’s first theme park in China opened this week after years of construction and delays. Tickets sold out, indicating the country's enthusiasm for franchises like Harry Potter and Kung Fu Panda, as NBCUniversal looks for growth in the Chinese market. Photo credit: Andy Wong/Associated Press video content

6:11 a.m. Sept. 22, 2021
How the Chip Shortage Is Forcing Auto Makers to Adapt

The number of semiconductors in a modern car, from the ignition to the braking system, can exceed a thousand. As the global chip shortage drags on, car makers from General Motors to Tesla find themselves forced to adjust production and rethink the entire supply chain. Illustration/Video: Sharon Shi video content

5:30 a.m. Sept. 16, 2021
How Beijing’s Scrutiny Could Affect Tencent's Videogame Empire

China’s Tencent is backing the developers of blockbuster videogames such as “Pokémon Unite” and “League of Legends.” But Beijing’s crackdown on the industry at home, including when minors can play online games, could affect the company’s global videogame empire. Photo composite: Sharon Shi video content

3:30 a.m. Aug. 31, 2021
Upgrading Your Patio? Why It’s More Expensive This Summer

Shipping bottlenecks and commodities costs are helping drive inflation in the U.S. WSJ visits a patio-furniture factory in China to see why refurbishing your backyard could be pricier this year. Photo: Patrick Fok video content

5:30 a.m. July 29, 2021

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