As part of the president’s anti-corruption drive, Xi Jinping is banning the construction of opulent state buildings.
Shortages of raw material for recyclers is driving prices up and sending suppliers to the black market.
China doesn't officially celebrate Black Friday, but Nov. 11 has become the biggest shopping day on the Chinese calendar. E-commerce sales alone reached $4.6 billion this year.
The area will be known as the Mo Yan Culture and Experience Zone, but author Mo Yan remains ambivalent about the new attraction.