Prominent Chinese #MeToo Figure Vows to Appeal After Losing Case

Zhou Xiaoxuan, a former television intern, became a leading voice in the movement after accusing a star presenter of assault.

#metoo-movement, #china, #china-central-television, #communist-party-of-china, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #womens-rights, #zhou-xiaoxuan

What Game Theory Says about China’s Strategy

The classic ‘salami slicing’ tactic is to move against a foe in small increments, staying below the threshold that will provoke a response.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #hungary, #internal-sub-only, #nobel-prizes, #politics-and-government, #salami, #schelling-thomas-c

How Afghanistan Changed China’s Taiwan Calculus

There are many reasons to fear a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. But the American pullout isn’t one of them.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #taiwan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #xinjiang-china

Biden Speaks With Xi Amid Low Point in U.S.-China Relations

The call was only the second time the leaders had spoken since President Biden’s inauguration. The lack of communication was a measure of the rising tensions between the two countries.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #global-warming, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

Is U.S.-China Conflict Inevitable?

Is conflict with China inevitable? 

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #international-trade-and-world-market, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

China’s Xi Pressures Tycoons With ‘Common Prosperity’ Talk

As the country’s leader prepares for a likely third term, he is promising “common prosperity” to lift farmers and working families into the middle class.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #ma-jack, #philanthropy, #property-taxes, #socialism-theory-and-philosophy, #xi-jinping, #zhejiang-province-china

How Will the Taliban Govern? A History of Rebel Rule Offers Clues.

Insurgents who seize power tend to be authoritarian but pragmatic, desperate for legitimacy and ruthless toward classes they see as hostile.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #china, #cold-war-era, #communist-party-of-china, #cuba, #ethiopia, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #mao-zedong, #nixon-richard-milhous, #politics-and-government, #rwanda, #taliban, #uganda

China Tightens Limits for Young Gamers and Bans School Night Play

The restrictions reflect the government’s intensifying push for companies to jettison what it says are unhealthy cultural influences.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #honor-of-kings-video-game, #tencent-holdings-ltd

China’s Celebrity Culture Is Raucous. The Authorities Want to Change That.

The Communist Party has declared war on idol worship, part of a broader crackdown on what it sees as toxic celebrity culture that is poisoning the minds of the country’s youth.

#actors-and-actresses, #advertising-and-marketing, #celebrities, #censorship, #communist-party-of-china, #cyberspace-administration-of-china, #fans-persons, #iqiyi-com-inc, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #zhao-wei, #zheng-shuang-1991

With #MeToo Case Against Kris Wu, China Hits Out at Celebrities

The detention of Kris Wu, a popular Canadian singer, has been hailed as a rare victory for the movement. But Beijing, wary of social activism, has cast it as a warning to celebrities.

#metoo-movement, #canada, #celebrities, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #exo-music-group, #fans-persons, #louis-vuitton, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #wu-kris-1990, #zhou-xiaoxuan

In Stinging Rebuke, China Tells U.S. Diplomat That Its Rise Can’t Be Stopped

Beijing accused Washington of a “thinly veiled attempt to contain and suppress China,” in remarks released before talks with a visiting U.S. diplomat had ended.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #microsoft-corp, #politics-and-government, #sherman-wendy-r, #state-department, #tianjin-china, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #wang-yi, #world-health-organization, #xi-jinping

China’s Communist Party Turns 100. Cue the (State-Approved) Music.

A wave of nationalistic music, theater and dance is sweeping China, part of Beijing’s efforts to improve the party’s image and strengthen political loyalty.

#art, #china, #classical-music, #communist-party-of-china, #dancing, #music, #opera, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #theater, #xi-jinping

As China’s Communist Party Turns 100, Xi Warns It Will Not Be Bullied

A century after the Communist Party’s founding, China’s leader said foreign powers would “crack their heads and spill blood” if they tried to stop its rise.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #hong-kong, #tiananmen-square-beijing, #xi-jinping

Pictures From a Revolution: China’s Communists Mark a Centennial

The improbable rise of a superpower that was born in the rubble of dynasty and fears it may yet meet the same fate.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #deng-xiaoping, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #mao-zedong, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

Hong Kong’s Security Law: One Year Later, a City Remade

Neighbors are urged to report on one another. Children are taught to look for traitors. Officials are pressed to pledge their loyalty.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-the-press, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #luo-huining, #xi-jinping

Behind China’s Takeover of Hong Kong

One year ago, the city’s freedoms were curtailed with breathtaking speed. But the clampdown was years in the making, and many signals were missed.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #xi-jinping

‘Red Tourism’ Flourishes in China Ahead of Party Centennial

New and improved attractions dedicated to the Communist Party’s history, or a sanitized version of it, are drawing crowds.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #china, #chinese-nationalist-party-taiwan, #communist-party-of-china, #dalian-wanda-group, #mao-zedong, #museums, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #travel-and-vacations, #xi-jinping, #yanan-china

How Press Freedom Is Being Eroded in Hong Kong

The forced closure of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper is the latest worrisome sign for journalists in the Chinese territory.

#apple-daily, #china, #choy-yuk-ling, #communist-party-of-china, #freedom-of-the-press, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lai-jimmy, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #next-digital-ltd, #politics-and-government, #radio-television-hong-kong

Hong Kong Protester Faces City’s First Security Law Trial

Tong Ying-kit, who hit officers while riding a motorcycle with a protest flag, is accused of terrorism and inciting secession. He could be sentenced to life in prison.

#attacks-on-police, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government

Soho China Sells to Blackstone, Cementing Owners’ Exit

The husband-and-wife team atop Soho China had already been keeping a lower profile than they did during an earlier, freer era of the country’s economic revival. Now they are selling their real estate business to Blackstone.

#beijing-china, #blackstone-group-the, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #content-type-personal-profile, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #pan-shiyi-1963, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-commercial, #shanghai-china, #soho-china, #xi-jinping, #zhang-xin-1965

He Warned Apple About the Risks in China. Then They Became Reality.

Doug Guthrie, once one of America’s leading China bulls, rang the alarm on doing business there. He spoke about his time at Apple.

#apple-inc, #censorship, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #factories-and-manufacturing, #foxconn-technology, #guthrie-doug-1969, #international-trade-and-world-market, #iphone, #ipod, #privacy, #xi-jinping

Apple’s Bet on China

When the technology giant first started doing business in China, it thought it would change the country. Decades later, the reverse is true.

#apple-inc, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #cook-timothy-d, #data-storage, #jobs-steven-p, #privacy

Make China ‘Lovable,’ Xi Said. But Don’t Expect Softening.

Xi Jinping’s remarks to top Communist Party leaders suggest Beijing will focus on courting allies rather than easing its rhetoric against the U.S. and Europe.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #territorial-disputes, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

The Real Reason Behind China’s Three-Child Policy

Even when the Communist Party eases rules, it is only confirming that such rules exist — and that they are the party’s to dictate. 

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #population

From One Child to Three: How China’s Family Planning Policies Have Evolved

For decades, couples were generally limited to one child to slow population growth. With a potential demographic crisis looming, the government now wants them to have more.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #population

China Announces a Three-Child Policy

The move is the Communist Party’s latest attempt to reverse declining birthrates as a demographic crisis looms.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #population

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Activists Face Jail and Cynicism

Hundreds of protesters, many students or college-educated, face potentially stiff sentences after Beijing’s crackdown. Those behind bars already battle isolation and disillusionment.

#china, #chow-yong-kang-alex-1990, #chow-agnes-1996, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ex-convicts, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lam-ivan, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #sentences-criminal, #wong-joshua-1996, #youth

Apple’s Compromises in China: 5 Takeaways

To stay on the good side of the Chinese authorities, the company has made decisions that contradict its carefully curated image.

#apple-inc, #censorship, #cloud-computing, #communist-party-of-china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-centers, #guizhou-china, #guizhou-cloud-big-data-industry-co-ltd, #guo-wengui, #icloud

Once-a-Decade Census Shows an Aging, Better-Educated China

The country is locked in a demographic crisis. But the figures also showed rising education and urbanization levels.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #census, #china, #colleges-and-universities, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elderly, #in-vitro-fertilization, #labor-and-jobs, #national-bureau-of-statistics-china, #politics-and-government, #population, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

In Xinjiang, China Targets Muslim Women in Push to Suppress Births

In most of China, women are being urged to have more babies, to shore up a falling birthrate. But in Xinjiang, they are being forced to have fewer.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #muslims-and-islam, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #uzbeks-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #xi-jinping

China Censors Chloé Zhao’s Oscar Win

On social media, the director’s fans blurred out her name and turned images on their sides to evade the censors. “People should be celebrating,” one writer said.

#academy-awards-oscars, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #censorship, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hong-kong, #movies, #united-states, #weibo-corporation, #zhao-chloe

China Reveals Charges Against Outspoken Businessman Sun Dawu

Sun Dawu, a rural tycoon who has been a thorn in the Communist Party’s side, was detained in November as the party moved to silence critics and keep the private sector in line.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #dawu-agricultural-and-animal-husbandry-group, #sun-dawu, #xi-jinping

Guilty Verdict for Hong Kong Journalist as Media Faces ‘Frontal Assault’

As China stifles dissent in the city, news outlets have found themselves in the authorities’ cross hairs.

#apple-daily, #communist-party-of-china, #freedom-of-the-press, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #news-and-news-media

China’s Solar Dominance Presents Biden With Human Rights Dilemma

President Biden’s vow to work with China on issues like climate change is clashing with his promise to defend human rights.

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‘Follow the Party Forever’: China Plans a Communist Birthday Bash

Patriotic films. History lessons. Mass weddings. The Chinese Communist Party is going into overdrive to celebrate its 100th birthday.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #term-limits-political-office, #xi-jinping

Hong Kong Sentences Jimmy Lai, Other Pro-Democracy Figures, to Prison

The punishments over an unauthorized peaceful protest point to what critics say is the shrinking space for dissent in Hong Kong.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lai-jimmy, #lee-martin-c-m, #politics-and-government

Seeking Cooperation on Climate, U.S. Faces Friction With China

John Kerry, President Biden’s climate envoy, is pressing China to do more to address global warming. But he faces an emboldened Beijing leadership that thinks the United States has lagged behind.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kerry-john, #united-states-international-relations

Election Overhaul Plan Threatens to Sideline Hong Kong’s Opposition

The proposal, initiated by the Chinese central government, is intended to make it difficult for democracy advocates to hold office and would criminalize organized protest votes.

#communist-party-of-china, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government

With a Big Tax Break, Hong Kong Tries to Soothe the Rich

Beijing, which can’t afford to let its attack on civil liberties scare away global banks and financiers, is offering them a big tax break and other perks.

#bank-of-america-corporation, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #cambridge-associates-llc, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #credit-suisse-group-ag, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #hedge-funds, #high-net-worth-individuals, #hong-kong, #hsbc-holdings-plc, #morgan-stanley, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #taxation

China’s Covid-19 Vaccination Drive Includes Free Ice Cream

China’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign got off to a slow start. It is now trying to catch up, through a mixture of freebies and the occasional threat.

#beijing-china, #china, #chongqing-china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gansu-province-china, #hainan-island-china, #propaganda, #vaccination-and-immunization

China Tries to Counter Xinjiang Backlash With … a Musical?

The movie is part of Beijing’s wide-ranging new propaganda campaign to push back on sanctions and criticism of its oppression of the Uyghurs.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #facebook-inc, #forced-labor, #han-chinese-ethnic-group, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #minorities, #movies, #social-media, #twitter, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

Japan Is Finding It Harder to Stay Quiet on China’s Abuse of Uyghurs

Public awareness of the issue is growing in the country, spurred in part by the work of Uyghur activists, and that is increasing pressure on the government to take action.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #japan, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

China’s Overhaul of Hong Kong Elections Gives Security Bodies a Key Role

New rules give the bodies power to investigate all potential candidates, meaning opposition politicians face steep odds of even being allowed to run.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #elections, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #m-hong-kong-museum, #national-peoples-congress-china, #politics-and-government, #television-broadcasts-tvb

Coronavirus Origins Remain Unclear in W.H.O.-China Inquiry

Far more work is needed to understand how the pandemic began, the report says, but it is not clear that Beijing will cooperate. “We may never find the true origins,” an expert said.

#bats, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #tests-medical, #wuhan-china, #your-feed-science

An Alliance of Autocracies? China Wants to Lead a New World Order.

As President Biden predicts a struggle between democracies and their opponents, Beijing is eager to champion the other side.

#china, #cold-war-era, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-parliament, #european-union, #international-relations, #iran, #middle-east, #saudi-arabia, #turkey, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #xinjiang-china

Biden Defines His Underlying Challenge With China: ‘Prove Democracy Works’

At his news conference on Thursday, the president provided a revealing look into how he viewed the threat from Beijing.

#belt-and-road-initiative-china, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #christensen-thomas-j-1962, #communist-party-of-china, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #johnson-boris, #pompeo-mike, #putin-vladimir-v, #state-department, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

Hong Kong, Its Elections Upended, Reconsiders Its Dream of Democracy

The promise of universal suffrage has animated the city’s politics for decades. Beijing’s latest moves could finally extinguish that hope.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government

China’s Sharp Words in Alaska Signal its More Confident Posture

The Biden administration’s strategy to curb Beijing’s behavior faces a stiff challenge as China uses its economic, diplomatic and military might to deflect criticism.

#alaska, #anchorage-alaska, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #defense-and-military-forces, #state-department, #wang-yi, #xi-jinping, #yang-jiechi

Mr. Biden, Enough With the Tough Talk on China

Modest measures can reverse the dangerous decay in relations.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #peace-corps, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

Canadians Kovrig and Spavor to Stand Trial in China: What We Know

Secrecy and politics will likely hang over the cases involving two Canadian men, who have been held largely in isolation for more than two years.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #international-relations, #kovrig-michael, #meng-wanzhou, #political-prisoners, #ren-zhengfei, #spavor-michael, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations