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

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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.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #factories-and-manufacturing, #first-solar-inc, #forced-labor, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #silicon, #solar-energy, #solar-energy-industries-assn, #solyndra-inc, #trumka-richard-l, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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As Biden and Xi Begin a Careful Dance, a New American Policy Takes Shape

Top administration officials will meet with their Chinese counterparts for the first time on Thursday as the United States shifts to a more competitive posture with Beijing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #international-trade-and-world-market, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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U.S. Punishes 24 Chinese Officials on Eve of First Talks Under Biden

Setting a confrontational tone ahead of meetings in Alaska, the United States punished Chinese officials involved in eroding democracy in Hong Kong.

#austin-lloyd-j-iii, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations

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Brazil Needs Vaccines. China Is Benefiting.

China is a major supplier of coronavirus vaccine, giving it enormous leverage in pandemic-ravaged nations. Brazil, recently hostile to the Chinese company Huawei, has suddenly changed its stance.

#5g-wireless-communications, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #latin-america, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #trump-donald-j, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Mitt Romney: The Right Way to Boycott the Beijing Olympics

The United States can repudiate Chinese policy without unfairly punishing our athletes.

#boycotts, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2022, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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How China Plans to Control Hong Kong’s Elections and Elevate ‘Patriots’

New rules imposed by Beijing will make it nearly impossible for democracy advocates in the territory to run for chief executive or the legislature.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-and-legislation, #national-peoples-congress-china, #politics-and-government

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Xi’s Gambit: China Plans for a World Without American Technology

Beijing’s leaders plot a path to go it alone, vowing to spend big to fill gaps in innovation and avoid dependence on the United States and others.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #computer-chips, #innovation, #international-trade-and-world-market

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China’s Plan to Win in a Post-Pandemic World

The message at the National People’s Congress was one of optimism about the strength of its economy and of struggle against an array of internal and external challenges.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #politics-and-government

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Demanding Loyalty, China Moves to Overhaul Hong Kong Elections

China’s national legislature disclosed plans for a law that would make it extremely difficult for Beijing’s critics to hold elective office in Hong Kong.

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

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‘The East Is Rising’: Xi Maps Out China’s Post-Covid Ascent

But as Beijing rolls out a long-term plan, its top leader has also warned that “the United States is the biggest threat.”

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #deng-xiaoping, #hong-kong, #mao-zedong, #national-peoples-congress-china, #xi-jinping

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Hundreds in Rare Hong Kong Protest as Opposition Figures Are Charged

A Chinese official has called for severe punishment of opposition figures facing charges under a new national security law.

#communist-party-of-china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #kowloon-hong-kong, #lai-jimmy, #politics-and-government, #wong-joshua-1996

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Is Hong Kong’s Security Law Bad for China?

The president may be putting personal ambition ahead of his country’s best interests.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #deng-xiaoping, #hong-kong, #jiang-zemin, #li-keqiang, #mao-zedong, #secession-and-independence-movements, #xi-jinping

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To Build Loyalty to China, Hong Kong Rewrites History

Through new lesson plans and expensive publishing projects, the government hopes to teach future generations a curated lesson about Hong Kong’s past.

#communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government

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‘Patriots’ Only: Beijing Plans Overhaul of Hong Kong’s Elections

The central government is likely to bypass local officials, just as it did with last year’s national security law.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #elections, #hong-kong, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government

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With Pig Parades and Youth Camps, Taiwan’s Ailing Kuomintang Tries a Revamp

The Beijing-friendly party, which long held an iron grip on the island, is struggling to stay relevant at a time when many residents are wary of China’s ambitions.

#chinese-nationalist-party-taiwan, #communist-party-of-china, #kaohsiung-china, #politics-and-government, #taipei-taiwan, #taiwan, #tsai-ing-wen, #xi-jinping

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What Sun Dawu’s Prosecution Says About China

A rural businessman, Sun Dawu, angered Beijing twice. His fate the second time around could augur the future of the world’s other superpower.

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China Blocks BBC After CGTN Ban in U.K.

China cited complaints about BBC news reports, but the ban also came after a British regulator banned China’s main global broadcaster over license problems.

#china, #china-central-television, #communist-party-of-china, #great-britain, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #television

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How Geng Xiaonan Ran Afoul of China’s Communist Party

The authorities have charged Geng Xiaonan with illegal business activities, but her true offense may have been sympathizing with critics of the Communist Party.

#books-and-literature, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #geng-xiaonan, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government

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Power, Patriotism and 1.4 Billion People:How China Beat the Virus and Roared Back

The Chinese Communist Party reached deep into private business and the broader population to drive a recovery, an authoritarian approach that has emboldened its top leader, Xi Jinping.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #xi-jinping

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A Chinese Dissident Tried to Fly to His Sick Wife in the U.S. Then He Vanished.

Friends and family have lost contact with Yang Maodong, who was stopped at a Shanghai airport from joining a flight to San Francisco.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hunger-strikes, #political-prisoners, #yang-maodong

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Hong Kong Crackdown Is an Early Test for Biden

Even with Trump out of office, prospects seem dim for rapprochement between China and the United States.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hong-kong, #lam-carrie-1957, #national-security-council, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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How Beijing Turned China’s Covid-19 Tragedy to Its Advantage

The Communist Party’s success in reclaiming the narrative has proved to the world its ability to rally the people to its side, no matter how stumbling its actions might be.

#censorship, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fang-fang-author, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #social-media, #wuhan-china

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The World Deserves Answers From China

Hampering the work of the W.H.O. puts lives at risk.

#communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization

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U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

The finding by the Trump administration is the strongest denunciation by any government of China’s actions and follows a Biden campaign statement with the same declaration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #minorities, #muslims-and-islam, #political-prisoners, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #sterilization-reproductive, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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In Hong Kong, a New Party Calls for Stability (and Raises Suspicions)

Democracy advocates have called the Bauhinia Party a “Trojan horse” for the Chinese government. But Beijing’s local allies are wary of it, too.

#china, #chinese-peoples-political-consultative-conference, #communist-party-of-china, #democratic-alliance-for-the-betterment-and-progress-of-hong-kong, #democratic-party-hong-kong, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019

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China Places Over 22 Million on Lockdown Amid New Covid Wave

The country is experiencing its worst coronavirus flare-up since last summer, testing the government’s success in subduing the disease.

#beijing-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #lunar-new-year, #quarantines

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It Took a Genocide for Me to Remember My Uighur Roots

Since 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has gradually established policies that threaten Uighur culture and identity. My family’s forced assimilation is a part of that story.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #concentration-camps, #discrimination, #hotan-china, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #urumqi-china, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

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Chinese Solar Companies Tied to Use of Forced Labor

A new report shows some of the world’s biggest solar companies work with the Chinese government to absorb workers from Xinjiang, programs that are often seen as a red flag for forced labor.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #horizon-advisory-group-llc, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #minorities, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #solar-energy-industries-assn, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #xinjiang-china

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China Exerts a Heavier Hand in Hong Kong With Mass Arrests

The central Chinese government, which once wielded its power over Hong Kong with a degree of discretion, has signaled its determination to openly impose its will on the city.

#communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #tai-yiu-ting-benny

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In a Topsy-Turvy Pandemic World, China Offers Its Version of Freedom

Surveillance and censorship bolster Beijing’s uncompromising grip on power. But in the country’s cities and streets, people have resumed normal lives.

#censorship, #china, #clark-duncan-author, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #politics-and-government

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With Concessions and Deals, China’s Leader Tries to Box Out Biden

Xi Jinping has been making trade agreements in Asia and now Europe, hoping to head off the incoming president’s efforts to rally a united front against China.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #europe, #european-parliament, #european-union, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #forced-labor, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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Jobs, Houses and Cows: China’s Costly Drive to Erase Extreme Poverty

China has spent heavily to help its poorest citizens, an approach that few developing countries can afford and even Beijing may struggle to sustain.

#agriculture-and-farming, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gansu-province-china, #labor-and-jobs, #poverty, #xi-jinping

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25 Days That Changed the World: How Covid-19 Slipped China’s Grasp

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #china, #chinese-center-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #hubei-province-china, #li-wenliang, #ma-xiaowei, #propaganda, #quarantines, #redfield-robert-r, #research, #united-states-international-relations, #wuhan-china, #xi-jinping, #zhong-nanshan

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