Reports of Hong Kong’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

The democracy movement may be quiet. But it is alive and it will survive.

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China Says It Remains Open to the World, but Wants to Dictate Terms

China’s leader, Xi Jinping, is pursuing a strategy to make the country’s economy more self-sufficient, while making other places more dependent on it than ever.

#asia-pacific-economic-cooperation, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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How Steve Bannon and a Chinese Billionaire Created a Right-Wing Coronavirus Media Sensation

Increasingly allied, the American far right and members of the Chinese diaspora tapped into social media to give a Hong Kong researcher a vast audience for peddling unsubstantiated pandemic claims.

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Why Do Chinese Liberals Embrace American Conservatives?

It’s less about foreign policy than the culture wars.

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Trump Still Has 70 Days to Wreak Havoc Around the World

Biden wants to undo the chaos Trump has inflicted from the Middle East to China and beyond. It won’t be easy.

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Trump’s Fury Feeds Moscow and Beijing Accounts of U.S. Chaos

President Trump’s baseless claims of a stolen election resonate on Russian state media. Both Russia and China have painted American democracy as volatile and vulnerable.

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Buffeted by Trump, China Has Little Hope for Warmer Relations With Biden

Many in Beijing believe that the United States will remain hostile to the country’s rise, regardless of who is president.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #elections, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #propaganda, #united-states-international-relations

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Is Xi Jinping Too Strong for China’s Good?

Unlike any Chinese leader since 1949, he has no identifiable rivals and no likely successors.

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As Hong Kong Law Goes After ‘Black Sheep,’ Fear Clouds Universities

Campuses have long been hubs of protest in the city. Now, the authorities have promised to root out teachers who bring politics to the classroom.

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Australia Quiet on First Foreign-Meddling Arrest, but Target Is Clear

The suspect, who has been active in Chinese-Australian groups, was charged under laws against foreign interference that were seen as a response to China.

#australia, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #international-relations, #liberal-party-australia, #politics-and-government

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China Envisions a New Hong Kong, Firmly Under Its Control

The government hopes to turn Hainan Island into a financial and shopping destination. Matching the former British colony won’t be easy.

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Their First Try Backfired, but Giuliani and Allies Keep Aiming at Biden

The former New York mayor’s dirt-digging effort on Hunter Biden in 2019 ended with President Trump’s impeachment. Now he is back with new associates. So far it is not going exactly as planned.

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As the West Stumbles, ‘Helmsman’ Xi Pushes an Ambitious Plan for China

China’s leader emerged from a key Communist Party meeting newly emboldened, outlining a road map for the country for years to come. Some have warned of overreach.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-relations, #xi-jinping

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In China, the Formidable Prosecutor Turned Lonely Rights Defender

After sheltering a prominent dissident, Yang Bin, a former prosecutor, is now under the scrutiny of the police. But she has no regrets.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #guangdong-province-china, #guangzhou-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #legal-profession, #political-prisoners, #xu-zhiyong

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In Hong Kong, Communist Party Officials Stride Out of the Shadows

The growing power and profile of the Chinese government’s liaison office has brought the party’s playbook into the open.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lam-carrie-1957, #liaison-office-of-the-central-peoples-government-hong-kong, #luo-huining, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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In City Where China Welcomed the World, Xi Prepares for a Colder One

China’s leader, Xi Jinping, speaking in the early trading center of Shenzhen, emphasized domestic innovation amid tensions with the United States.

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China Got Better. We Got Sicker. Thanks, Trump.

With a different leader, the United States could have contained the coronavirus.

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China Ramps Up a War of Words, Warning the U.S. of Its Red Lines

As the United States and Taiwan draw closer, state propaganda is sending the message that China will go to war if necessary.

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For Hong Kong Protesters Caught at Sea, Trial in China Is Likely

Detained by the Chinese Coast Guard as they tried to flee the city, the activists are now in the hands of the mainland’s opaque criminal justice system.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #detainees, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #shenzhen-china

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Brushing off Criticism, China’s Xi Calls Policies in Xinjiang ‘Totally Correct’

Mr. Xi made the remarks at a meeting on the region of western China, suggesting that the Communist Party remains committed to drastically changing Uighurs and other Muslim minorities.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #forced-labor, #muslims-and-islam, #political-prisoners, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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China Has a New Plan to Tame Tibet

It failed to coax cultural assimilation with economic incentives. Now it’s going for coerced labor and micromanaging people’s very lifestyles.

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China’s Pledge to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060: What It Means

Under international pressure to do more to address global warming, Xi Jinping made a surprise commitment to drastically reduce emissions. Now comes the hard part.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #china, #coal, #communist-party-of-china, #conservation-of-resources, #general-assembly-un, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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In Biden, China Sees an ‘Old Friend’ and Possible Foe

Some in China believe Biden, if elected, might do damage to the nation’s ambitions, taking a harder line on human rights and rallying allies to stand up to Beijing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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Human Rights Are Like Fire Departments. You Really Need Them.

They may be less appealing than economic prosperity, but they are indispensable.

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China Sentences Ren Zhiqiang, Tycoon Who Criticized Xi, to 18 Years in Prison

The Communist Party had accused Ren Zhiqiang of being disloyal. His heavy sentence underscores Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent among the elite.

#beijing-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #ren-zhiqiang, #xi-jinping

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N.Y.P.D. Officer Is Accused of Spying on Tibetans for China

Prosecutors said the officer told Chinese consulate officials that he could provide sensitive information about the internal operations of the Police Department.

#angwang-baimadajie, #communist-party-of-china, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

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Chinese Communist Party Seeks Sway Over Private Business

Party leaders have pledged to increase their influence over entrepreneurs even as they promise greater aid, reflecting Xi Jinping’s greatest — and sometimes conflicting — challenges.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #entrepreneurship, #politics-and-government

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Keith Krach, U.S. Official, Visits Taiwan Amid Rising Tensions With China

The trip by Keith Krach, an economic representative, defies Beijing’s opposition to formal exchanges. China sent two anti-submarine aircraft toward the island in response.

#communist-party-of-china, #defense-and-military-forces, #democratic-progressive-party-taiwan, #state-department, #taipei-taiwan, #taiwan, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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Trump Is Wrong about TikTok. China’s Plans Are Much More Sinister.

The West still doesn’t understand the scale of Beijing’s soft-power ambitions.

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How China Brought Almost 200 Million Students Back

We’re also rounding up thought-provoking ideas about Covid-era education, and bringing you the latest local updates for K-12 and college.

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A Violinist Lost His Seat and His Job. He Blames China.

In a lawsuit filed in New Jersey, a former member of the well-known Shanghai Quartet said he had been dumped after a remark he made on social media was misinterpreted as an ethnic slur.

#chinese-americans, #classical-music, #communist-party-of-china, #emojis-and-emoticons, #jiang-yi-wen, #montclair-state-university, #shanghai-quartet, #social-media

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How China Brought Nearly 200 Million Students Back to School

China says the reopening of classrooms proves that its top-down system is superior. To overwhelmed teachers and students stuck on campuses, its restrictions can feel like overkill.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #politics-and-government

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From Asia to Africa, China Promotes Its Vaccines to Win Friends

With pledges of a coronavirus vaccine, China is on a charm offensive to repair strained diplomatic ties and bolster engagement with other countries.

#africa, #bangladesh, #china, #clinical-trials, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Xi’s Post-Virus Economic Strategy for China Looks Inward

The Chinese leader’s latest approach calls for a more robust domestic economy to insulate growth from tensions with the United States.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #xi-jinping

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Joe Biden’s China Journey

As a United States senator, he spoke of transforming China through trade. As a presidential candidate two decades later, he denounces it as a “dictatorship.”

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Jimmy Lai vs. China

Hong Kong’s most combative media tycoon, the highest-profile figure arrested under the city’s new security law, discusses his quest for freedom.

#apple-daily, #communist-party-of-china, #hong-kong, #lai-jimmy, #next-digital-ltd

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America, Don’t Try to Out-China China

Beijing’s nationalism will be self-defeating in the long term. Washington should just let that run its course.

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China Captures Hong Kong Activists Fleeing to Taiwan by Sea

At least one member of the group was being investigated under the city’s new national security law.

#communist-party-of-china, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations

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To Deal With China, Trump Should Learn German

Germany is a manufacturing superpower that would be a decisive ally, along with the rest of the European Union, in a trade war against China.

#agriculture-and-farming, #berlin-germany, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #european-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #merkel-angela, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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From Ai Weiwei, a Portrait of Wuhan’s Draconian Covid Lockdown

Ai said the documentary film “Coronation,” which he directed remotely from Europe, “is trying to reflect what ordinary Chinese people went through.”

#ai-weiwei, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronation-movie, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #documentary-films-and-programs, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #wuhan-china

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China’s Xi Jinping Declares War on Food Waste

The Communist Party’s “clean plate” campaign targets livestreaming extreme eaters, wasteful diners and others amid concerns about China’s ability to feed its 1.4 billion people.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #grain, #politics-and-government, #restaurants, #shortages, #xi-jinping

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‘Drive the Blade In’: Xi Shakes Up China’s Law-and-Order Forces

Citing Mao, the Communist Party has started a campaign to ensure that police officers, judges and state security agents remain loyal and disciplined in challenging times.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #ministry-of-state-security-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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China Hid Coronavirus Dangers From Beijing, U.S. Agencies Find

A new U.S. intelligence report says top officials in Beijing were in the dark in early January on the true dangers of the virus. That could affect U.S. policy on China.

#central-intelligence-agency, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #homeland-security-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china, #xi-jinping

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U.S. Suspends Bilateral Agreements With Hong Kong, Escalating Tensions With China

The actions are part of the Trump administration’s broader efforts to punish China for its attempts to stifle political dissent in Hong Kong.

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Local Officials in China Hid Coronavirus Dangers From Beijing, U.S. Agencies Find

A new U.S. intelligence report says top officials in Beijing were in the dark in early January on the true dangers of the virus. That could affect U.S. policy on China.

#central-intelligence-agency, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeland-security-department, #pompeo-mike, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china, #xi-jinping

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Cai Xia Was A Communist Party Insider in China. Then She Denounced Xi.

“At last I’ve regained my freedom,” Cai Xia, a fierce government critic, said after her expulsion from the party whose officials she once taught.

#cai-xia, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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U.S. Tries to Bolster Taiwan’s Status, Short of Recognizing Sovereignty

President Trump prefers a robust relationship with authoritarian China to one with democratic Taiwan. But other American officials aim to strengthen U.S.-Taiwan ties.

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China Tones Down ‘Hotheaded’ Nationalism as Relations With U.S. Sink

Beijing is dialing down its belligerence to avoid provocative moves that might give President Trump more opportunities to attack ahead of the November election.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #global-times, #hu-xijin, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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Inside Jimmy Lai’s Apple Daily During Hong Kong’s Media Crackdown

Apple Daily, a pro-democracy paper known for celebrity gossip and hard-hitting investigations, has become a target in Beijing’s new national security law in Hong Kong.

#apple-daily, #communist-party-of-china, #computer-security, #hong-kong, #lai-jimmy, #media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #newspapers, #next-digital-ltd

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Luxury Homes Tie Chinese Communist Elite to Hong Kong’s Fate

Three top leaders of China’s Communist Party have relatives who own assets in Hong Kong, including more than $51 million in luxury real estate, a New York Times investigation shows.

#china, #chinese-peoples-political-consultative-conference, #communist-party-of-china, #hong-kong, #li-zhanshu-1950, #politics-and-government, #qi-qiaoqiao, #xi-jinping

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