Xi Jinping Tells a Muted Hong Kong That Political Power Is for Patriots

The Chinese leader’s first visit to the former British colony since a sweeping crackdown was a declaration of victory, an assertion of power and a warning to critics.

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Xi Jinping, China’s Leader, Visits Hong Kong, Cautiously

Before Xi Jinping’s tightly controlled appearance, Hong Kong sent officials, diplomats and others to hotels for days of isolation and Covid tests.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #xi-jinping

For Its Next Zero Covid Chapter, China Turns to Mass Testing

Residents in many cities must show negative P.C.R. tests to go shopping or use public services. The policy may hamper efforts to revive the economy.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #xi-jinping

As China Rattles Sabers, Taiwan Asks: Are We Ready for War?

Ukraine’s stubborn resistance to invasion, and the help that has poured in as a result, has both inspired Taiwan and made it rethink its own military strategy.

#arms-trade, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #taiwan, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

Shanghai’s Chaotic Lockdown Punctured the Chinese Dream

Recovering from this breach of public trust won’t be easy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #xi-jinping

Why China Is Miles Ahead in a Pacific Race for Influence

To many observers, the South Pacific today reveals what American decline looks like. Even as Washington tries to step up its game, it is still far behind, mistaking speeches for impact and interest for influence.

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China Orders Investigation Into Children’s Textbooks

The discovery of what some viewed as disturbing illustrations in books for elementary school students set off a national furor.

#china, #mathematics, #textbooks, #xi-jinping

China Is Not the Biggest Threat to the World Order. It’s Russia.

Biden’s administration is wrong to label China as our main strategic threat.

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U.N. Human Rights Chief Tempers Criticism at End of China Trip

Rights groups and overseas Uyghurs had called for vociferous condemnation of China’s policies toward minorities in the country’s far West. They were highly disappointed.

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China Spins U.N. Human Rights Chief’s Visit as Propaganda

Michelle Bachelet’s tour includes Xinjiang, where China has been accused of genocide. The terms of her visit are unclear, and critics say Beijing is using her for propaganda.

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Biden Vows to Defend Taiwan, But China Has The Upper Hand

Biden pledges to defend Taiwan against China but U.S. is outgunned

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On Taiwan, Biden Should Find His Inner Truman

Biden’s astute pledge to defend the island democracy was no gaffe. 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

Russia and China Held Military Exercise in East Asia as Biden Visited

The coordinated bomber flights were the first such activity the two nations had done together since President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia ordered the invasion of Ukraine.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #east-asia, #india, #international-relations, #japan, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

Chinese Hackers Tried to Steal Russian Defense Data, Report Says

The campaign detailed by a cybersecurity firm highlights Beijing’s increasingly sophisticated tactics to spy on an array of targets, including countries it considers friends.

#check-point-software-technologies-ltd, #china, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #moscow-russia, #putin-vladimir-v, #rostec-corp, #russia, #xi-jinping

The World Tries to Move Beyond Covid. China May Stand in the Way.

Xi Jinping has redoubled his country’s efforts to control the virus, even as a growing number of leaders call on Beijing to change course.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

China Is the Next Worry as Food Prices Soar

Ukraine’s wheat exports have been mostly halted since Russia’s invasion, while drought has damaged crops in India and the United States. China’s upcoming harvest is another concern.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #food-insecurity, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #supply-chain, #wheat, #xi-jinping

Taiwan Pivots From ‘Zero Covid’ as Beijing Doubles Down

The government’s shift reflects a recognition that stringent pandemic measures were stifling economic activity and eroding the island’s international competitiveness.

#beijing-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #taiwan, #xi-jinping

Inside China’s Zero-Covid Fortress, Xi Admits No Doubts

As the lockdown of Shanghai and outbreaks in Beijing and elsewhere batter the economy, China’s leader keeps a distance from the politically charged issue.

#beijing-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #shanghai-china, #xi-jinping

China sets an economic stimulus plan to offset Covid lockdowns.

As new cases of the coronavirus crop up in Beijing, China’s leaders are offering nationwide subsidies to businesses, and two large cities are subsidizing consumers.

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China’s Covid Lockdown Outrage Tests Limits of Propaganda

Public anger and grief over the bungled lockdown in Shanghai is creating a credibility crisis for the country’s leader, Xi Jinping, and his zero Covid policies.

#beijing-china, #censorship, #china, #china-central-television, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #li-wenliang, #news-and-news-media, #propaganda, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #weibo-corporation, #xi-jinping

Shanghai’s Low Covid Death Toll Revives Questions About China’s Numbers

The country’s largest city has recorded just 17 Covid deaths, despite surging cases. How China defines a Covid death may be part of the reason.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #hong-kong, #hu-xijin, #shanghai-china, #xi-jinping

China doubles down on coal

Choices being made about energy in the country right now will have profound implications for the climate crisis.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #south-georgia-island, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

China and Russia Are Giving Authoritarianism a Bad Name

Moscow overreached on Ukraine and Beijing on Covid, and now they’re paying for their hubris.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

Faced With a Changed Europe, China Sticks to an Old Script

Europe was viewed as lacking the power and the will to contest China’s rise. But now, a harder line toward Russia has implications for Beijing.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #xi-jinping

Are China and the United States on a Collision Course to War?

Kevin Rudd’s “The Avoidable War” examines the possibilities of a disaster and the ways China and America can avert it.

#australia, #books-and-literature, #china, #rudd-kevin, #taiwan, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

China’s ‘Zero-Covid’ Mess Proves Autocracy Hurts Everyone

The fear in China is that the strict coronavirus policy has become another Mao-style political campaign with devastating effects.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #mao-zedong, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #shortages, #tests-medical, #xi-jinping

China Sets Aside Push to Spread Wealth in Pivotal Year for Xi

Xi Jinping’s rhetoric about redistributing wealth was aimed partly at drumming up public support. But it unnerved entrepreneurs and posed a drag on growth.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #davos-switzerland, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #income-inequality, #liu-he-1952, #shanghai-china, #ukraine, #xi-jinping

China’s Echoes of Russia’s Alternate Reality Intensify Around the World

China’s officials and state media are increasingly parroting Russian propaganda organs on the war in Ukraine, undercutting U.S. and European diplomatic efforts, even after the killings in Bucha.

#china, #china-central-television, #china-daily, #conspiracy-theories, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

Globalization Is Over. The Global Culture Wars Have Begun.

We’re entering the age of red world versus blue world.

#china, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-values-survey, #xi-jinping

Shanghai’s Covid Lockdown Poses Test to China’s Leadership

Residents in Shanghai, China’s most populous and cosmopolitan city, have responded to the government’s pursuit of zero Covid with a rare outpouring of criticism.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #global-times, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #xi-jinping, #zhang-wenhong-1969

Bristling Against the West, China Rallies Domestic Sympathy for Russia

China’s Communist Party is mounting an ideological campaign aimed at officials and students. The message: The country will not turn its back on Russia.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #documentary-films-and-programs, #gorbachev-mikhail-s, #liberation-army-daily, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stalin-joseph, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

A Flight Over China in Clear Skies, Followed by a Nosedive

Investigators face a formidable challenge in figuring out why China Eastern Flight 5735 crashed on March 21.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #china, #guangxi-china, #pilots, #xi-jinping

Covid, Russia and Economy Put the ‘China Model’ to the Test

With China’s prosperity and global standing seemingly at risk, some are wondering — aloud — whether the country is on the wrong track.

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Covid, Russia and Economy Put the ‘China Model’ to the Test

With China’s prosperity and global standing seemingly at risk, some are wondering — aloud — whether the country is on the wrong track.

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China’s Push to Isolate Taiwan Demands U.S. Action, Report Says

Chinese officials are ramping up a campaign to force United Nations agencies, governments, companies and even schools to say Taiwan is a part of China.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #german-marshall-fund-of-the-united-states, #international-relations, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #taiwan, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #world-health-organization, #xi-jinping

How Will the Ukraine War End?

The Russian invasion has essentially stalled. Will it end in a peaceful resolution or something far more terrible?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #debatable, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #nuclear-weapons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #xi-jinping, #zelensky-volodymyr

China Finds 1 Black Box From Plane Crash as Rain Hinders Search

Officials have revealed few details about the China Eastern Airlines flight that went down Monday, with the government moving quickly to control the information flow and emphasize the positive.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #censorship, #china, #china-eastern-airlines, #communist-party-of-china, #xi-jinping

Xi, Putin and Trump: The Strongmen Follies

This is what happens when a leader wants to be the president for life.

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Ukraine War and Pandemic Force Nations to Retreat From Globalization

Conflicts among the U.S., Russia and China — and endless Covid-19 outbreaks — strain the interdependent economy and Western ideas of post-Cold War stability.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

China Takes a Back Seat in International Diplomacy Over Ukraine

Despite its economic and military might and close ties to Russia, China has balked at trying to press Vladimir Putin to stop the fighting.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #group-of-twenty, #putin-vladimir-v, #qin-gang-1966, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

China Eastern Jet’s Steep Plunge Suggests Little Chance of Survival

Search workers recovered identity cards, cellphones and purses from the crash of the Boeing plane that carried more than 130 people. But no survivors have been found.

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After Boeing Plane Crash in China, a Desperate Hunt for Survivors

The plane that crashed in a mountainous area of southern China was carrying 132 people, and rescuers who went to the crash site faced harsh conditions.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #china, #china-eastern-airlines, #guangxi-china, #guangzhou-china, #xi-jinping

As Omicron Surges and Economy Suffers, China Tweaks ‘Zero Covid’

Beijing is fine-tuning its virus response playbook to try to limit the cost of restrictions. But its goal of eliminating all infections could make that difficult.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization, #xi-jinping

In Rare Rebuke, Chinese Denounce Russia’s War in Ukraine

A persistent minority of Chinese scholars, journalists and citizens is warning Beijing against the risks of supporting the invasion of Ukraine.

#china, #odessa-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shanghai-china, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

Biden Will Punish China if It Gives Military Aid to Russia, Blinken Says

President Biden plans to talk on Friday with Xi Jinping, who has a close partnership with Vladimir V. Putin and supports him in the Ukraine war.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

China’s Xin Jin Ping Can’t Invent His Own Reality

Covid is becoming China’s equivalent of Ukraine.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vaccination-and-immunization, #xi-jinping

China Sees at Least One Winner Emerging From Ukraine War: China

The country’s leaders think it can shield itself from economic and diplomatic fallout and eventually be seen as a pillar of stability.

#china, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

Russia Asked China for Military and Economic Aid for Ukraine War, U.S. Officials Say

Jake Sullivan, the U.S. national security adviser, plans to meet with a top Chinese official on Monday in Rome to discuss the war and China’s role.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

Ukraine War Ushers In ‘New Era’ for Biden and U.S. Abroad

President Biden is rethinking relationships with allies as well as rivals — including China, Iran and Venezuela — to counter President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #europe, #global-warming, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #september-11-2001, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

Vladimir Putin Has Revived ‘The West.’ Is That a Good Thing?

A clash of civilizations is never a good idea.

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