News Roundups

China clamps down on internet lending

Reuters reports that “a top-level body comprising government entities that include the central bank and the banking regulator” has…

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A cyber czar falls to earth

Lu Wei 鲁炜 is a propaganda official who headed up the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) from 2013 to…

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Head transplant planned in China

Surgeons Ren Xiaoping 任晓平 of Harbin Medical University and his Italian colleague Sergio Canavero say they will soon announce…

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China’s plan to mine asteroids and planets

The People’s Daily has published an article (in Chinese) about the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology’s “blueprint” for…

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Recommendations for strict rules on Chinese investment in U.S.

Yesterday we noted one of the recommendations in the annual report of the U.S.-China Economic and…

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Chinese envoy heads to North Korea after Trump visit

The Global Times reports (in Chinese) that Song Tao 宋涛 — the head of the Communist Party’s  International…

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Amazon sells cloud unit to meet Chinese cybersecurity regulations

Reuters reports that Sinnet, Amazon’s China partner, will “buy the U.S. firm’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud…

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The Quad gets together again

Will the Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific dream last? The Trump administration has resuscitated the term Indo-Pacific — a description that…

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Did China just open its financial sector to foreign investment?

Historic opening of China’s financial sector? Shortly after Donald Trump left China, the New York Times says (paywall),…

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Sound and fury — two days in Beijing

An ‘incredible welcome ceremony’ for Trump but few results Donald Trump enjoyed his treatment in Beijing. He changed the main image…

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Trump in the China shop

Donald Trump goes to China U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania spent many hours in Beijing’s Forbidden…

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Former CIA station chief in Beijing on China – China’s latest top news

  Former CIA station chief in Beijing on China NPR has published an interview with Randy Phillips, a business…

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China in the Paradise Papers – China’s latest top news

China in the Paradise Papers UPDATE: This post has been changed to correct a mistake that listed relatives of…

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Ready for fighting and flattery – China’s latest top news

Xi Jinping: ‘Our army must be prepared to fight wars and win wars’ Xinhua News Agency’s top story today

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Trumpidation in China – China’s latest top news

Asia braces for Trump The White House confirms: “On November 8, President Trump will arrive in…

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