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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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Transgender Day of Remembrance in China, and an alarming report

Yesterday, November 20, was the Day of Transgender Remembrance. The day was first marked in 1999 to memorialize the…

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What’s next for China in Zimbabwe — and the rest of Africa?

China on November 21 blamed ongoing speculation that China had something to do with the bloodless coup in Zimbabwe on…

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China and Pakistan negotiate Belt and Road disagreements

“The Belt and Road seems to be faltering in its conceptual financial stage,” said financial writer Peter Guy…

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Chinese dating coaches educate you on how to win women’s hearts

The New York Times has a story (paywall) about the emergence of dating schools across the country, which offer…

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China pushes a peace plan for Rohingya refugee crisis

On November 19, China proposed a three-step process for resolving the refugee crisis of 600,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing from…

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Chinese smartphone makers look beyond ‘saturated’ China market

Two of China’s largest smartphone companies are staking out new claims abroad, where they see greater growth opportunity than…

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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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Tragic suicide of a 10-year-old girl stirs discussions about school pressure

What’s on Weibo reports that a 10-year-old girl from Jiangsu province committed suicide this week by pesticide poisoning at…

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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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More on China and Zimbabwe

Speculation continues that China may have had a hand in — or at least approved — the gentle coup…

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Can EV demand meet supply in China?

Stories of massive change — or, if you insist, disruption — in the Chinese auto market: Toyota is piling onto the…

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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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Austrian village, but in China

The New York Times has a 360 video (paywall) that shows you around a Chinese village with an…

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No one wants to criticize China on the South China Sea anymore

U.S. President Donald Trump used his Twitter megaphone to declare on November 15 that “our great country…

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