Politics & Current Affairs

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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U.S. to register Chinese journalists as foreign agents?

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, an advisory body to the U.S. Congress, submitted its

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From Nepal to Indonesia, few signs of progress for Belt and Road

Some Belt and Road projects have been canceled or have stalled recently, raising questions about the future…

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South Korea swings closer to Beijing

Since an unexpected détente between Beijing and Seoul at the end of October, South Korea has continued…

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Trump, no longer near his object of infatuation, to ramp up pressure on trade?

Donald Trump left Beijing for Vietnam on November 10, leaving in his wake a flurry of propaganda and…

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An optimistic take on U.S.-China climate change cooperation

On the subject of climate change and U.S.-China relations, the dominant media narrative is, by far, that “

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Philippines backed down after standoff in Spratlys with China – China’s latest political and current affairs news

Rappler reports that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte overrode his country’s military’s decision to build facilities for fisherman on…

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What’s China have to do with Maldives? – China’s latest political and current affairs news

Here is some news from far outside Beijing, where Donald Trump will arrive on November 8 for a state…

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Trump to ‘rejoice in grandiosity’ in Beijing, but will a hawkish turn follow? – China’s latest political and current affairs news

Donald Trump is set to arrive in Beijing on November 8 after he stops in Japan and South…

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Will China dominate Eurasia, supplanting Russia? – China’s latest political and current affairs news

It is really still too early to tell where China’s Belt and Road Initiative may lead, and part…

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What happened at China’s 19th Party Congress – China’s latest political and current affairs news

We are now two weeks out from the conclusion of the 19th Party Congress, and the Party’s propaganda…

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China upgrades its carrier and pushes its ocean claims – China’s latest political and current affairs news

China has made a “breakthrough” in its naval jet launch system, enhancing the efficiency of the Type 002, the…

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Trump heads to Asia with an unclear strategy on China – China’s latest political and current affairs news

U.S. President Donald Trump is preparing for the most consequential foreign trip of his presidency, a 12-day tour…

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After the 19th Party Congress: Promotions, anti-corruption, and a scramble to research Xi Jinping Thought – China’s latest political and current affairs news

Here is a rundown of the major developments in Chinese politics since the closing of the 19th Party…

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China’s leadership scraps internal polls after ‘vote buying’ – China’s latest political and current affairs news

A detailed October 26 article (in Chinese) on central state media Xinhua (shorter English version here) has…

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