Links for Monday, August 10, 2020

Notable China news from around the web.

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More important China news and analysis from around the web:

Peter Hessler’s new essay in the New Yorker, titled “How China controlled the coronavirus,” is about much more than just that. Hessler, who is currently teaching English at Sichuan University, does address the intense lockdowns and the way that “very little was left to individual choice or responsibility,” but he focuses his essay on his connections with his students, both those he taught in the 1990s and those he teaches now.

Who will buy TikTok? And will Trump’s extortion work? Related stories to keep an eye on:

As U.S. and Taiwan celebrate a bond, China responds with screaming jets” is how the New York Times summarized the historic visit to Taiwan by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. No new policies were announced on the visit, but as we wrote last week, the new high-level contact between the U.S. and Taiwan could portend a big change in Washington’s Taiwan policy. Also see:

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