Links for Monday, August 17, 2020

Notable China news from around the web.

WHAT WE’RE READING:

More important China news and analysis from around the web:

In the Wall Street Journal (paywall), Jeremy Page and Lingling Wei write: “Local leaders in Wuhan, consumed with domestic politics, did an end run around the Western-educated virologist whose agency was supposed to contain new contagious diseases.”

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IN OTHER NEWS:

BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY:

With rumors and misinformation about TikTok proliferating in Washington and in the media, let us set the record straight. TikTok is not available in China. Its U.S. user data is stored in Virginia with a back-up in Singapore and strict controls on employee access. TikTok has never provided any U.S. user data to the Chinese government, nor would it do so if asked. Any insinuation to the contrary is unfounded and blatantly false.

SCIENCE, HEALTH, AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

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SOCIETY AND CULTURE: