Links for Thursday, August 20, 2020

Notable China news from around the web.

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More important China news and analysis from around the web:

How to teach China this fall” is a series of proposals by a group of college professors in the U.S., published today in ChinaFile. The memo comes a day after the Wall Street Journal reported that some Chinese politics classes would begin to institute blind grading and other measures to ensure that students can speak their minds without being targeted by the national security law in Hong Kong. Per the memo:

The general spirit of our recommendations is that we must continue to teach China as rigorously as before, and we also need to be more thoughtful as a community in managing risks and protecting data security for students and instructors.

“China’s debt problem is mainly a local one,” writes MacroPolo in its interactive “Debt Hangover” map. “This map shows the extent to which local government financing vehicle (LGFV) debt has put a drag on regional GDP. All 31 regions and provinces are ranked based on LGFV debt’s drag on the economy.”

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