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R.I.P. Jin Yong — beloved martial arts novelist and newspaper editor

Jīn Yōng 金庸, author of 15 martial arts novels, and editor and publisher of the Hong Kong…

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The Swiss robots are coming to Shanghai

ABB is a Swedish-Swiss, Fortune 500 engineering company, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric grids, and a leading maker…

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A photo crying out for a caption, and the death of Peking University

There are two truisms about political events in China: You only know something really happened when the government denies it. When…

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China denies it spied on Trump’s iPhone, jokingly suggests he use a Huawei handset instead

President Trump, like previous American presidents, uses multiple phones for security reasons: these include a secure landline…

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Trade war, day 112: U.S. refuses to negotiate before China shows its hand

As has been the case for about two months now, despite a glimmer…

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Japan Inc. arrives in Beijing

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Beijing today for a three-day state visit. On Tuesday, I…

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State media plays down Abe’s visit, plays up reform

Xinhua News Agency features a few stories about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Beijing on its

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The markets and the advance of the state

It’s worth contrasting state media’s drumbeat of “reform and opening up” with this cartoon from exiled satirist Rebel Pepper,…

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Xinjiang: A homestay program for forced cultural assimilation

Yesterday, there were two well-documented new reports about the internment camps and other abuses being perpetrated in Xinjiang: Ben…

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Cuffs, cattle prods, and Chinese textbooks in Xinjiang

Ben Dooley of Agence France-Presse has a new report on the internment camps in Xinjiang, which begins like…

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Misbehaving CCTV journalist charged with assault

China’s central state broadcaster CCTV aka CGTN has an employee in London named Kǒng Línlín 孔琳琳, who has been…

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Something sour at Yili milk

“State-owned Chinese dairy company Yili Group publicly accused its former president, Zhèng Jūnhuái 郑俊怀, of embezzling public funds and…

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Trade war, day 111: Companies buckle up for supply chain shifts

Bloomberg listened in to the recent earnings calls of a dozen Western companies that have supply chains in China….

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Medical tourism naturally leads to…medical disputes!

Last year, about 100,000 Chinese nationals went to South Korea for medical procedures, mostly to treat cancer, and for…

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A funny film, and a leading Chinese thinker in D.C.

Upcoming events in D.C., Los Angeles, and New York. Feel free to send me info (at [email protected]) about…

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