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The latest grim news from Xinjiang

Darren Byler writes on SupChina that “Uyghur ‘patriotism’ in China’s Xinjiang region…

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Yesterday’s stray dog, today’s guard dog

Scholar Geremie Barmé’s China Heritage website has posted a translation of a…

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Chinese don’t fight Chinese, but they might invade your island

On New Year’s Day, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文 Cài Yīngwén) gave a speech (English,

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Trade war, day 181: Lighthizer may push for more tariffs

There is not much news in the U.S.-China trade war since last Friday, when we highlighted…

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A death in Kandahar

As we note in our Red Paper, in 2019 we will be closely following the Baloch Liberation…

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Indian army to adopt ‘offensive posture’ on Himalayan border

In the Hindustan Times, Kunal Singh says that “India has a new military strategy against…

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Trade war, day 175: Qualitative measures and detained Canadians

The slow news cycle of the festive season continues, interrupted by bits and pieces of news about the trade…

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Indonesia and the Xinjiang internment camps

In “Elite maneuvering, the Uyghur crisis, and Indonesian politics,” Tom Pepinsky annotates a…

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Three students killed in explosion at Beijing Jiaotong University lab

A chemical explosion on campus at Beijing Jiaotong University killed three students, the Beijing News reports (in Chinese)….

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Christmas with the Party

This year, the Communist Party celebrated Christmas with a traditional ritual: locking people up in the last week of…

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Trade war, day 168: Fresh accusations of stolen technology, but no sanctions (yet)

The U.S. Justice Department has, for the fourth time in three months, unveiled a significant indictment (

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Belt and Road and military jets in Pakistan

The New York Times has a scoop: Since Trump announced (via Twitter, of course) on January 1…

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China’s gender gap is getting worse

Caixin reports that in the 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Gender Gap report, China fell to 103rd…

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Trade war, day 167: Face-to-face talks scheduled for January

Steven Mnuchin, the U.S. Treasury Secretary who is reportedly not leading U.S.-China trade talks but joined U.S. Trade Representative…

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Canada ‘trying to buy time’ as third citizen detained in China

The Toronto Star reports (porous paywall) that a third Canadian in China…

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