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The future of affirmative action and Chinese-American applications to elite universities

Are more Chinese Americans about to gain admission to elite universities in the U.S.? Here’s what you…

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China’s alleged supply chain hack: Explaining the controversy around Bloomberg’s ‘Big Hack’ reporting

The smoking gun may be out there, or Bloomberg may be chasing ghosts. Either way, the damage…

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Chinese ambassador Cui Tiankai throws shade at Trump in Fox News interview

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Cui Tiankai 崔天凯, China’s ambassador in Washington, gave an interview to…

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Long read: A Chinese spy and the Canadians arrested for spying in Dandong

“For years, China has systematically looted American trade secrets. Here’s the…

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Trade war, day 98: Trump and Xi to meet at end of November

Both American and Chinese stock markets plummeted today, and worries about the U.S.-China trade war was one of the…

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Chengdu to Lhasa by train — state media today

Xinhua News Agency’s Chinese website today leads with an

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Hong Kong free speech: ‘The red line has been clearly drawn’

Last Friday, I said that press freedom in Hong Kong died, with the expulsion of Financial Times journalist Victor…

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Trade war, day 97: U.S. Treasury tightens investment oversight, warns against yuan devaluation

The U.S. Treasury Department took two actions today that dialed up the financial stakes of the U.S.-China trade war. …

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Chinese spy extradited from Belgium, faces aviation espionage charges in the U.S.

In an unprecedented case, a Chinese intelligence official has been arrested in the United States and will…

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Trade war, day 96: Trump says ‘sure, absolutely’ to more tariffs, as any talks through end of 2018 are thrown into doubt

The U.S.-China trade war barrels on towards day 100, with no end in sight. Two big updates…

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Interpol and the future for Chinese representation in global bodies

Last Friday, October 5, the head of Interpol, the international criminal police organization, was…

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State media today: still snoozing

It’s still holiday time at central state media organizations in Beijing, so the top stories are mostly recycled pabulum. Xinhua…

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Cui Tiankai denies existence of camps in Xinjiang

Cuī Tiānkǎi 崔天凯, China’s ambassador in Washington, gave an interview to NPR yesterday. Most of the speech seemed quite…

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Did China successfully hack hardware at the CIA, Apple, Amazon, and nearly 30 major American companies?

If this bombshell report in Bloomberg Businessweek (porous paywall) is true, then China has pulled off a…

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Pence’s speech on China

The White House has published a transcript of Vice President Mike Pence’s speech. Below are his key…

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