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Xenophobia and Hong Kong independence

Andy Chan Ho-tin 陈浩天, founder of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party, gave a speech…

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Propaganda about Xinjiang re-education camps

On Monday, China said there were “no such thing as re-education…

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Trade war, day 41: China undecided on next move?

On day 29 of the U.S.-China trade war (covered on SupChina Access), when China responded to…

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Trade war, day 40: ‘Zero-sum’ is the word

For at least half a year now, China has regularly warned Donald Trump against taking a zero-sum…

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Xinjiang in the spotlight at forthcoming UN hearing

Today, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Geneva time (4 a.m. – 7 a.m. EST, or starting 4 p.m….

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Reddit blocked in China

The “front page of the internet” becomes latest site to fall behind the Great Firewall.  

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Are China-Russia ties a serious threat to American interests?

Jamil Anderlini of the Financial Times says (paywall) that…

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More on peak Xi

A week ago in this newsletter, I wondered if a critical essay about Xi Jinping that was circulated…

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Trade war, day 35: Beijing tries to limit backlash from Washington

A day after the latest move from the U.S. to raise…

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Trade war, day 34: Next $16 billion in tariffs scheduled, and an impending stalemate?

Thirty-four days ago, the U.S. officially began taxing $34 billion in Chinese imports — and China immediately responded with…

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Blood pressure drug recalls — an update on Valsartan

In our Access members newsletter (paywall) yesterday, we covered the…

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Trade war, day 33: China threatens Apple could be ‘bargaining chip’

In our report for SupChina Access members on

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China’s wave-riding hypersonic weapon

CNN, Quartz, and the

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Peak Xi Jinping? Two essays, six years apart, offer perspective on Chinese president

In 2012, Deng Yuwen 邓聿文, commentary writer and deputy editor of the Central Party School’s journal, Study…

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Trade war, day 28: China to Trump: ‘Calm down.’

On day 27 of the U.S.-China trade war, we…

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