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The splinternet starts here

Earlier this week, the Nikkei Asian Review reported: Taiwan is…

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Uyghurs don’t need to be saved. Their stories need to be mainstreamed

Poets — and the musicians who perform their lyrics — are at the forefront of…

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A second Tsinghua University professor is investigated — but this time, for not teaching Marxism ‘correctly’

A picture of a Tsinghua University Marxism department meeting from 2017. The

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The day in Sino-American hostilities

Exactly 265 days ago, the Trump administration imposed large-scale tariffs on China,…

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China admits canola oil block is connected to Huawei

“China is not even trying to conceal the retaliatory aspect” of its recent blocking of Canadian canola…

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A testament to failed compromise: The KMT museums of Guangzhou

The district of Yuexiu in Guangzhou is a diorama of the early history of the CCP and…

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Word battles between China and the U.S.

The latest exchanges in the ongoing war of words between China and the United States: “Irresponsible” is what China’s foreign…

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1.5 million Muslims are in China’s camps — scholar

Adrian Zenz is a researcher at the European School of Culture and Theology in Korntal, Germany. Last year, he…

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European Union joins the Huawei fray, without mentioning its name

The South China Morning Post reports: The European Union is urging its leaders to take a tougher stand…

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Students at China’s top university administered ‘political loyalty’ surveys

Very strongly support, strongly support, not sure, strongly…

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China’s intellectual dark web and its most active fanatic

Liu Zhongjing, with his philosophy called “Auntology,” built a name for himself by espousing aggressively anti-leftist and…

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To earn points on China’s little red app, I downloaded a cheat tool from GitHub

It’s only been less than two months since the release…

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Huawei v. The United States of America

Gerry Shih of the Washington Post reports that Huawei today announced “it has sued the U.S. government…

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Chinese state media editorials, written by no one ever

What happens when you find your name attached to an editorial you didn’t write, expressing an opinion…

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Farewell, Air Moving Device, we hardly knew ye

Air Moving Device is a Twitter account that has posted, for the last year…

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