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Hong Kong: The propaganda is working

The BBC reports that “squads of riot police” arrived at the Hong Kong International Airport shortly before midnight local time…

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The impossible politics of doing business in ‘China’

The Taiwanese fruit tea chain Yifang recently found itself battered by — successively — mainland Chinese internet…

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Words that Xi Jinping popularized in 2019

On Friday, Xinhua News Agency’s top stories in English and Chinese are a return to one of the regular themes of…

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Beijing sees ‘signs of terrorism’ as Hong Kong airport shuts down

It’s been a relatively quiet news day in most of China today, but not in Hong Kong, where the…

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Beijing bans Cathay Pacific flight crew who protest

On Friday, Beijing revealed a new strategy to sanction people and companies that participate in protests: “Beijing has ordered…

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Beijing blames Hong Kong protests on American ‘black hands’

In the People’s Republic, the people are always happy. So when…

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Hope for Hong Kong? Depends who you ask

On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Chinese government’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office gave a press conference where…

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Uyghur love in a time of interethnic marriage

Since 2018, there has been a notable rise in articles promoting marriage between Han men and Uyghur…

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‘Play with fire, you’ll get burned’ — a warning to Hong Kong

Yáng Guāng 杨光, a spokesperson for the Chinese government’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, gave a press conference…

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Hong Kong strikes escalate into city-wide clashes

In Hong Kong on Monday, widespread strikes brought the usually bustling city to a relative halt, with 11 rail…

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Beijing finds a common strategy on trade frictions and Hong Kong: Blame the U.S.

If you are following U.S.-China relations or the Hong Kong protests closely, we would recommend reading two Foreign…

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Beijing makes clear it is trying to punish Taiwan’s DPP

Image: Jerome Favre (Bloomberg/Getty Images) When Beijing unexpectedly announced two days ago that it would stop issuing individual…

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Beijing threatens, with video, that it could quash Hong Kong protests

A propaganda video debuted at a reception in Hong Kong for the 92nd anniversary of the establishment of the People’s…

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A campus divided: Hong Kong University students spar over city’s future

“Opportunities for friendly interactions are shrinking. I don’t want them to completely vanish.”  

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Beijing forces restaurants to remove Arabic script

Beijing is reportedly targeting Arabic script on the city’s many…

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