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Trade war news and Marco Rubio, the panda slugger’s panda slugger

Photo by Mike Segar, Reuters The fickle, feckless, foolish American stock markets have surged after the “U.S. and…

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A crisis is a terrible thing to waste

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published by The Carter Center, and republished on Brookings.edu on…

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Belt and Road interview: Scholar Dragan Pavlićević on BRI and China’s foreign policy

It’s been over five and a half years since Chinese President Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 first revealed the hugely ambitious…

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U.S.-China supply chains and innovation: The risks the Huawei hawks don’t understand

The ongoing drama with China’s largest and most innovative technology company, Huawei, illustrates how the narrative on innovation in…

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protestors

Hong Kong police in riot gear fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannons in skirmishes with protesters surrounding…

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Whispers of ‘Umbrella Movement II’ as protesters gather in Central, Hong Kong

Photo by Anthony Tao Demonstrators were back on the streets in Hong Kong on Tuesday night, with protests…

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‘Western Pacific’: U.S. messaging in the South China Sea includes recommitment to Taiwan

Washington, D.C., is signaling its commitment to the Western Pacific — a favored umbrella term for any part of…

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Scenes from Hong Kong’s anti-extradition protest

All images by Anthony Tao “No extradition to China, oppose evil law” — 返送中, 抗恶法 (fǎn sòng zhōng,…

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Hong Kong ‘not ready to give up’: Historic protest against extradition bill

Hong Kong people took to the streets on Sunday in mass protests to demonstrate against a proposed extradition…

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‘We are Filipinos, and we hate China’: China’s influence in the Philippines, and backlash against Tsinoys

The Chinese Filipinos of the Philippines have historically persisted through waves of discrimination. While the country takes…

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Is the Arabic-speaking world finally learning about Xinjiang?

A YouTuber named Joe HaTTab put out a 15-minute video in Arabic titled “Where…

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A memorial to Uyghur civil rights and the legacy of Tiananmen

Pictured: The Uyghur student activist Örkesh, better known in English-language media as Wu’er Kaixi, raises his arms…

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Tiananmen Square 30 years on: 30 essential stories about June 4, 1989

Photo by Jeff Widener, June 5, 1989 On the night of…

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Who is Liu Xin, the CGTN anchor who took on Fox’s Trish Regan?

Chinese state media anchor Liu Xin’s appearance on Trish Regan Primetime on the Fox Business Network on Wednesday evening…

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Memories of June Fourth leading up to its 30th anniversary

Some good reporting, essays, and reflections to read about the legacy of the 1989 Tiananmen protests, and the bloody…

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