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Swedish ambassador to China under investigation after bizarre incident recounted by Angela Gui

Swedish citizen and seller of books that Chinese leader Xi Jinping doesn’t like, Guì Mǐnhǎi 桂敏海, was…

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Taiwan’s indigenous are still seeking justice on the democratic side of the Taiwan Strait

Last month, 31 indigenous representatives signed an open letter condemning the “hegemony” of Xi Jinping — but don’t…

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Ankara to Beijing: Xinjiang is ‘a great shame for humanity’

Image: From recent protest in Brussels against China’s re-education camps for Uyghurs (AFP) The government of Turkey has strongly condemned…

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Will the trade war ever end? Potential late March Trump-Xi meeting would likely extend talks

A photo of trade talks in Beijing…

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Australia’s foreign influence pushback gets personal as Chinese lobbyist denied re-entry

Pictured: Huang Xiangmo with former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull For the past two years, Australia has…

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The future of Uyghur cultural — and halal — life in the Year of the Pig

Top: Uyghur children dressed in Han cultural clothing celebrating the year of the pig in…

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Pacific Reset, day 211: With Trump, trade deficit returns to the forefront of negotiations

Yesterday, we noted that with the tweeter-in-chief’s signal that he is willing to meet directly with Xi Jinping at…

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Don’t hold your breath for a deal — Pacific Reset, day 209

U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese vice premier Liú Hè 刘鹤 are finally in the same room. These…

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The Pacific Reset: Day 208 — an ‘unreasonable crackdown’ and ‘smear’ on Chinese companies

Since early July, we’ve been following the U.S.-China trade war with close attention, and have dated the official…

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Conditions are worsening for foreign journalists in China

Last year, foreign journalists in China saw the greatest level…

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Trudeau fires Canadian ambassador to China while U.S. unveils criminal charges against Huawei

The breaking news of the day is that U.S. Department of Justice has levied criminal charges against Huawei, accusing…

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Venezuela-China, explained: How will Venezuela’s political crisis affect China?

This is the fourth of a four-part series spotlighting the Venezuela-China relationship. Part One: China’s choice to penetrate the…

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Huawei’s problem of being too ‘Chinese’

China’s biggest telecom company can attribute much of its success — and most of its…

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Chinese-Australian writer gets disappeared in Guangdong

Correction: The Garnaut essay linked below is from 2011, the previous time Yang was nabbed by the authorities. It’s…

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Trade war, day 201: U.S. cancels lower-level trade talks ahead of Liu He visit

Photo: Tom Brenner, New York Times Next week, on January 30-31, vice premier Liú Hè 刘鹤 will visit…

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