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Trade war, day 160: Is Beijing softening Made in China 2025?

Since March, when the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its “Section 301” report on Chinese trade practices,…

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Trade war, day 159: Lighthizer-Liu negotiations proceed, but ‘major broadside’ being planned in Washington

Despite Beijing’s fury over the arrest of Huawei CFO Mèng Wǎnzhōu, the remaining 80 of the

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Trade war, day 154: Shocking arrest of Huawei CFO

In The shocking arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada on…

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Spying on the Uyghurs

“Spying on the Uyghurs: A first-person account from a Han Chinese student” is the title of a…

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Marriott hack — was it China?

Reuters reports that the Marriott hotel group “said last week that a…

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Open letter in support of New Zealand scholar

Scholars and China specialists around the world have signed an open letter…

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The shocking arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada: ZTE redux — or worse?

The timing of the arrest and extradition request is rich. While the law enforcement action against Huawei has been…

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Trade war, day 153: China affirms ‘very successful’ trade meeting

After Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to a vague tariff cease-fire…

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‘As if you’ve spent your whole life in prison’: Starving and subdued in Xinjiang detention centers

When Chinese state authorities prepared to release Gulbahar Jelil, an ethnic Uyghur woman born and raised in Kazakhstan,…

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State media today: The Global Times snarls about Xinjiang

All central state media today highlight the arrival of general secretary Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 in Portugal “for…

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Trade war, day 147: This indecision’s bugging me

The indecision from the White House continues. Preparing to depart for Argentina, where he will meet with…

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Trade war, day 146: Talking over Trump on trade

Following the publication of Trump’s tough-talking Wall Street Journal interview — variously…

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Trade war, day 145: Trump talks up his tariffs

The already low expectations for any resolution of the U.S.-China trade crisis when Trump and Xi meet…

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Taiwan’s political landscape changes overnight

On Saturday, the people of Taiwan headed to the polls to cast ballots for nearly 11,000…

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Balochistan Liberation Army attacks Chinese consulate in Pakistan

“Three suicide attackers stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi amid a series of gunshots and…

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