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Exclusive: China on the offensive about Xinjiang — raises issue at U.N.

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York Today at the United Nations Security Council in New York, the situation of…

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Meng Wanzhou back to court, and not for the last time

The other side of U.S.-China trade tensions, of course, is technology tensions. That Washington identified this as a core concern…

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Trump attacks China, defends religious freedom, totally ignores Uyghurs

Before he began swatting at the Democratic Party’s impeachment inquiry earlier today, President Donald Trump was at the United Nations General…

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Hands That Feed

At a time when ethno-authoritarianism is on the rise across the globe, often aided by new technology, the idea that…

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A bald-faced lie from New Zealand’s biggest Chinese newspaper

Established in 1863, the New Zealand Herald has the highest circulation of any newspaper in the country. In 2015, the…

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Video: Uyghur prisoners shaved, shackled, and blindfolded

More grim news for Muslims in China. The image above is from a video widely circulated on social media on the weekend that appears…

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Independence activist Su Beng dies at 100, believing until the end that ‘Taiwan people need to persevere’

Revered Taiwan independence activist and trusted adviser to Tsai Ing-wen, Su Beng, passed away on Friday at the age of…

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First, the Solomon Islands, next, Kiribati?

After the Solomon Islands broke ties with Taiwan on September 16, there was widespread speculation that it could lead other, smaller Pacific…

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Patriotic ‘flash mob’ gears up for 70th anniversary

In the last two years, both Donald Trump and Chinese state media have adopted the term fake news as a term of…

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The Quantified Country

China is the quantified country. It has long constructed metrics and set targets, tying numbers into both the engineering of…

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The ‘debt-trap diplomacy’ debate: Are China’s loans predatory?

China has poured mountains of cash into infrastructure projects abroad, leading smaller countries to worry about exploitation. But while there…

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Eight PR firms decline to work with Hong Kong government

Has the Hong Kong government damaged its image beyond repair? Public relations firms — professional image-repairers — seem to think…

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What to do when you get tear gassed in Hong Kong

Photo: Kin Cheung, AP In media industry jargon, “service journalism” refers to useful information provided to make the reader’s daily life…

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Hongkongers write their own anthem, ‘Glory to Hong Kong’

It’s no secret that many Hongkongers, especially young people, are no fans of the Chinese national anthem. The proposal of…

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China Daily conflates Hong Kong protests with 9-11 terrorist attack

China Daily Hong Kong posted a shocking photo on Facebook of the World Trade Center in New York in flames on…

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