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Update: Huawei and the Canadians behind bars in China

An update: Robert Schellenberg, the Canadian who was recently given the death…

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Trade war, day 194: Lighthizer doesn’t see ‘any progress,’ but will meet Liu He

We have now crossed into the second half of the 90-day negotiating period, and continue to…

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Huawei’s secretive founder addresses media for only third time in company history

Rén Zhèngfēi 任正非, the secretive founder of Huawei and father of its CFO, Mèng Wǎnzhōu 孟晚舟 — who was…

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Trade war, day 193: ‘I think that we are going to…do a deal with China’

Today, Trump again reiterated his optimism about reaching a trade deal with China.

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Venezuela-China, explained: The Belt and Road

This is the second of a four-part series, which will be published on Mondays this month, that spotlights the…

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Kim Jong-un ends fourth visit to China with Beijing’s support, eyes on second Trump meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continued to solidify his relationship with Xi Jinping in a

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Trade war, day 189: Chinese commerce ministry mum on details of negotiations

China’s commerce ministry has now also issued a statement (in Chinese) about…

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Chinese ambassador to Canada: Arresting Canadians is ‘self-defense’

Writing in the Hill Times, the Chinese ambassador to Canada, Lú Shāyě 卢沙野, clarifies…

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Kazakhs to leave, but who will speak for the Uyghurs?

NPR reports: China is letting more than 2,000 ethnic Kazakhs drop their Chinese…

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China, Taiwan, and a dearth of ideas

Did Xi Jinping, in a January 2 speech, misjudge the will of the Taiwanese for self-dependence —…

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‘Deers’ vs. ‘Horses’: Old and new Marxist groups wage ideological battle at Peking University

One Marxist student group is backed by the Party. The other’s WeChat account is blocked.   [caption id=”attachment_63306″ align=”alignnone”…

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How China’s Belt and Road reportedly funded corruption in Malaysia

The Wall Street Journal has a bombshell story (paywall) about China’s overseas…

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Trade war, day 187: Talks are extended to third day in Beijing

U.S.-China trade talks between mid-level officials, which were scheduled for January 7-8, have been extended a day,…

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The Venezuela-China relationship, explained

This is the first of a four-part series, which will be published on Mondays this month, that spotlights the…

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Trade war, day 182: Weak China sales for Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter (full text;

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