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A whole lotta social media love

Several stories to pay attention to: Chinese state media is buying a lot of social media love, judging from…

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Global Times: Keep calm and carry on

Central state media websites today all highlight this story: China, Philippines upgrade relations, sign…

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Xinjiang and talk of ‘concentration camps’

The Central Asia Program at George Washington University is organizing an event called Symposium…

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Philippines and China establish coconut-shipping protocols

“Chinese leader Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 visited the Philippines on Tuesday, November 20, to further strategic gains made…

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15 Western ambassadors raise concerns about Xinjiang in letter

A significant development in the international response to the situation in Xinjiang: …

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Peking University accuses student Marxists of criminal activity

After the apparent kidnapping of two students, the campaign to crush Marxist activist organizations at Peking University…

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Trade war, day 133: A letter from Beijing, and Peter Navarro in the naughty corner

News outlets are citing multiple unnamed sources confirming that…

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The Red Runners of Peking University

“The earth belongs to us, the workers, no room here for the shirk, how many on our flesh have…

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State media today — meeting notes and mockery

Central state media today continued to focus on celebrations of 40 years of economic reform:

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Buying time in the South China Sea

“China hopes to complete talks on South China Sea code of conduct in 3 years,”

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Trade war, day 131: China hawk says there may be ‘outlines of a deal’

In another sign of a potential thaw in relations, the Wall Street Journal reports

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And then they came, again, for the student Marxists

“Labor activists missing in China after suspected coordinated raids,” says Reuters. Background: In August this year, 50 students from across China,…

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The island shared by Russia and China, and other links

“Located near the city of Khabarovsk, at the confluence of the Ussuri and Amur rivers, Bolshoy…

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Social credit system: Dystopian nightmare or mundane regulatory law?

Scholar of Chinese law Jeremy Daum has been on a one-man mission to demystify China’s social credit…

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People’s Daily on forced homestays in Xinjiang

State media is reporting on China’s nightmarish program of forced…

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