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Chinese state media editorials, written by no one ever

What happens when you find your name attached to an editorial you didn’t write, expressing an opinion…

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Farewell, Air Moving Device, we hardly knew ye

Air Moving Device is a Twitter account that has posted, for the last year…

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China’s hypersonic weapons

Lyle J. Goldstein, a research professor who focuses on China at the United States Naval War and a

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‘The night is thick’: Uyghur poets respond to the disappearance of their relatives

The painting “Second Nature” by the contemporary Uyghur artist Nijat Hushur, above, reflects the…

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An underwhelming trade deal forms

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal

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China made a rap song about its annual ‘two sessions’ political meeting

I got elation from inspiration writing a compliment song for the nation while I’m talking about “two sessions.” After…

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Trade war update: Lighthizer testifies, ‘much still needs to be done’

Since a January 31 tweet from Donald Trump that emphasized, “No final deal will be made until my…

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India and Pakistan scramble jets as China watches uneasily

The situation is not good in disputed Kashmir, and the strain is being felt in Beijing. The Chinese foreign…

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Young Taiwanese are dreaming of careers in China — but unification is still a nightmare

Xi Jinping has dangled economic carrots with hopes that political consensus will follow. But the majority of…

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An Australian Uyghur baby, trapped in Xinjiang

Megha Rajagopalan, one of the journalists who has done most to uncover the atrocities

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Huawei and Pacific Reset update

The top three stories today from the U.S.-China trade war, or tech cold war, or what we…

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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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