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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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Trade war, day 126: China talks up G20 meeting as exports surge

The planned meeting between Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 and Donald Trump in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the G20 summit is still…

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Trade war, day 125: Pessimism surrounding U.S. elections, Singapore summit steals Shanghai trade fair’s thunder

Any hopes in Beijing that Democratic Party gains in…

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A porcine predicament for rural North Carolina

DURHAM, NC — In this state, home to 9 million hogs as of January 2018 — and…

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Mass relocations in Xinjiang

Xinhua News Agency reports: About 160,000 farmers and herders in…

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Trade war, day 124: Xi’s ‘firefighter’ at work

At the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore on Tuesday, Chinese Vice President Wáng Qíshān…

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Trade war, day 119: Trump has ‘good conversation’ with Xi, then issues another technology theft indictment

At 10:09 a.m. this morning, Donald Trump tweeted: Just had a long and very good conversation with…

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Trade war, day 118: Chinese manufacturing slows more than expected

The Associated Press reports: The purchasing managers’ index of the National Bureau of Statistics and an industry…

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A miscellany of links

Sexism in state media: today the People’s Daily tweeted: “Make-up and hair…

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Trade war, day 117: U.S. Commerce Department bans technology export to Fujian Jinhua

Yesterday on Access (paywall), we noted how more…

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China denies it spied on Trump’s iPhone, jokingly suggests he use a Huawei handset instead

President Trump, like previous American presidents, uses multiple phones for security reasons: these include a secure landline…

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Trade war, day 112: U.S. refuses to negotiate before China shows its hand

As has been the case for about two months now, despite a glimmer…

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