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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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The latest grim news from Xinjiang

Darren Byler writes on SupChina that “Uyghur ‘patriotism’ in China’s Xinjiang region…

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Yesterday’s stray dog, today’s guard dog

Scholar Geremie Barmé’s China Heritage website has posted a translation of a…

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Trade war, day 181: Lighthizer may push for more tariffs

There is not much news in the U.S.-China trade war since last Friday, when we highlighted…

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The ‘patriotism’ of not speaking Uyghur

Urumqi No. 1 Primary school, 2018: Uyghur script “disappeared.” Photo by Joanne Smith Finley Uyghur “patriotism”…

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Indian army to adopt ‘offensive posture’ on Himalayan border

In the Hindustan Times, Kunal Singh says that “India has a new military strategy against…

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Trade war, day 175: Qualitative measures and detained Canadians

The slow news cycle of the festive season continues, interrupted by bits and pieces of news about the trade…

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Indonesia and the Xinjiang internment camps

In “Elite maneuvering, the Uyghur crisis, and Indonesian politics,” Tom Pepinsky annotates a…

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Lost Province: China’s Xikang, now Tibet and Sichuan, is turning 80. But few people realize it ever existed

The people of Xikang’s central region were known as Khampas until the Chinese Communist Party officially recategorized…

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Belt and Road and military jets in Pakistan

The New York Times has a scoop: Since Trump announced (via Twitter, of course) on January 1…

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Trade war, day 167: Face-to-face talks scheduled for January

Steven Mnuchin, the U.S. Treasury Secretary who is reportedly not leading U.S.-China trade talks but joined U.S. Trade Representative…

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Ofo on verge of bankruptcy

Ofo, one of two companies that came out on top of the bike-sharing gold…

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Trump sidekick Roger Stone loses court case to Guo Wengui

The Washington Post reports on the meeting in an American courtroom of a pair of transpacific grifters: To…

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Trade war, day 166: China admits it has Canadian hostages

The SCMP notes that “any direct mention of the specific challenges China faced, above all a slowing…

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China lays out its political demands to the EU

The South China Morning Post reports that “China has called on the European Union to stick with Beijing…

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