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U.K. approves Huawei equipment for non-core network

The United Kingdom has approved the use of Huawei equipment for at least some parts of its 5G data…

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Fears of a Red Army planet

Despite cautious but widespread optimism about a successful conclusion to the U.S.-China trade talks, deep tensions in the…

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Protesting in the name of science: The legacy of China’s May Fourth Movement

A hundred years after the rally for “Mr. Science” and “Mr. Democracy,” can the pursuit of…

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‘Automated racism’ — facial recognition software targets Uyghurs

In a front-page story in today’s New York Times print edition (link to newspaper front; 

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The future of the fight to preserve Uyghur culture

Top photo: A village meshrep, or Uyghur community gathering incorporating music, dance, and other arts…

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The splinternet starts here

Earlier this week, the Nikkei Asian Review reported: Taiwan is…

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Uyghurs don’t need to be saved. Their stories need to be mainstreamed

Poets — and the musicians who perform their lyrics — are at the forefront of…

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A second Tsinghua University professor is investigated — but this time, for not teaching Marxism ‘correctly’

A picture of a Tsinghua University Marxism department meeting from 2017. The

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The day in Sino-American hostilities

Exactly 265 days ago, the Trump administration imposed large-scale tariffs on China,…

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China admits canola oil block is connected to Huawei

“China is not even trying to conceal the retaliatory aspect” of its recent blocking of Canadian canola…

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A testament to failed compromise: The KMT museums of Guangzhou

The district of Yuexiu in Guangzhou is a diorama of the early history of the CCP and…

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Word battles between China and the U.S.

The latest exchanges in the ongoing war of words between China and the United States: “Irresponsible” is what China’s foreign…

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1.5 million Muslims are in China’s camps — scholar

Adrian Zenz is a researcher at the European School of Culture and Theology in Korntal, Germany. Last year, he…

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European Union joins the Huawei fray, without mentioning its name

The South China Morning Post reports: The European Union is urging its leaders to take a tougher stand…

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Students at China’s top university administered ‘political loyalty’ surveys

Very strongly support, strongly support, not sure, strongly…

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