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Tiananmen Square 30 years on: 30 essential stories about June 4, 1989

Photo by Jeff Widener, June 5, 1989 On the night of…

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Who is Liu Xin, the CGTN anchor who took on Fox’s Trish Regan?

Chinese state media anchor Liu Xin’s appearance on Trish Regan Primetime on the Fox Business Network on Wednesday evening…

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Memories of June Fourth leading up to its 30th anniversary

Some good reporting, essays, and reflections to read about the legacy of the 1989 Tiananmen protests, and the bloody…

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My science has no nationality

For Chinese scientists who immigrated to the U.S., where do their hearts and bodies belong?…

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The ripple effects of a complete ban on Huawei access to U.S. tech will be huge

Events in the U.S. campaign against Chinese telecommunications equipment leader Huawei developed rapidly over the past week, with twin…

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‘Patriotic’ pain in America from the trade war

Here are two views of the Trump administration’s handling of China and the trade war: An American farmer

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‘Canada, unwilling to be a martyr in Sino-American trade war, makes nice with China’

The above title is a rough translation of the headline of this Chinese-language article

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China declares a ‘people’s war’ after Trump’s latest tariff hikes

The weekend was quiet after the Trump administration hiked tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25…

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‘Saved’ by state terror: Gendered violence and propaganda in Xinjiang

There is no such thing as a monolithic “Xinjiang woman.” And they don’t need saving by…

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Op-ed: How to make China’s Belt and Road green

Pictured: Two BRI projects in Pakistan represent the contradictory environmental effects of Chinese investment: Left, the Sachal…

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U.K. regulator to investigate CGTN over televised confessions

The Guardian reports: The UK broadcasting regulator has launched a formal…

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‘Unanimous bipartisan support’ for Taiwan on Capitol Hill

The United States House of Representatives on May 7 unanimously passed a bill to support security in…

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Falun Gong’s media company spends big on Trump

The Epoch Times, a website and newspaper with print editions in cities around the world, is an…

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Working around censorship / censorship and the markets

Three different aspects of censorship in the news today: China’s strict censorship may have economic…

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Brouhaha over Italy-China BRI deal may be overrated

The port of Trieste in Italy, one of four in the country that are…

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