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Duterte’s deal with China seen by satellite: Fishing allowed but no change in control of disputed shoal

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Malaysia reaches ‘significant’ defense deal with China, takes shot at West

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News roundup: Malaysia and China smile across the South China Sea

Malaysia and China smile across the South China Sea Diplomatic and military strategies in the South China Sea and…

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News roundup: Will the ‘core’ leadership title of ‘mighty Uncle Xi’ help his political agenda? Plus acquisition anxiety and two-child policy

BUSINESS Chinese acquisitions in Australia…

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Sinica extra: Q&A with Andy Rothman on his start in China, being bullish on the nation and 5 must-read books

Andy Rothman is an investment strategist with Matthews Asia, where he writes the Sinology column. He was previously…

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News roundup: Why do Americans find Chinese high school so hard? Plus Apple’s China challenges and Philippines-U.S. relations

BUSINESS As China’s smartphone makers roll…

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News roundup: Will other Southeast Asian nations follow the Philippines’ lead in China?

As the Philippines strengthens its ties to China, other nearby nations may see an advantage in doing…

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How do China’s dealmakers ease foreign worries about the nation’s global buying spree?

BUSINESS Sinophobia remains, but savvy dealmakers…

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Sinica extra: Q&A with Rachel Stern on the scholarly appeal of China’s legal system, the nation’s crackdown on lawyers and U.S. litigiousness

Jeremy: A cynic might joke that studying Chinese law and legal processes is in some ways like living in…

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News roundup: Will China’s expanding global role make it change its policy of non-interference in other nations’ domestic affairs? Plus top headlines

Analysis: As China expands its global economic influence, its policy of political non-interference may need to change China’s…

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News roundup: How are China’s copycats making entrepreneurs more creative? Plus Australians detained and record space journey

BUSINESS Chinese copycats disrupt…

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News roundup: Will China decide global norms for using AI? Plus Clinton’s leaked comments and property market problems

BUSINESS Analysis: Despite problems in China’s housing market, ‘bubble’…

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Will Xi’s ‘Zhejiang Clique’ dominate the top echelon of power? Plus overcapacity corruption challenge and record travel numbers

BUSINESS Corruption in the provinces is hindering…

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