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Chinese diplomat defends China’s Xinjiang policy with old-fashioned racism

Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 is the deputy chief of mission of the Chinese embassy in Islamabad. He is also a prolific…

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Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen visits New York, protesters scuffle

Photo by Johanna Costigan On Monday, July 8, the U.S. approved a $2.2 billion…

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Xinjiang: Joint letter at UN signed by 22 countries, but not U.S.

Reuters reports that “Nearly two dozen countries have called on China to halt its mass detention…

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No bargaining chip too big: techno-trade war talks resume

CNBC reports that “U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke to Chinese Vice…

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Is China the enemy?

Last week, China scholars and former diplomats M. Taylor Fravel, J. Stapleton Roy, Michael D. Swaine, Susan A. Thornton,…

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Beijing says Xinjiang is ‘model of human rights protection’

According to the latest state media readout (English, Chinese) of Turkish President…

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Clip: Xi Jinping can’t find a friend at Osaka G20

When we see Xi Jinping on TV, the whole setup is usually…

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The new Yellow Peril?

Why we launched a Sinophobia Tracker to follow the treatment of Chinese students and…

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Inside Emory’s crackdown on China-influenced research

On the morning of Tuesday, May 16, a postdoctoral researcher at Emory University in Atlanta arrived at his biomedical…

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Requiem for the ‘Living Dead’: Ten years after 7-5

July 5, 2009, is a date that forever changed the course of Xinjiang history. The lives of…

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Chinese media: Turkey president Erdoğan says Uyghurs ‘living happily in Xinjiang’

The top story on the websites of all central state media outlets today is the Xinhua readout of Turkish…

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Trump declares a techno-trade war truce

This weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a truce in the U.S.-China techno-trade war after his meeting with Xí…

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China at the Democratic Party debates

Where do the Democratic candidates for U.S. president stand on China? We launched our 2020 Presidential…

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ABRSM music exams suspended in four Chinese cities

One of the more depressing features of the Xí Jìnpíng 习近平…

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Trade war, day 357 — a tentative truce with impossible preconditions?

Based on sources in Beijing and Washington, the South China Morning…

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