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Trade war, day 194: Lighthizer doesn’t see ‘any progress,’ but will meet Liu He

We have now crossed into the second half of the 90-day negotiating period, and continue to…

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Huawei’s secretive founder addresses media for only third time in company history

Rén Zhèngfēi 任正非, the secretive founder of Huawei and father of its CFO, Mèng Wǎnzhōu 孟晚舟 — who was…

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Venezuela-China, explained: The Belt and Road

This is the second of a four-part series, which will be published on Mondays this month, that spotlights the…

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China, Taiwan, and a dearth of ideas

Did Xi Jinping, in a January 2 speech, misjudge the will of the Taiwanese for self-dependence —…

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‘Deers’ vs. ‘Horses’: Old and new Marxist groups wage ideological battle at Peking University

One Marxist student group is backed by the Party. The other’s WeChat account is blocked.   [caption id=”attachment_63306″ align=”alignnone”…

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The Venezuela-China relationship, explained

This is the first of a four-part series, which will be published on Mondays this month, that spotlights the…

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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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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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Trump administration unveils ‘new Africa strategy’ with eyes on China; Africans are unimpressed

In a speech on December 13, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton announced a “new Africa Strategy,” called “Prosper…

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Forced labor in Xinjiang camps

Emily Feng of the Financial Times reports that…

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The shocking arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada: ZTE redux — or worse?

The timing of the arrest and extradition request is rich. While the law enforcement action against Huawei has been…

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‘As if you’ve spent your whole life in prison’: Starving and subdued in Xinjiang detention centers

When Chinese state authorities prepared to release Gulbahar Jelil, an ethnic Uyghur woman born and raised in Kazakhstan,…

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Taiwan’s political landscape changes overnight

On Saturday, the people of Taiwan headed to the polls to cast ballots for nearly 11,000…

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U.S. efforts to control advanced technology hitting new levels, directed squarely at China

This week the U.S. Commerce Department published its long anticipated initial draft of a list of “emerging technologies” that…

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The Red Runners of Peking University

“The earth belongs to us, the workers, no room here for the shirk, how many on our flesh have…

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