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China Daily conflates Hong Kong protests with 9-11 terrorist attack

China Daily Hong Kong posted a shocking photo on Facebook of the World Trade Center in New York in flames on…

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Plastic restrictions coming to China? And other ‘reforms’

“Xí Jìnpíng 习近平, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), presided over the 10th…

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Hong Kong protests: Three future dates to watch

A day after Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥 Lín Zhèng Yuè’é) announced that she would formally withdraw the extradition…

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‘Release Meng,’ Beijing says to Canada’s new ambassador. No response

On Wednesday, Canada nominated Dominic Barton — former global managing director of consulting firm McKinsey & Co — as its…

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Extradition bill to be formally withdrawn, but too little, too late?

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥 Lín Zhèng Yuè’é) announced yesterday that the much-detested extradition bill that kicked off…

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How companies profit from forced labor in Xinjiang

Factories of Turkic Muslim internment, part of China’s reeducation camp system, are subsidized and directed by the state, and employ…

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Xi Jinping channels Mao, calls on country to prepare for ‘struggle’

Taking a page out of an early predecessor’s playbook, General Secretary Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 has been using the word struggle (斗争 dòuzhēng)…

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Carrie Lam denies wanting to resign, despite saying so on tape

“For a chief executive to have caused this huge havoc to Hong Kong is unforgivable. It’s just unforgivable. If I have…

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Clothing retailer Zara apologizes again, denies supporting strikes in Hong Kong

Fast fashion giant Zara, which apologized last year for listing Taiwan as an independent country on its website, has again found…

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WSJ reporter ejected for report on Xi’s cousin

Pictured: Ming Chai (image via The Age) In late July, the Australian 60 Minutes TV show and the newspapers The Age and the Sydney Morning…

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Activists and lawmakers arrested, no concessions allowed in Hong Kong

On the eve of the five-year anniversary of the decision by the National People’s Congress on August 31, 2014, to establish…

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Qing Dynasty bonds and the trade war as toddler tantrum

Here’s a possible toddler move from Donald Trump that the Chinese government is sure to ignore. A group of Americans own Hukuang…

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‘I am the girl whose eye got shot’ in Hong Kong

RTHK reports on one of the more powerful human symbols of the Hong Kong protest movement: Police on Thursday said they are…

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What Warren’s trade plan means for China

There seems to be no end in sight to the U.S.-China trade war, even as both economies slow down and…

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Freedom in Dissent

As protests rage in Hong Kong, Yangyang Cheng thinks about her own experience with expression and dissent.     “Are…

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