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Hong Kong moves to crush pro-independence party

It has been little more than two years since the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party was founded….

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‘Where does this lunatic nonsense in the White House come from?’

The Chinese Communist Party’s stodgy house journal is the People’s Daily. For most of the time that I have…

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A billion-dollar coffee company and the woman behind it

The hard-charging style of Chinese tech entrepreneurs has arrived in the coffee shop sector: Luckin Coffee (瑞幸咖啡 ruì xìng…

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Liu Xia finds freedom in Germany after Merkel presses Beijing to release her

Eight years after being placed under de facto house arrest despite committing no crime, Liu Xia 刘霞 — the…

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Trade war: The clock is ticking

“Tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods are scheduled to take…

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Shorting the yuan — trade war gloom and boom update

America will be barbecuing and letting off fireworks tomorrow, so it seems unlikely that a settlement will be reached…

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Yuan drops as Trump softens tone

We’ve got your doom and gloom and boom news from various fronts of the U.S.-China trade war today: currency,…

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China veteran protests: Is this time different?

In the last few days, the news out of China that has most animated my Chinese friends — especially…

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Yan Xuetong and Xi Jinping on China’s place in the world

If you want to read one thing about China today, this is it: Yan Xuetong on…

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Will North Korea finally take China’s offer of economic know-how?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wrapped up his two-day trip to China on June 20 — his

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Xinhua News Agency cheers the decline of American leadership

Australia’s Lowy Institute has published the results of its 2018 public opinion poll: 42 percent of…

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Screenplay-writing insurance boss pleads guilty to bribery

Xiang Junbo 项俊波 was a PLA soldier who fought with Vietnamese forces in a border war in 1979 and…

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Great food and a better economy — what is there to complain about?

It’s a slow news day, so I’d like to highlight two old things for you: First, Shuge.org (书格 shūgé), a…

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ZTE pays to play

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC today that his department had struck a deal with beleaguered…

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U.S. accuses defense analyst of selling secrets to China for $800,000

About a year ago, the New York Times revealed (paywall) that the CIA’s operations in China had been…

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