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Xi Jinping and the Party are stronger than you think

UPDATE 9/25/18: Deng Yuwen’s essay has been translated into English by China Matters. Read it here. Deng Yuwen 邓聿文…

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Chinese state media now considered foreign agents in U.S.

The Wall Street Journal reports (paywall) that the American…

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Venezuela to get another $5 billion from China

The Twitter bio of Nicolas Maduro reads: “President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Son of Chávez. Building the…

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Xi eats caviar, downs vodka with Putin, and smiles at Abe

One view among China-watchers is that Beijing was unprepared for the change in mood in Washington, D.C. Xi Jinping…

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Beijing dismisses reports of enormous abuses in Xinjiang

As we noted in our Access newsletter yesterday (paywall), several events coincided over the weekend and on Monday…

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The shark sucker of the South China Sea, and other tales

Three small stories from around the world illustrate the discomfort — to China and everyone else on the planet…

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JD stocks plummet as police report shows rape allegations

“New revelations Wednesday that Minnesota police arrested Chinese billionaire Richard…

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Sexual misconduct and the problem with Chinese internet companies

Richard Liu (Liu Qiangdong 刘强东) is the CEO of JD, the mammoth ecommerce firm that competes with Alibaba. He…

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Gay dating app Grindr to IPO — Kunlun Group

Grindr is a gay dating app that launched in 2009 in West Hollywood, California. Grindr pioneered the use of…

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ZTE: We’re totally back in business

Li Zixue 李自学, the new chairman of telecom hardware giant ZTE, stood with new CEO Xu Ziyang 徐子阳 at…

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Australia tells Huawei to hit the highway

Australia has banned Chinese handset and network equipment maker Huawei from supplying equipment for a 5G mobile network. “The…

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Xinjiang, and a journalist expelled from China

Yesterday, BuzzFeed’s Beijing bureau chief, Megha Rajagopalan, tweeted: It is bittersweet to leave Beijing after spending six…

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Taiwan loses El Salvador

Beijing counted another small victory in its decades-long endeavor to box…

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Subsidies for having kids? The Chinese internet is not impressed

Earlier this month, a People’s Daily’s opinion piece that urges Chinese citizens to have more babies as a “national…

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Tencent stock slumps while regulators sit on approvals

There has been a sell off of Chinese tech and entertainment stocks, led by stock market darling Tencent, the…

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