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Trade war, day 195: Chinese tourism to U.S. still growing

The Chinese government’s warning about travel to the U.S. issued in July last year had no effect on the country’s…

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Death sentence for Canadian. Poland to suffer next?

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian, was given the death sentence for drug trafficking charges on Monday at a court in…

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Have a Coke and an uncomfortable smile about your obesity problem!

Andrew Jacobs of the New York Times reports (porous paywall): Happy 10 Minutes, a Chinese government campaign that encouraged schoolchildren…

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Trade war, day 188: Will Trump’s stock market obsession cut short negotiations?

For over half a year, we have tracked the escalation of tariffs and the outlook for economic tension between the…

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Chang’e 4 has landed on the dark side of the Moon

China’s Chang’e 4 Moon probe successfully touched down on Thursday on the far side of the Moon, popularly but inaccurately…

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Chinese don’t fight Chinese, but they might invade your island

On New Year’s Day, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文 Cài Yīngwén) gave a speech (English, Chinese) in which she describes…

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A death in Kandahar

As we note in our Red Paper, in 2019 we will be closely following the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), a…

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Christmas with the Party

This year, the Communist Party celebrated Christmas with a traditional ritual: locking people up in the last week of the…

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Trade war, day 168: Fresh accusations of stolen technology, but no sanctions (yet)

The U.S. Justice Department has, for the fourth time in three months, unveiled a significant indictment (press release here; full…

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Canada ‘trying to buy time’ as third citizen detained in China

The Toronto Star reports (porous paywall) that a third Canadian in China has been detained, amid a rapidly escalating tit-for-tat…

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The Party’s in charge, and nobody’s going to boss us around

The U.S. State Department’s 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices seems to have been the inspiration for a page on…

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Forced labor in Xinjiang camps

Emily Feng of the Financial Times reports that Xinjiang’s internment camps have begun forcing their detainees to do manual labor making textiles…

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China takes revenge on Canada

As Huawei CFO and scion Mèng Wǎnzhōu 孟晚舟 adjusts to a life of limited freedom in Vancouver, this video from…

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Hostages on both sides of the Pacific

Even if the American request for the arrest and extradition of Sabrina a.k.a. Cathy Mèng Wǎnzhōu 孟晚舟 was not intended…

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Blame Canada more — Beijing takes a hostage

Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, has been disappeared by the Chinese government, reports Reuters. The move is apparently in…

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