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The futility of American whining about China

China is less of a “free rider” today on U.S.-led international systems than ever before, but American “whining” about China has never been…

Trump tears up the Iran nuclear deal: How will China act?

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday, May 8, that he is unilaterally “terminating” American involvement in the Joint Comprehensive Plan…

China launches a high-resolution Earth-observation satellite

China launched a high-resolution Earth-observation satellite, Gaofen-5, at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province on Wednesday. The satellite will be used…

Sexist troll on Weibo says interracial marriages are a crime against the Chinese race

A Weibo user named “Dr. Xie 88” (谢博士88) posted an infographic that says men outnumber…

Mingbai: Chinese poetry of the cup

Mingbai (明白, meaning “understand”), written by Christian Føhrby and Deng Jie, is a daily newsletter that drops…

China will not back down on Made in China 2025

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He 刘鹤, a close adviser to Xi Jinping who is sometimes described…

Unintended consequences — trade war edition

As China and the U.S. continue to slouch toward a trade war, their allies, trade…

Xi takes a romantic walk on the beach with Kim Jong-un

The top story on all central state media in China for most of today in…

Trump phones his ‘friend’ Xi Jinping

At nearly midnight Beijing time today, Xinhua News Agency replaced its top story on the…

Suspect caught at Jacky Cheung’s concert by facial-recognition technology, again

Someone is apparently not reading the news. Last month, police used facial-recognition cameras to

Kim Jong-un makes surprise second visit to China ahead of Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid a second surprise visit to China in less than 40 days on Monday and Tuesday in Dalian,…

A murky tale from Inner Mongolia — writers arrested for ‘slurs’ about dairy company

The South China Morning Post reports on two Chinese writers who were detained…

A frenzy of online consumption

Interesting news from the Chinese internet: “WeChat drove a total of 209.7 billion yuan ($33 billion)…

U.S.-China trade war rumblings update

As we noted in our Access members’ newsletter on Friday (paywall), although neither…

No paintbrush? This Chinese artist just needs ink and his arm

A Chinese artist is making this ink wash painting with nothing but his bare hand and arm! Ink wash painting originated in China….