China

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Xi’s dictatorship is a tragedy, not a farce

January 20, 2020 12:50 pm

His oppression impacts all aspects of Chinese life

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TikTok is the world’s fastest-growing — and goofiest — digital platform, but should we fear it?

January 16, 2020 11:52 am

The Chinese video app, which has more users than Snapchat and Twitter combined, is underpinned by some of the most sophisticated AI in the world

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There’s a long way to go before Trump can declare victory in his trade war

January 15, 2020 8:03 pm

The goodwill signaled by China’s concessions is perhaps more important than the concessions themselves

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Why do we keep ignoring TikTok’s security problems?

January 15, 2020 2:54 pm

The media ought to know better by now

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China and Russia win from America’s wars

January 3, 2020 12:00 pm

Their strategic aim is to displace the United States from Eurasia

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The Chinese trade deal is a Christmas gift to Xi

December 14, 2019 4:42 pm

The agreement doesn’t mark the end of the trade war. It is, at best, a truce

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Trump’s Chinese tariffs are simply a scare tactic

December 13, 2019 5:37 pm

The president is often described as unpredictable, but he is really quite easy to read

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The chilling stories from inside China’s Muslim internment camps

December 11, 2019 11:20 pm

More than a million have been detained with the official aim of eradicating ‘the virus in their thinking’

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America should kidnap pandas to end the trade war

December 3, 2019 10:40 am

The downsides are low

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What will war with China look like?

November 19, 2019 11:52 am

China feels increasingly confident in the face of what it perceives as America’s declining power

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The brave new world of 5G

October 21, 2019 1:12 pm

Huawei doesn’t stand a chance

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Are inside-traders profiting from the US-China trade war?

October 17, 2019 7:21 am

Conspiracy theorists have pointed out a number of large trades conducted at highly opportune moments

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Three remarkable sisters at the heart of 20th-century Chinese politics

October 10, 2019 12:14 pm

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China by Jung Chang reviewed

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Will China meddle in the 2020 election?

October 8, 2019 4:29 pm

It isn’t going to be Vladimir Putin who swings the 2020 election. It might be Xi Jinping

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The unease of the Chinese diaspora

October 1, 2019 5:38 pm

How the CCP is attempting to create a Chinese ummah

chaos

Donald Trump, canard of chaos

September 4, 2019 4:51 pm

Political nihilism, Thomas Edsall says, is one of Trump’s most potent weapons

hong kong

I saw the violent Hong Kong protests

August 26, 2019 1:46 pm

Tear gas, Molotov cocktails and gunfire

hong kong

The cosmic combination of Hong Kong, Brexit and the trade war

August 24, 2019 6:20 am

Events could align against Beijing

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Trump must act on Hong Kong before it’s too late

August 16, 2019 1:52 pm

How Beijing will suppress the Hong Kong protests

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From Hong Kong to Kashmir, a new authoritarianism is on the rise

August 15, 2019 11:25 am

The West must offer more than empty phrases of condemnation

climate change

Contraception is the answer to climate change

August 15, 2019 12:03 am

More people, more carbon emissions. Duh!

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America should view China as a hostile, revolutionary power

August 9, 2019 4:00 pm

Washington needs to counter Beijing in the realm of public diplomacy and global opinion

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What my viral Hong Kong protest picture taught me about fake news

July 31, 2019 2:11 pm

In just a few hours, this woman had effectively become a political Rorschach test

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Hollywood parrots the Chinese Communist party line

July 30, 2019 1:12 pm

For almost a decade, American cinema has rolled over and had its fluffy belly tickled by grim-faced CCP censors

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The problem of Beijing Biden

July 24, 2019 6:27 pm

The former VP’s campaign is teetering – but maybe not for the reason he thinks