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    In Xinjiang, China applies repressive lessons learned in Tibet
    By asif On Saturday, December 14th, 2019
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    In Xinjiang, China applies repressive lessons learned in Tibet

    CHINA USUALLY marks the UN’s human-rights day on December 10th with angry rebuttals of foreign criticism rather than announcements of improvements in its record. So it was perhaps coincidental that an official More...

    U.S., China Agree to Limited Deal to Halt Trade War
    By asif On Friday, December 13th, 2019
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    U.S., China Agree to Limited Deal to Halt Trade War

    U.S. and Chinese officials announced a limited agreement to halt the trade war between the countries, with President Trump removing the threat of new tariffs on China and Beijing agreeing to purchases of American More...

    U.S. and China Reach Phase One Trade Agreement
    By asif On Friday, December 13th, 2019
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    U.S. and China Reach Phase One Trade Agreement

    The U.S. and China have reached a preliminary agreement in their long-running trade war, President Trump and China’s Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen said in separate statements Friday. Mr. Trump tweeted More...

    Chaguan - China’s discriminatory hukou system plagues white-collar workers, too | China
    By asif On Friday, December 13th, 2019
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    Chaguan – China’s discriminatory hukou system plagues white-collar workers, too | China

    Dec 12th 2019 TWO CHINAS collided on a summer night in Beijing this year when “Little Zhang”, a high-flying young businessman, was summoned for questioning by an elderly neighbour at his housing complex, and More...

    The West is now surer that China is not about to liberalise
    By asif On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
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    The West is now surer that China is not about to liberalise

    THERE WERE moments during a recent gathering of Americans, Chinese and Europeans, invited to Stockholm to discuss China’s rise and the new world order, when Chaguan wondered whether anyone would say anything More...

    Fumbling the capture - China tries, and fails, to influence the Czechs | Europe
    By asif On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
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    Fumbling the capture – China tries, and fails, to influence the Czechs | Europe

    Dec 5th 2019 PRAGUE ON THE NIGHT before Christmas Eve last year Zhang Jianmin, China’s ambassador to the Czech Republic, paid a visit to Andrej Babis, the prime minister, on the outskirts of the capital. The More...

    Warheads up - China’s nuclear arsenal was strikingly modest, but that is changing | China
    By asif On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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    Warheads up – China’s nuclear arsenal was strikingly modest, but that is changing | China

    Nov 21st 2019 “I’M NOT AFRAID of nuclear war,” boasted Mao Zedong, China’s leader, in Moscow in 1957. Mao noted that even if half of China’s population were to perish in a radioactive inferno, 300m would More...

    Forking into China - Microsoft’s GitHub mulls expansion in China | Business
    By asif On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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    Forking into China – Microsoft’s GitHub mulls expansion in China | Business

    Access to the world’s largest repository of open-source code is strategically important for China Dec 6th 2019 GITHUB IS NOT a household name. But the American company, which is the world’s largest repository More...

    Facing Criticism Over Muslim Camps, China Says: What’s the Problem?
    By asif On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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    Facing Criticism Over Muslim Camps, China Says: What’s the Problem?

    michael barbaro From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.” For the past year, my colleague Paul Mozur has been investigating the story of a son determined to free his mother from More...

    In the UN, China uses threats and cajolery to promote its worldview
    By asif On Monday, December 9th, 2019
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    In the UN, China uses threats and cajolery to promote its worldview

    DESPITE ITS veto-wielding power in the United Nations, China has long been reluctant to stick its neck out. It has been 20 years since it last stood alone in exercising that right. But in the UN’s backrooms, More...