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U.S. Scholar Who Advises Trump Says China Blocked His Visa Application

The report drew widespread attention in China, including follow-up reports from Global Times, an influential nationalist tabloid and news site. It said this week that 280 or more Chinese scholars in the humanities and social sciences [...]

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

In the United States and Europe, the debate in the artificial intelligence community has focused on the unconscious biases of those designing the technology. Recent tests showed facial recognition systems made by companies like I.B.M. [...]

In China, an App About Xi Is Literally Becoming Impossible to Ignore

CHANGSHA, China — Inside a fishing gear store on a busy city street, the owner sits behind a counter, furiously tapping a smartphone to improve his score on an app that has nothing to do with rods, reels and bait. The owner, Jiang [...]

China formally arrests Xinjiang ex-governor in bribery case

BEIJING (AP) – The former governor of the restive Xinjiang region has been formally arrested on accusations of taking bribes following a monthslong investigation, the government said Wednesday, showing no letup in President Xi Jinping’s [...]

China Bans All Types of Fentanyl, Fulfilling Pledge to Trump

BEIJING — China announced on Monday that it would treat all variants of the powerful opioid fentanyl as controlled substances, making good on a pledge the country’s leader, President Xi Jinping, made to President Trump late last [...]

China requires naturalized players to learn party history

BEIJING (AP) – Want to play football as a naturalized Chinese citizen? Better brush up on your Communist Party history. New guidelines issued by the Chinese Football Association say naturalized players must learn the history and basic [...]

China Expels Former Interpol Chief From Communist Party for ‘Extravagant’ Spending

BEIJING — China’s ruling Communist Party expelled the former chief of Interpol on Wednesday, accusing him of abusing his power to finance an extravagant lifestyle and committing “serious” violations of the law. The disappearance [...]

China ex-internet czar sentenced to 14 years for corruption

BEIJING (AP) – China’s former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges Tuesday. The [...]

Defying Allies, Italy Signs On to New Silk Road With China

ROME — Italy resisted the entreaties and warnings of its European Union and American allies on Saturday by officially joining China’s vast new Silk Road at a signing ceremony with President Xi Jinping of China, a move that crystallized [...]

Police in China Detain Chemical Plant Employees After Explosion Kills 47

HONG KONG — The police on Friday detained personnel from a chemical plant in eastern China after an explosion killed at least 47 people, setting off an inferno that firefighters battled through the night and raising fears of toxic [...]