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China’s Sea Control Is a Done Deal, ‘Short of War With the U.S.’

NEAR MISCHIEF REEF, South China Sea — As the United States Navy reconnaissance plane banked low near Mischief Reef in the South China Sea early this month, a Chinese warning crackled on the radio. “U.S. military aircraft,” came [...]
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‘We Cannot Afford This’: Malaysia Pushes Back on China’s Big Projects

Sitting at his desk during an interview after the election, Mr. Mahathir pointed to a sheaf of papers before him. It was a proposal from a Malaysian construction company that he said contained evidence that the East Coast Rail Link could [...]
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Trump’s Trade War Is Rattling China’s Leaders

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] While President Xi Jinping remains firmly in charge, friction with the Trump administration and troubles at home have dented his political dominance. Source: NYT > World
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Worries Grow in Singapore Over China’s Calls to Help ‘Motherland’

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] With ethnic Chinese constituting a majority of Singapore’s population, some fear the country could be an especially tantalizing target for China’s influence. Source: NYT > World
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As China’s Woes Mount, Xi Jinping Faces Rare Rebuke at Home

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] As China confronts economic headwinds, a vaccine scandal and trade tensions, a legal scholar named Xu Zhangrun decided to speak out. It could be dangerous for him. Source: NYT > World
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A #MeToo Reckoning in China’s Workplace Amid Wave of Accusations

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] A series of gripping letters describing abuse and harassment by journalists, intellectuals and charity leaders has lit up the Chinese internet and enlivened the country’s fledgling #MeToo movement. Source: [...]
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China’s Bear Market Will Dictate the Trade War

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The tale of the tape for both the Chinese and U.S. markets during the heated tariff skirmish is quite telling. And since most investors are of the view that “the tape doesn’t lie,” it is revealing to see how the global market views the [...]
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How Germany Won Freedom for the Widow of China’s Most Famous Dissident

3 months ago | 0 comment
[unable to retrieve full-text content] The interest of Angela Merkel in China’s human rights record, and her personal touch, helped secure the release of Liu Xia, the widow of Liu Xiaobo. Source: NYT > World
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China’s Trade With North Korea Is Set to Soar With a Trump-Kim Deal

4 months ago | 0 comment
Other North Koreans living in Seoul said relatives had been requesting more money over the last year, not only to ride out the sanctions but also to cover what they said was the growing cost of bribes paid to North Korean officials, who [...]
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Gebeng Journal: China’s Last Cave Dwellers Fight to Keep Their Underground Homes

4 months ago | 0 comment
The county government wants the residents of Zhong cave to move to a nearby block of housing: low-slung, white-walled farmhouses with wooden window frames that were completed nearly 10 years ago. Officials say that residents have not [...]