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Feng Chongyi has been twice blocked from flying out of the country after conducting research into human rights lawyers in China. Beijing accuses rights lawyers and liberal intellectuals of threatening national security. The Australian government is attempting to mediate the...
Brian Sloan, Lived in Beijing 2007-2016. Sex toy manufacturer. Profiled in Playboy. I lived in Beijing from 2007 to 2016. The answer is, its complicated! In 2007 I loved Beijing and thought I was moving to China to experience China’s...
Here’s a vision of how things might look if Beijing decides to retaliate by leveraging its dominance of the supply chain for American companies. Imagine you’re a product engineer for a U.S. device brand based in China. You’ve had to submit...
The real opportunity is in rooftop solar, not just renewable megaprojects. It's a common sight in rural China: rows and rows of low-rise apartment buildings, oftentopped by solar water heaters the size of kitchen tables. By one estimate, 30 million...
More than three decades after pledging to “reform and open up,” there are few signs the Chinese Communist Party intends to change its authoritarian posture. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, who will remain in power until 2022...
China's air quality was markedly worse in the first two months of the year than the same period of 2016 following a series of smog outbreaks in northern China, official data published on Friday showed. China says it is winning...
September 29, 2010|By Megan K. Stack, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Lizhuang, China — This is a village of empty rooms, children left behind and frail grandparents who struggle to hold it all together. Most of the able-bodied adults have...
President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement caused anger and anxiety across the world, with one major exception: China. With the US stepping away from its role as a leader of the global fight against climate change,...
Until recently, China and India have been cast as obstacles, at the very least reluctant conscripts, in the battle against climate change. That reputation looks very much out-of-date now that both countries have greatly accelerated their investments in cost-effective...
HONG KONG — North Korea tests nuclear weapons less than 100 miles from China’s border. It launched a missile hours before a major speech by President Xi Jinping of China on Sunday, a move Chinese analysts called a diplomatic...

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Seven myths about China

We are on the cusp of serious ­debates about the implications for Australia and the whole Asia-Pacific world of the vast increase in Chinese...

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