Like all such meetings with senior Chinese officials, mine last week took place in a cloistered government compound, the overstuffed chairs placed side by side with only a small table between them, an arrangement that requires turning your entire...
In the fourth installment of his series of Radio Free Asia commentaries on billionaire gadfly Guo Wengui, Liang Jing looks at how Guo has accelerated the “internationalization” of China’s domestic crisis. Previous essays in the series have looked at...
Billionaire Guo Wengui, a real estate magnate with ties to the Ministry of State Security, has launched an offensive against Beijing by lobbing a series of explosive, yet so far largely unproven, accusations of corruption and other wrongdoing against...
In his 2018 book The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities, international relations scholar John Mearsheimer argues that many of America’s post–cold war foreign policy failures have ultimately been the result of a misguided strategy of a pursuit of “liberal...
Many thought the internet would bring democracy to China. Instead it empowered rampant government oppression, and now the censors are turning their attention to the rest of the world. Late one Wednesday in March 2015, an alarm sounded in the...
Armed with his Twitter and YouTube accounts and a collection of corruption allegations against top Party, business, and media leaders in China, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui has for months been engaged in a heated publicity battle with Beijing. Guo, also known...
All summer there have been uncommon signs that opposition to President Xi Jinping may be growing in China, even Beijing itself. He featured less prominently than usual in official headlines. Important members of the Chinese Communist Party (C.C.P.) criticized his straitjacketed response to...
In an article for The New York Times, Chris Buckley looks at the impact billionaire Guo Wengui is having on the political elite in Beijing as he fires explosive, but largely unsubstantiated, accusations of corruption and wrongdoing against them...
One nation after another at a weekend conference lined up to denounce China for breaking international law and to reassert "the rules-based order", but a curious pattern quickly emerged. The further a country from the front line of China's relentless...
The country has become repressive in a way that it has not been since the Cultural Revolution. What does its darkening political climate—and growing belligerence—mean for the United States? What if china is going bad? Since early last year I have...

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What’s behind China’s space programme expansion

China is a relative late-bloomer when it comes to the world of space exploration. But just 15 years after it first sent an astronaut into...

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