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Trump-Xi Meeting This Week Could Head Off a Global Recession or Worsen Outlook China
Trump-Xi Meeting This Week Could Head Off a Global Recession or Worsen Outlook

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Japan later this week to discuss their nations’ worsening conflict over trade and commercial relations, the course of the global economy may depend on which Donald Trump... Read More

China’s Most Advanced Big Brother Experiment Is a Bureaucratic Mess China
China’s Most Advanced Big Brother Experiment Is a Bureaucratic Mess

BEIJING — The city of Suzhou, known as “the Venice of the East” for its web of intricate waterways, captured the imagination of Marco Polo when he journeyed through China more than seven centuries ago. Today it’s drawing attention for... Read More

China’s Massive Military Spending Is Having a Ripple Effect in Region China
China’s Massive Military Spending Is Having a Ripple Effect in Region

SINGAPORE — The Asia-Pacific region is one of the fastest-growing markets for arms dealers. Economic growth, territorial disputes and long-sought military modernizations there propelled a 52% increase in defense spending over the last decade to $392 billion in 2018, according... Read More

Q&A: A Primer for Those Navigating China’s Internet Version and the One Used Abroad China
Q&A: A Primer for Those Navigating China’s Internet Version and the One Used Abroad

BEIJING — The Chinese-controlled internet is already a world apart from that used by the rest of the globe, split by censorship that blocks users in China from accessing many of the apps and websites used daily in the U.S.... Read More

30 Years Ago a Chinese Tank Column Stopped for ‘Tank Man’; Others Not so Lucky China
30 Years Ago a Chinese Tank Column Stopped for ‘Tank Man’; Others Not so Lucky

BEIJING — Everyone remembers China’s “Tank Man,” who stood with bags in his hands, blocking a line of tanks withdrawing from Tiananmen Square a day after the fatal June 4, 1989, military crackdown against pro-democracy protesters. Thirty years later, Fang... Read More

China Digs in for a Struggle Bigger Than the Trade War China
China Digs in for a Struggle Bigger Than the Trade War

BEIJING — The 10-minute segment that ran on Chinese state television this week showed cadet trainees of the People’s Liberation Army scrambling over towering walls, dragging enormous tires, crawling through mud and shouting motivational slogans as President Xi Jinping exhorted... Read More

Blue Dogs Push to Hold China Accountable for Illicit Fentanyl Shipments Opioids
Blue Dogs Push to Hold China Accountable for Illicit Fentanyl Shipments
2019-05-17 21:23:03
by Dan McCue

The Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 2483, also known as the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, which aims to pressure the Chinese government to honor its commitment to make all forms of fentanyl illegal and provide the United States with more... Read More

Trump Bans Huawei in US Markets, Saying Chinese Firm Poses Security Threat Trade
Trump Bans Huawei in US Markets, Saying Chinese Firm Poses Security Threat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday giving his administration sweeping powers to block Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. and other foreign communications firms from doing business in the United States — a long-anticipated move he... Read More

Chinese Woman’s Secret Arrest Hints at Wider Sanctions Probe China
Chinese Woman’s Secret Arrest Hints at Wider Sanctions Probe

WASHINGTON — U.S. authorities were sitting on a sensitive secret last fall when Canada detained a top Huawei Technologies Co. executive on alleged U.S. sanctions violations. Two months earlier, the U.S. had arrested another Chinese national on similar suspicions and... Read More

US-China Trade Talks Break Up With No Deal In Sight In The News
US-China Trade Talks Break Up With No Deal In Sight
2019-05-10 20:28:57
by Dan McCue

High stakes trade talks between the United States and China ended Friday with no agreement in sight and mixed signals from the White House in regard to where things stand. In a pair of tweets sent shortly before the markets... Read More

To Fight K-pop’s Influence in China, Boys Train to Be Alpha Males China
To Fight K-pop’s Influence in China, Boys Train to Be Alpha Males

BEIJING — It is 14 degrees the morning two dozen boys gather at a Beijing park to be transformed into alpha males. A reluctant winter sun casts silver light between treacherously cold shadows. The wind bites, worsening nerves as the... Read More

World Markets Shaken By Renewed Trump Tariff Threats for China Trade
World Markets Shaken By Renewed Trump Tariff Threats for China
2019-05-06 18:49:52
by Dan McCue

Securities markets around the world swooned Monday after President Donald Trump threatened to dramatically increase tariffs on Chinese imports at a time when many believed the 10-month old trade war between the U.S. and China was coming to an end.... Read More

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