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May 25th, 2017

CHINA How China Managed to Muffle the Voice of America Sasha Gong, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Like its Soviet counterpart, the KGB, the Chinese Guo An has a fearsome reputation. Chinese citizens say it suppresses protests, harasses dissidents and monitors intellectuals. Using its vast fortune, Guo An has allegedly infiltrated overseas corporations, universities, civil groups […]

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May 24th, 2017

CHINA China Intervenes to Block Businessman From Revealing Spying Secrets to VOA Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON Four VOA employees were suspended last month after more than an hour of the radio’s exclusive interview with exiled billionaire businessman Guo Wengui exceeded a time limit imposed under radio rules. The four employees of the Chinese […]

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May 23rd, 2017

CHINA China May Change Cybersecurity Rules Amid Pushback Morgan Chalfant, THE HILL China is considering delaying contentious cybersecurity rules set to go into effect in June amid pushback from international groups. Earlier this week, dozens of organizations from numerous countries and sectors wrote to the Cyberspace Administration of China of their “significant concerns” with parts […]

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May 22nd, 2017

CHINA Xi Jinping Finds New Role for Mao’s Commissars Rowan Callick, THE AUSTRALIAN China is introducing political commissars—previously restricted to the People’s Liberation Army—to private companies and civil society organizations. The move marks a major extension of the power of the Chinese Communist Party, whose ideological focus has been reinvigorated under Communist Party leader Xi […]

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May 19th, 2017

CHINA Chinese Police Release Video of Rights Activist to Refute Torture Claim Christian Shepherd, REUTERS Chinese police released a video on Thursday of detained human rights activist Jiang Tianyong to refute what it described as rumors he had been tortured. Jiang’s wife said the clip had not assuaged fears for her husband’s safety. Disbarred lawyer […]

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May 18th, 2017

CHINA China Is Reluctant to Blame North Korea, Its Ally, for Cyberattack Paul Mozur and Jane Perlez, NEW YORK TIMES North Korea tests nuclear weapons less than 100 miles from China’s border. It launched a missile hours before a speech by Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Sunday, a move Chinese analysts called a diplomatic slap in the face. Its […]

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May 17th, 2017

CHINA China’s Silk Road Initiative Sows European Discomfort Mark Magnier and Chun Han Wong, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL China’s bid to mobilize dozens of countries and billions of dollars for its ambitious Silk Road infrastructure plan bumped into European dissent at a high-profile Beijing forum, underscoring difficulties in marshaling consensus over Communist Party leader Xi […]

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May 16th, 2017

CHINA China’s Economy Slowed in April in “Turning Point” Mark Magnier, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL China’s economic activity weakened more than expected last month on flagging factory demand, part of an anticipated gradual slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy for the rest of 2017. The weaker April data dovetails with other signs that China’s massive […]

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May 15th, 2017

CHINA Xi Jinping Positions China at Center of New Economic Order Jane Perlez and Keith Bradsher, THE NEW YORK TIMES Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping delivered a sweeping vision of a new economic global order on Sunday, positioning his country as an alternative to an inward-looking United States under President Trump. Mr. Xi, surrounded […]

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May 12th, 2017

CHINA Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Rally Displaced by Pro-Beijing Event, Organizers Say Mike Ives, THE NEW YORK TIMES Organizers of a pro-democracy rally held annually in July on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China said that they had been denied permission to use a downtown park, a move that threatens to raise tensions ahead […]

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