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05.20.15

China Liked TPP—Until U.S. Officials Opened Their Mouths

<p>After a brief but frightening setback for proponents, U.S. congressional leaders <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/us/path-to-pacific-trade-deal-may-open-in-senate-after-all.html" target="_blank">looked...

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05.11.15

Interactive Map: Follow the Roads, Railways, and Pipelines on China’s New Silk Road

Reid Standish & Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
Foreign Policy has put together an interactive guide tracking Beijing’s victories and obstacles along the new Silk Road. The list of participating countries is still not finalized, but with China forking out billions in trade deals and preferential...

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05.06.15

Online Reaction to Baltimore Protests Reveals Much About Chinese Tension with African Immigrants

<p>Several days ago, a Chinese friend and I were discussing the protests in Baltimore that erupted in response to the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/02/us/freddie-gray-autopsy-report-given-to-baltimore-prosecutors.html"...

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04.30.15

Will China Ban Katy Perry?

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
<p>On April 28, American pop singer Katy Perry gave her first-ever concert in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, the self-governing island which mainland China considers to be its sovereign territory. Tense relations between Taiwan and mainland...

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04.28.15

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Chinese Fugitives

Alexa Olesen
<p>Meet China’s 100 international most-wanted: a history professor, a driving instructor, and a government propaganda office cashier. Chinese graft-busters want you to know that one of them might be your neighbor.</p><p>On April 22...

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04.21.15

This Chart Explains Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Internet Censorship

David Wertime
<p>What goes through a Chinese web user’s head the moment before he or she hits the “publish” button? Pundits, scholars, and everyday netizens have spent years trying to parse the (ever-shifting) rules of the Chinese Internet. Although Chinese...

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04.15.15

Online Support–and Mockery–Await Chinese Feminists After Release

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
<p>On April 13, Chinese authorities <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/world/asia/china-releases-3-of-5-detained-womens-rights-activists.html?_r=0">released</a> on bail five feminist activists detained for over a...

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04.14.15

Henry Paulson: ‘Dealing with China’

Eric Fish
<p>Speaking at Asia Society New York on April 13 with <em>New Yorker</em> correspondent <a href="http://www.chinafile.com/contributors/evan-osnos" target="_blank">Evan Osnos</a>, former U.S. Treasury...

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04.13.15

The Chinese Internet Hates Hillary Clinton Even More than Republicans Do

Isaac Stone Fish
<p>On the afternoon of April 12, Hillary Clinton announced her long-expected decision to run for president in 2016. Within hours, Chinese news sites <a href="http://weibo.com/3921730119/Cd32hl13A?type=comment#_rnd1428955954141"...

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04.02.15

‘Obama Is Sitting Alone at a Bar Drinking a Consolation Beer’

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
<p>Danish and Chinese netizens have just shared in a collective guffaw at America’s expense. The online lampoonery came after Denmark <a href="http://www.thetimesgazette.com/denmark-applies-to-join-asian-infrastructure-investment-bank-...

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03.26.15

Brother, Can You Spare a Renminbi?

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
<p>Who deserves to be poor in modern China? One man in China’s southern Zhejiang province certainly seemed sympathetic: Each day, he pushed himself along the street on a homemade wooden skateboard, his apparently paralyzed legs tucked under...

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03.25.15

Was Lee Kuan Yew an Inspiration or a Race Traitor? Chinese Can’t Agree

Rachel Lu
<p>When Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore, <a href="http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/03/22/lee-kuan-yew-singapore/">passed away</a> at the ripe age of 91 on March 23, the elderly statesman was as controversial...

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03.20.15

China Has Its Own Anti-Vaxxers—Blame the Internet

Alexa Olesen
<p>While health officials in the United States and parts of Europe wrestle with a growing anti-vaccination, or “anti-vaxxer” movement, China is dealing with a less organized but similarly serious fear of immunizations. Social media reveals...

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03.10.15

China’s Good Girls Want Tattoos

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
<p>“It seems that Chinese men don’t want to marry a girl with tattoos,” <a href="http://www.douban.com/group/topic/51257110/">complained</a> one such girl on the Chinese online discussion platform Douban. She posted a...

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03.09.15

China’s Real Inconvenient Truth: Its Class Divide

Rachel Lu
<p>China is <a href="http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/03/02/chinas-national-conversation-on-pollution-has-finally-begun-chai-jing-documentary/">talking</a> about its pollution problem, but its equally serious class problem...

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