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  • The rise of China as a digital totalitarian state

    The more Chinese society digitizes, the more the state manipulates and controls.

    Washington Post
  • Chinese and US officials scuffled over 'nuclear football' during 2017 Trump visit – report

    Secret service teams clashed in November when Chinese agents tried to stop case carrying US nuclear codes from entering Beijing’s Great Hall of the People A skirmish involving the United States “nuclear football” reportedly broke out in Beijing last year just hours after Donald Trump had flown in for what he later hailed as an “absolutely terrific” visit. Trump arrived in the Chinese capital on 8 November for what his hosts had promised would be a “state visit-plus”. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • World View: Concerns Grow over China’s Covert Infiltration into New Zealand’s Government

    Contents: Concerns grow over China's covert infiltration into New Zealand's government; New Zealand MP Jian Yang faces heavy scrutiny from covert links to China's military; Anne-Marie Brady's report, 'Magic Weapons', documents China's global influence strategy - China | National Security

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  • China's Political Climate Crushes One More Dream

    Timothy B. Weston Politics, Asia Over the past five years, during the tenure of President Xi, cultural and intellectual life in China has steadily become less free. For years, the independently owned and operated Jifeng Bookstore (季风书园) was by almost any measure the best in Shanghai. It offered not only the latest works on Chinese economics and politics, but also translations of foreign works on a wide range of topics. Photos of Western authors such as Baudelaire, Foucault, Wittgenstein and...

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  • Xi Jinping's Lunar New Year Message to Communists: China Is 'Leading the Times'

    Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping delivered a celebratory speech to the country on Wednesday in anticipation of the Lunar New Year, declaring that China had now begun "leading the times" and the Chinese people should approach the new year with a commitment to "nurture and practice core socialist values."

    Breitbart
  • China’s new Silk Road conundrum

    Beijing’s quest for total control puts its global ambitions at risk.

    Washington Post
  • Russia and China are developing 'destructive' space weapons, US intelligence warns

    Russia and China could soon possess "destructive" space weapons that could be used against the U.S., American intelligence said.

    CNBC
  • 'You are our lucky star': Chinese media in overdrive on Xi Jinping's New Year tour

    China’s president visits deprived corners of the country, attracting lavish praise from state media Xi Jinping has flown into one of rural China’s most deprived corners to champion his war on extreme poverty before the country’s week-long Lunar New Year holiday. Related: Britain trying to headline grab in South China Sea, says state media Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • The global space race, 2.0

    Outer space once again becomes a geopolitical arena.

    Washington Post
  • Congress Is Right to Stand Up for Taiwan

    J. Michael Cole Politics, Asia A bill working its way through Capitol Hill could allow senior U.S. officials to travel to Taiwan. The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations passed the Taiwan Travel Act on February 7, 2018, a bill that would permit exchanges and visits by senior Taiwanese and American government officials. Seen by Beijing as a ploy to undermine “one China,” the bill has also attracted criticism by some American academics, who regard the move as “unnecessary” and...

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  • China to select theaters nationwide to show propaganda films

    China plans to select 5,000 movie theaters to screen propaganda films, and has strategies to boost box office sales.

    CNBC
  • China charges former rising political star with bribery

    A former Politburo member once seen as a rising star in Chinese politics has been charged with bribery, becoming the highest-ranking serving official to be ensnared by President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign, now in its sixth year.

    Washington Post
  • Alibaba's 'Digital Free Trade Zone' has some worried about China links to Malaysia

    A new scheme between Alibaba and Malaysia has many worried about a possible hit to small businesses in the Southeast Asian country.

    CNBC
  • Back to the Future: The Potential of Great-Power Conflict

    Gabriel Glickman Security, Asia “We are facing global disorder, characterized by decline in the long-standing rules-based international order.” The world is going backwards into the future—the latest evidence being the new National Defense Strategy (NDS), which anticipates a possible great-power transition from the United States to China. There are two components of the new release: one is an unclassified synopsis that is eleven pages long and is available to the public, the other is a much...

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  • Why the dream of Empire 2.0 is still 'cobblers'

    No one asked if the post-Brexit vision of Empire 2.0 was shared by the states once part of the British empire. When they did, the answer was unexpected Twelve years after William the Conqueror sailed across what is now known as the English channel to invade England and claim the Crown in 1066, he constructed the Tower of London. Defiant locals viewed the stone Tower, built into the remnants of the city’s Roman wall, as a symbol of the oppression of the continental regime. For the new monarch it...

    the Guardian
  • In China’s Coal Country, a Ban Brings Blue Skies and Cold Homes

    Seeking cleaner skies, China is moving aggressively to reduce its dependence on coal. This environmentalism from above has had problems and successes.

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  • Trump’s ‘America First’ meets China’s ‘community of common destiny’

    Jacksonian-style populism and an ancient Chinese philosophy come face to face.

    Washington Post
  • China Is Furious With Rex Tillerson

    Curt Mills Security, Latin America The U.S. Secretary of State’s recent pointed words—and Beijing’s subsequent furious response—indicate Xi is worried America is finally prepared to disrupt China’s inroads into Latin America. True to form, the Trump administration is keeping all options on the table: even armed intervention in Venezuela, as the president explicitly floated in August. Secretary of State of Rex Tillerson stated his belief over the weekend that there will likely be “a change” in...

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