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  1. explainer
    What Is China Doing to the Uighurs in Xinjiang?Beijing claims it’s merely fighting extremism. But it’s been accused of committing atrocities against the Muslim minority group, including genocide.
  2. crackdowns
    Xi Jinping’s Simple Solution for Youth Video-Game AddictionChina’s approach is just a tad heavy-handed.
  3. lab-leak hypothesis
    U.S. Intelligence Review Inconclusive on COVID OriginsThe country’s spy agencies say they need more information to be able to say for sure where the virus came from.
  4. democracy
    Liberalism and Socialism Are Both in CrisisThe past decade of global warming and right-wing advance poses an existential threat to various visions of human progress.
  5. late capitalism
    China’s Sweeping Crackdown on Big Tech Is a Wake-Up Call for the U.S.The U.S. and China face similar economic problems. The latter is taking an increasingly anti-capitalist approach to solving them.
  6. foreign interests
    Can Biden Make America Lead the Free World Again?His Europe trip is meant to reassure allies that the U.S. is back in the business of global leadership, but long-term credibility will be a hard sell.
  7. covid-19
    The Implications of the Lab-Leak HypothesisThe epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch explains the risks of the virus research done at the Wuhan Institute.
  8. china
    China Reports First Human Case of H10N3 Bird FluThe chances of this avian strain of the flu spreading far and wide seem very low, officials said.
  9. international affairs
    China Will Allow Married Couples to Have 3 ChildrenThe country is facing a significant demographic crisis, but most experts are skeptical that boosting the child limit again will reverse the trend.
  10. covid-19
    Biden Joins the COVID Lab-Leak-Theory DebateThe president says that U.S. intelligence is considering the theory and he wants them to push harder to answer where the coronavirus originated.
  11. the national interest
    How the Liberal Media Dismissed the Lab-Leak Theory and Smeared Its SupportersReporters turned an ambiguous story into “moral clarity.”
  12. foreign interests
    The U.S. Is Playing Catch-Up at Vaccine DiplomacyAmerica can still make a major difference in the efforts to get COVID-19 vaccines into arms globally, but Russia and China have a big head start.
  13. death from above
    Congratulations, You Weren’t Crushed by Space Debris TodayThat enormous Chinese space rocket has finished its uncontrolled fall back to earth.
  14. politics
    Biden’s Workmanlike Love Song to the Middle ClassHis speech was well crafted to sell his priorities to voters in and just beyond the Democratic Party.
  15. foreign policy
    Secretary Swell on a Pissed-Off PlanetGroomed on Park Avenue and in the 16th Arrondissement, Secretary of State Antony Blinken confronts a world that just might be post-diplomacy.
  16. foreign policy
    The First U.S. Meeting With China Under Biden Didn’t Go So SmoothlyChinese diplomats accused the U.S. government of “slaughtering” Black Americans. U.S. officials said their counterparts were “grandstanding.”
  17. covid-19
    How the West Lost COVIDHow did so many rich countries get it so wrong? How did others get it so right?
  18. build back better
    Why Biden’s Next Bill May Be a ‘China Package’Fear of China’s economic strength has spurred bipartisan support for public investment in U.S. manufacturing.
  19. global politics
    Only the Left Can Save Globalization NowTo restore shared prosperity and avert a new cold war, progressives must disavow protectionism and make globalism great again.
  20. china
    Where in the World Is Jack Ma?One of China’s richest men hasn’t been seen or heard from since he criticized Beijing in a speech two months ago.
  21. sex scandals
    The China Sex Spy Scandal Is a Reminder: Don’t Govern While HornyA Chinese spy got to know some prominent American politicians — including former presidential candidate Eric Swalwell.
  22. hong kong
    Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Lawmakers Resign En Masse Over Chinese TakeoverThe resignation of an entire pro-democracy bloc occurred hours after Beijing passed a law allowing the ouster of any legislator who expressed dissent.
  23. pivot
    China Is Now the Amazon of GeopoliticsKara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss how the patient zero of the pandemic has emerged in a stronger economic position than ever.
  24. tech
    Trump Administration to Ban WeChat and TikTok From App StoresBut TikTok will still be available to use for at least a few weeks, and probably beyond.
  25. the top line
    We’re Heading Toward the Worst Possible Outcome on TikTokIt’s likely that the deal will enrich the Trump-allied firm Oracle without the upside of reduced Chinese influence that we were supposed to get.
  26. republican national convention
    Republicans Promised a Convention, But Delivered Crazy TalkOn the first night of the RNC, speakers worshipped Trump but rarely mentioned their party, and many went over the brink with wild anti-Biden rhetoric.
  27. coronavirus
    Hong Kong’s Key to Keeping COVID Out Is in Its AirportWill the rapid, intensive screening at the Hong Kong airport continue to protect the densely populated city once traffic increases again?
  28. hong kong
    Hong Kong’s Media Crackdown Has Begun in EarnestA pro-democracy newspaper owner was arrested for colluding with a foreign power, a charge that could mean life in prison.
  29. tiktok
    What’s Going on With Trump’s TikTok Ban and the Microsoft Deal?As TikTok users continue to hold their looped breath, Microsoft is again trying to acquire the app after dealing with some Trump-prompted confusion.
  30. foreign interests
    Trump’s Reelection Woes, Not Policy, Are Root of Escalating China TensionsPresident Trump’s decision to shutter the Houston consulate is supposedly about Chinese espionage, but it makes more sense as a reelection tactic.
  31. coronavirus
    United States, World Leader in COVID-19 Deaths, to Leave WHOThe Trump administration has officially notified the U.N. that the United States will leave the World Health Organization in 2021.
  32. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: China Is a Genocidal MenaceIt’s time we treat the country as the rogue dictatorship that it is.
  33. vision 2020
    China Is Going to Be a Big Issue in the 2020 Campaign. But What Does That Mean?The pandemic and Trump’s bellicose rhetoric will keep Beijing front and center in American politics. Democrats see risks and rewards in that.
  34. international affairs
    Trump Has Already Put Himself in No Position to Help Hong KongEven if he wants to, the president has neither the leverage, the diplomatic skill, nor the credibility to stand up to China over its new power grab.
  35. international affairs
    Hong Kong’s Independence May Not Survive the PandemicA new law would give China unprecedented power to crack down on the city’s democratic movement, and there’s not much the U.S. can do to stop it.
  36. vision 2020
    Team Trump Goes Negative on Biden Early and HeavilyTrump needs to make this a “contrast” election rather than a referendum on his presidency, fast.
  37. the national interest
    Trump Thinks He Can Make China Pay for the Virus Like Mexico Paid for the WallTrump officials are pressuring U.S. intelligence to support their theory that COVID-19 came from a lab.
  38. just asking questions
    Why Humanity Will Probably Botch the Next Pandemic, TooA conversation with Mike Davis, author of 2005’s The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu, about nationalism, capitalism, and COVID-19.
  39. coronavirus
    In the Midst of a Pandemic, Trump Again Cuts Funding That May Prevent PandemicsThe White House has rescinded $3.7 million for a study on bat-to-human coronavirus transmission — despite evidence that is how COVID-19 first spread.
  40. the national interest
    Private Republican Coronavirus Memo: ‘Don’t Defend Trump’A smoking-gun document shows Republicans are blaming China because they realize Trump’s response is literally indefensible.
  41. just asking questions
    Why the U.S. Coronavirus Crisis Is More Trump’s Fault Than the WHO or ChinaA leading critic of Trump’s coronavirus response explains why offshoring blame for the U.S. outbreak just underlines the president’s failure.
  42. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Coronavirus Doesn’t Have a Social MessageThere is a pathogen trying to replicate itself in our bodies. Everything else is projection.
  43. coronavirus
    Is Coronavirus Ushering in a Chinese Future?The world has experienced the pandemic on terms largely defined by one country. That might not be a temporary phenomenon.
  44. the national interest
    Trump Campaign’s Genius Plan to Blame China for the Coronavirus Has One FlawTrump actually loves the Chinese government way more than Joe Biden does.
  45. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: It’s Time for Conscious Uncoupling With ChinaThe pandemic has offered a dose of reality to a world suffering from many delusions — including ones about a communist dictatorship.
  46. coronavirus
    Best-Case Scenario for Coronavirus Is That It’s More Infectious Than We ThinkWe are stunningly ignorant about the virus that’s shutting down the world. Some of that uncertainty includes reasons for hope.
  47. covid-19
    Life After COVID-19: The View From BeijingThe Chinese lockdown has been “astounding, unprecedented, and medieval.” What does normalcy even look like afterward?
  48. coronavirus
    U.S. Intelligence: China Covered Up Extent of Coronavirus OutbreakChina’s reporting on COVID-19 cases is intentionally incomplete, the intelligence community reportedly told the White House in a classified report.
  49. coronavirus
    Asian Areas Lauded for Coronavirus Response See a New Wave of CasesHong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan have a new lesson for the U.S. — don’t let up too soon.
  50. international affairs
    The U.S. and China Should Be United on COVID-19. Instead, They’re Fighting.Leaders in both countries see the outbreak as an opportunity to stir up the kind of xenophobia that has served them well.
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