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  1. just asking questions
    What on Earth Is China’s COVID Strategy Now?Nancy Qian on why the country is sticking to its quixotic and damaging attempt to stamp out the virus.
  2. foreign interests
    The Dismantling of Hong KongSince 2019, my hometown has slowly transformed into a brutal, unrecognizable place. Then came Omicron.
  3. foreign interests
    Biden Says U.S. Will Defend Taiwan Against China — or Maybe NotThe president’s comment indicated an aggressive change in policy. The White House quickly walked it back.
  4. covid-19
    Locked Down in ShanghaiTwo residents describe a city coming apart at the seams.
  5. foreign interests
    Why China Probably Won’t Send Military Aid to RussiaBeijing has an interest in helping Putin — in ways that don’t expose it to the threat of western sanctions.
  6. the money game
    ‘Buy the Dip’ Goes BustFrom Wall Street to r/WallStreetBets, traders find their pandemic strategy doesn’t work anymore.
  7. politics
    Is Peter Thiel Trying to Buy a Fight With China?The tech billionaire turned GOP megadonor is betting big on candidates who happen to be China hawks.
  8. politics
    A Guide to Congress’s Jam-Packed FebruaryDemocrats’ to-do list includes salvaging Build Back Better, reforming election laws, and avoiding a shutdown — and they know time is running out.
  9. our climate
    The World Can’t Go Green and Nuclear FreeNuclear energy is the only existing non-carbon technology that can compensate for renewables’ liabilities.
  10. finance
    Chamath Palihapitiya Is ‘Not Even Sure That China Is a Dictatorship’When the VC downplayed Uighur oppression on a podcast, he didn’t mention his deep business ties to China.
  11. china
    Peng Shuai Not at All Suspiciously Recants AccusationsSurely this will assuage everyone’s concerns, right?
  12. pivot
    Will China Really Face a Corporate Reckoning in 2022?Scott Galloway and Kara Swisher are skeptical that much will change in big business’s relationship to an increasingly authoritarian state.
  13. foreign policy
    U.S. Announces Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing OlympicsAmerican athletes will still be able to compete, but no U.S. delegation will attend in an effort to call out China’s human rights abuses.
  14. peng shuai
    Women’s Tennis Suspends Tournaments in China Over Treatment of Peng ShuaiThe WTA president said he doubted that doubles star Peng Shuai was “safe and not subject to censorship” following her sexual-assault allegation.
  15. self-censorship
    Jamie Dimon Quickly Backtracks on Mild China JokeHe needs to stay on the country’s good side, and Xi Jinping isn’t known for his sense of humor.
  16. sports
    Women’s Tennis Had to Stand Up to ChinaOther sports could get away without direct confrontation. Peng Shuai feels like a turning point.
  17. china
    IOC Says Missing Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai Told Them She’s SafeShe hadn’t been seen in public since accusing a former government official of sexual assault — prompting international concern about her welfare.
  18. china
    Missing Chinese Tennis Player ‘Sends’ Very Disconcerting EmailPeng Shuai accused a prominent politician of sexual assault. Now, nobody knows where she is.
  19. china
    Xi Jinping’s Cult of Personality Gets a Big BoostThe increasingly autocratic leader will probably be in charge for a long time.
  20. sports
    Boston Celtics Games Blocked in China After Kanter Calls for a ‘Free Tibet’In a nearly three-minute video, Kanter called Xi Jinping a “brutal dictator” and called for Tibetan independence.
  21. nuclear arms race
    China Tested a Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile: ReportThe weapon is harder to track and destroy than a ballistic missile.
  22. taiwan
    U.S. Troops Have Reportedly Been in Taiwan for Over a YearThe U.S military is reportedly training Taiwanese forces as China encroaches closer to the island’s airspace.
  23. the money game
    What Can the U.S. Learn from China’s Crackdown on Crypto?“It’s telling that the world’s most robust economy says, ‘Big tech is a danger and we need prevent what has happened in America from happening here.’”
  24. the money game
    Why Trouble at a Chinese Real-Estate Company Led to a U.S. Stock Market PlungeWall Street seems to be wrapping its head around just how fast things are changing in Xi’s China. Evergrande’s woes are emblematic of those changes.
  25. 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.
  26. crackdowns
    Xi Jinping’s Simple Solution for Youth Video-Game AddictionChina’s approach is just a tad heavy-handed.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. covid-19
    The Implications of the Lab-Leak HypothesisThe epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch explains the risks of the virus research done at the Wuhan Institute.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. the national interest
    How the Liberal Media Dismissed the Lab-Leak Theory and Smeared Its SupportersReporters turned an ambiguous story into “moral clarity.”
  36. 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.
  37. death from above
    Congratulations, You Weren’t Crushed by Space Debris TodayThat enormous Chinese space rocket has finished its uncontrolled fall back to earth.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.”
  41. covid-19
    How the West Lost COVIDHow did so many rich countries get it so wrong? How did others get it so right?
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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