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  1. word soup
    Zedd Is Permanently Banned From China for Liking a South Park TweetIt makes less sense the more you think about it.
  2. nba
    The NBA Is Making Its China Problem WorseBy throwing out protesting fans and shutting down questions from reporters, the league is making sure the issue doesn’t go away.
  3. the top line
    Can the NBA Split Chinese Consumers From the Chinese Government?We are about to learn whether American firms have more power in our economic relationship with China than we realized.
  4. the cost of doing business
    Marco Rubio ‘Disgusted’ by NBA Deference to China. He Should Feel Right at Home.The senator regularly decries autocrats abroad while declining to fight them at home.
  5. games
    The NBA’s China Posture Is Indefensible. It’s Also Inevitable.Because the league’s players are all in business there, a backlash to the backlash isn’t going to happen, either.
  6. global politics
    The NBA–Hong Kong Controversy Suggests History Isn’t Ending How We’d PlannedEconomic integration was supposed to bring democracy to China. Instead, it’s brought Chinese state censorship to corporate America.
  7. snl
    SNL’s Bowen Yang Fills the Void in Our Hearts As ‘Trade Daddy’He’s here and he’s angry.
  8. the national interest
    Trump Just Committed More High Crimes on the White House LawnPresident openly tells two countries to investigate his political rivals.
  9. the top line
    This Is How Trump Will Tank the Economy and His PresidencyTrump’s trade war might be headed into a self-reinforcing death spiral.
  10. the national interest
    Trump Is Melting Down Because China Won’t Give In on TradeTrump’s international disputes usually end quietly. This one might be different.
  11. foreign interests
    Trump’s Empty Threats to China Won’t Help Hong KongThe Trump administration’s tough talk on holding up already-stalled trade talks won’t keep Beijing from cracking down on protesters in Hong Kong.
  12. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump Is Panicked That His Trade War Will Start a RecessionIf the economy tanks, his supporters will sour on him and his already precarious election prospects will tank, too. And he knows it.
  13. trade war
    Trump Just Admitted That Tariffs Hurt ConsumersAfter insisting that China “paid” his tariffs, Trump delayed a new round of duties to spare “U.S. customers” during “the Christmas season.”
  14. foreign interests
    If China Cracks Down on Hong Kong, There’s Little Anyone Can Do to Stop ItBeijing has reason to tread carefully. But if it doesn’t, there’s not much the international community can do — especially with Trump standing aside.
  15. the top line
    China’s Not a Currency Manipulator AnymoreHilariously, Trump’s “currency manipulator” designation is aimed at China’s failure to manipulate its currency as we wanted.
  16. the top line
    China’s Yuan Devaluation Poses a Major Reelection Risk to Donald TrumpThe sharp decline in stocks underlines how this escalation in trade tensions could have some serious economic consequences.
  17. the top line
    The Fed May Have Had No Choice But to Confuse Us AllJerome Powell faces an interesting challenge: how be clear about his intentions, even as he’s improvising to clean up Trump’s messes.
  18. facebook
    The Senate Hates Facebook’s CryptocurrencyA show of bipartisan dislike characterized today’s Banking Committee hearings on Libra. Facebook might be okay with that.
  19. tariffs
    Does Trump Love Tariffs More Than He Loves the Bible?Trump’s beloved tariffs against China, as proposed, could devastate production of Bibles to the dismay of his conservative Christian base.
  20. foreign interests
    Trump’s G20 Trip Was a Victory for DictatorsAt the summit, President Trump cemented his friendships with authoritarian leaders like Putin and Kim, while giving short shrift to democratic allies.
  21. trade war
    Trump’s Big Tariff Threat Against China Is Officially a FlopChina appears to have called Trump’s bluff and extracted significant concessions, but there’s still no end in sight for the trade war.
  22. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Next Step for Gay PrideThis is a moment to reflect on what has been achieved — and the remarkable possibilities for LGBT culture that stand before us.
  23. hong kong
    Hong Kong Protests: Photos and Videos of Massive Crowds and Police ClashesDemonstrations over an extradition bill turned violent in Hong Kong Wednesday.
  24. just asking questions
    Talking to China Expert James McGregor About Trump’s Haphazard Trade WarAn American author and China specialist discusses how Beijing views the trade war as an opportunity, while Trump is alienating possible allies.
  25. the economy
    Trump’s Two-Front Trade War Is UnsustainableIt appeared that Trump was, for once, behaving strategically on trade. Not anymore.
  26. the top line
    The Trade War Is Getting Big Enough to Hurt the EconomyThe stock and bond markets are saying there might be a real problem.
  27. the top line
    Trump Is Adjusting His Trade Strategy to Be More RealisticAnd this looks like a nod at something Trump hates: multilateralism.
  28. the top line
    Trump’s Tariffs Only Work If Americans Pay ThemThis fact is inseparable from the president’s eagerness to impose them.
  29. trade war
    Trump Makes Wild, Improbable Tariff Threat to China Ahead of Trade TalksThe president could also just think its sweeps week for his trade war.
  30. sri lanka attacks
    Outside the U.S., Persecution of Christians Is Real, As Sri Lanka Bombings ShowIn an increasing number of countries, particularly in Asia, Christians face challenges a lot more stressful than “Happy Holidays” greetings.
  31. mar-a-lago
    Did the Secret Service Catch a Chinese Spy in Mar-a-Lago?Yujing Zhang was caught sneaking into the president’s club carrying four phones, a laptop, and a thumb drive full of malware.
  32. huawei
    The FBI Ran a Sting on Huawei While a Bloomberg Reporter WatchedAfter Huawei asked a start-up for a sample of its diamond-coated glass for smartphones, things quickly got very complicated.
  33. the top line
    China’s Economic Loss Is Not Likely to Be America’s GainGlobalism was hard on American workers — as would be any move away from it.
  34. the top line
    China Is Losing Trump’s Trade War — and So Are WeThe blowback to U.S. firms is so foreseeable, Trump’s own economic adviser is going on TV to say his policy is going to reduce corporate profits.
  35. apple
    The iPhone Has Big Problems in China — and Across the GlobeApple is blaming sagging iPhone sales on its struggles in China, but its problems run deeper than that.
  36. google
    Google’s Project to Create a Censored Search Engine for China StallsThe main database Google was using to train itself how to censor search results has been cut off over privacy worries.
  37. smartphones
    The Chinese Smartphone Manufacturers That Will Make Your Next Next PhoneA guide to the Chinese smartphone companies you’re going to be very familiar with soon.
  38. the top line
    The Stock Market Plunged Yesterday, for ReasonsWere investors making too much of Trump’s “Tariff Man” tweet?
  39. the top line
    Will Congress Take Away Trump’s Keys on Trade?Trump is likely to be even more keen to pick trade fights in the next two years. Expect a backlash on Capitol Hill — even in the GOP.
  40. politics
    Farm Bankruptcies Are on the Rise, and Trump’s Trade War Isn’t HelpingMidwest farmers’ financial troubles stoked fears of a repeat of the ‘80s farm crisis, and Trump’s policies offer little hope for relief.
  41. welcome to the resistance
    The Chinese Government Is Still Feuding With Winnie the PoohPiglet has established a Vichy regime in the Hundred Acre Wood.
  42. controversy
    What to Know About Dolce & Gabbana’s Canceled Shanghai ShowA racist ad and bizarre messages sent from Stefano Gabbana’s Instagram account led to the cancellation of the largest show in the brand’s history.
  43. 2038
    In 20 Years, China Will Be on Mars — and the U.S. Will Be an IslandOn this week’s episode of 2038, writer Bruno Maçães lays out a future in which America marginalizes itself as China builds a new world order.
  44. artificial intelligence
    Should This Chinese AI Bot Replace All News Anchors?A hard question with no easy answers.
  45. business
    How Mister Softee Got Driven Out of ChinaTurner Sparks brought the iconic New York ice-cream truck to Suzhou. It was a hit. Then the hammer fell.
  46. life after warming
    Could One Man Single-Handedly Ruin the Planet?Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro isn’t just a threat to Brazilian democracy. His war on the Amazon rainforest endangers the world.
  47. global tech
    How Technology Is Transforming Rural ChinaA Q&A with scholar and programmer Xiaowei Wang on her upcoming book, Tech Goes Down to the Country.
  48. mysteries
    Fan Bingbing Spotted After Months-Long DisappearanceIn dark glasses and a baseball cap at the Beijing airport.
  49. the national interest
    Trump Is Starting a Cold War with China to Distract From the Russia ScandalNew defense against the Russia scandal: “What about China?”
  50. global tech
    What Motivates China’s Entrepreneurs? A Conversation With Kai-Fu LeeTechnologist and venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee talks WeChat, AI, and how the Chinese government finally encouraged entrepreneurship.
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