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News and analysis about China, a country with the world's second-largest economy, a terrible record on human rights, and global ambitions.

“Neoliberalism has really ruptured”: Adam Tooze on the legacy of 2020

How your favorite jeans might be fueling a human rights crisis

Cotton’s connection to forced labor by Uyghurs in Xinjiang ought to have you rethinking fast fashion.

Will China’s national security law break Hong Kong as a business hub?

The danger of anti-China rhetoric

China’s national security legislation is destroying Hong Kong’s rule of law

China is buying Muslim leaders’ silence on the Uyghurs

China extends reach in Hong Kong over Tiananmen Square vigil

Why there’s talk about China starting a war with Taiwan

Ben Rhodes is worried about Joe Biden’s climate change and China policies

A pro-democracy activist on Hong Kong’s year of turmoil: “The city itself is dying”

The future of AI is being shaped right now. How should policymakers respond?

Why China is still clinging to coal

Don’t expect the US and China to be friendly anytime soon

How the US and China can jump-start cooperation on climate change

The first US-China meeting reveals a “rough start” to relations

Biden’s meeting with “the Quad,” a new alliance to counter China, explained

China rewrites Hong Kong’s election rules to guarantee Beijing “patriots” stay in power

China’s genocide against the Uyghurs, in 4 disturbing charts

Tom Cotton’s big plan to “beat China,” explained

How will Biden handle China and Russia? Look at his calls with Xi and Putin.

John Kerry promises US climate change diplomacy won’t lead to weaker China policy

US: China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity against Uighur Muslims

Hong Kong arrests over 50 democracy activists in an unprecedented crackdown

How military superiority made America less safe

How China’s “wolf warrior” diplomats use Twitter to troll Beijing’s enemies

Japan and South Korea have started to ditch global coal projects. Will China follow suit?

3 Hong Kong pro-democracy icons were sentenced to prison in huge blow to protest movement

In China, nearly 1 million people have reportedly already gotten a coronavirus vaccine

Why China just got around to congratulating Biden on his 2020 win

China’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2060, explained

The bogus Steve Bannon-backed study claiming China created the coronavirus, explained

China has quietly vaccinated more than 100,000 people for Covid-19 before completing safety trials

China may double its nuclear arsenal in just 10 years. Don’t panic.

Your face mask — and your T-shirt — might have been made with Uighur forced labor

A top Hong Kong pro-democracy figure was arrested. Beijing isn’t playing around.

5 real steps the US could take to help Uighurs in China

The US-China “cold war” reaches Houston

Hong Kong’s future under China’s new security law, explained

TikTok pulls out of Hong Kong as tech companies push back against new security law

Donald Trump is vulnerable on China. So is Joe Biden.