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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.

What the Doomsday Clock is really counting down to

The great population growth slowdown

22 things we think will happen in 2022

22 predictions we made in 2021, and the 13 we got right

What happens when omicron hits China

What the US’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics does — and doesn’t — mean

What Peng Shuai’s rape accusation says about China

What one American’s case says about the future of the courts in Hong Kong

Maybe losing the AI race to China isn’t such a bad idea

When removing a statue actually is antidemocratic

The many signals China is sending with its Taiwan flyovers

“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

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