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Britain to Import School Textbooks from Chinese Communist Party Publisher

Britain to Import School Textbooks from Chinese Communist Party Publisher

Britain will import Chinese math textbooks and Chinese teaching methods for schools throughout the country. The decision was lauded in Shanghai as a “delightful” soft-power boost for China.

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Paul Manafort Advising Chinese Billionaire on U.S. Infrastructure Projects

Paul Manafort Advising Chinese Billionaire on U.S. Infrastructure Projects

Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, under investigation for his Russian ties and money laundering, will advise Chinese billionaire Yan Jiehe on gaining access to lucrative infrastructure projects in the U.S.

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China Attempts to Censor Western Universities

China Attempts to Censor Western Universities

A University of California-San Diego Chinese students’ organization attempted to censor a graduation speech by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

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China Tightens Censorship As Trump Takes Office

China Tightens Censorship As Trump Takes Office

News outlets in China were ordered to “downplay” the U.S. inauguration, and to publish only reports from central state media.

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Pro-China Groups Protest Taiwan President’s U.S. Visit

Pro-China Groups Protest Taiwan President’s U.S. Visit

The protest received little attention in the U.S. but was widely reported in China as evidence of “overseas Chinese” support for Beijing’s “one-China” policy.

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Beijing’s ‘One-China Policy’ is an Authoritarian Absurdity

Beijing’s ‘One-China Policy’ is an Authoritarian Absurdity

Let’s get real: Taiwan has never been a part of the People’s Republic of China. Nor do most of its citizens have any interest in being part of the PRC.

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Chinese Censorship Comes to Miss World Pageant

Chinese Censorship Comes to Miss World Pageant

Lin was banned from participating in the 2015 pageant held in China and has now been barred from speaking on human rights at this year’s contest in the U.S.

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Welcoming Neighbors and Cleaning its House: China’s Interesting Week

Welcoming Neighbors and Cleaning its House: China’s Interesting Week

The visit of President Duterte could signal a shift in regional alliances. And the Communist Party is showing its commitment to cracking down on corruption.

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The Neglected G20: Understanding China’s “Hangzhou Model”

The Neglected G20: Understanding China’s “Hangzhou Model”

The G20 Hangzhou Summit was a glitzy event for China’s diplomacy. Considered a success by Chinese media, the Summit received little international coverage.

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China Long March Event Met with Protest in California

China Long March Event Met with Protest in California

The event was not cancelled, thanks to the First Amendment right of free expression which does not exist in China under Communist Party rule.

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San Francisco Politicians Pander to China on National Day

San Francisco Politicians Pander to China on National Day

Question: When was the last time the mayor of a major Chinese city attended an American Independence Day celebration or raised an American flag over the city hall? Answer: Never.

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Wu Jianmin’s Rational Diplomacy

Wu Jianmin’s Rational Diplomacy

On June 18th, former Chinese Ambassador to France Wu Jianmin died in a car accident. Without him, some expect hawkish views to become dominant in Beijing.

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China Censors Warn against Promotion of “Western Lifestyles” on TV

China Censors Warn against Promotion of “Western Lifestyles” on TV

Wishing to appear strong and confident, China’s rulers only reveal their own weakness and fear through such absurd ideological campaigns.

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The South China Sea Dispute: Should China denounce the UNCLOS?

The South China Sea Dispute: Should China denounce the UNCLOS?

When the result of the arbitration on the South China Sea dispute was announced, the Chinese government and the public reacted strongly.

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Beijing Slices Sushi over Disputed Islands

Beijing Slices Sushi over Disputed Islands

Last week, some 200 Chinese fishing boats were escorted by 13 coast guard vessels to waters just off Japanese-controlled islands claimed by both countries.

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