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Chinese Supporters of HK Protests Under Pressure

Since late July, Beijing has worked to promote its own counternarrative against protesters in Hong Kong. By this account, encapsulated in a recent letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which sought to guide foreign media coverage, the movement is a foreign-backed assault on national...

Weekend of Diplomatic Spats Ends in Cake Fight

A series of diplomatic spats over the weekend have renewed attention towards Beijing’s increasingly aggressive foreign policy. Disputes included threats by the Chinese Foreign Ministry towards the Canadian and U.S. governments...

Yang Hengjun Trial Expected Soon

Australian writer Yang Hengjun, who has been detained in China since January 2019, is expected to go on trial soon after his case was sent to the Beijing second intermediate court for prosecution. Yang's lawyer indicated he has...

In Shenzhen Speech, Xi Redefines “Opening Up”

Xi Jinping’s speech on the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone—the first of China’s market reform policy SEZs—outlined his vision for an increasingly domestically-oriented economy, better able...

Vatican Moves To Extend Secret Deal With Beijing

The Vatican has decided to extend a secret 2018 agreement with Beijing that governs the appointment of bishops in China. The 2018 Sino-Vatican deal, signed in the midst of crackdowns on religious expression, is believed to give...

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