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Tibet and the CIA: The War We Cancelled

Jonathan Mirsky discusses books by CIA veteran John Kenneth Knaus and anthropologist Carole McGranahan on the history and consequences of CIA operations in Tibet, which contributed to Beijing’s enduring suspicion of...

Yan Lianke: On China’s State-Sponsored Amnesia

In the New York Times, writer Yan Lianke discusses the historical amnesia that is afflicting China’s young generation, many of whom are not familiar with major events in China’s recent past, including the famine...

Pinocchio with Chinese Characteristics

In this week’s Drawing the News, online cartoonists ring the alarm bell on new Internet regulations, corrupt officials go fishing, and marionettes take on Chinese characteristics. New Internet regulations, announced by state...

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