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Leo Timm

Leo Timm covers China-related news, culture, and history. Follow him on Twitter at @kunlunpeaks
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‘Beautiful’ Globalism: Eileen Gu to Be US Olympic Ambassador After Competing for China in Beijing 2022
Speaking with TIME in New York, skiing champion Eileen Gu, who was born in the U.S. but competed for the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the 2022 Beijing Olympics, announced June 7 that she...
Despite Ban, Hongkongers Gather to Mourn Tiananmen Massacre
Even as space for free expression and assembly in Hong Kong disappears under communist rule, some of the city's people have taken the risk and continued the time-honored event of commemorating the June 4th Tiananmen...
Secretary Blinken Outlines Policy Towards China At George Washington University
In China Policy Address, Blinken Stresses ‘Rules-based Order’, Downplays Confrontation
After over a year in office, the Biden administration has unveiled its “Approach to the People’s Republic of China” in remarks given by Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday, May 26 in Washington, D.C....
Incoming Hong Kong Leader John Lee Strengthens Xi’s Authority Over City
John Lee Ka-chiu, Hong Kong’s former Security Security and a career policeman, has been selected to replace the city’s outgoing Chief Executive Carrie Lam.Lee, 64, was the sole candidate and received 99 percent of the...
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China Says H3N8 Bird Flu Has Jumped to Humans
A four-year-old in central China's Henan Province has contracted the H3N8 variant of the influenza virus, which was previously only known to be present in dogs, horses, and seals. The case, which was announced on...
China Deploys Censorship, Police Threats to Maintain Control Over ‘Zero-COVID’ Narrative
Authorities across China have resorted to increasingly harsher measures in the face of public backlash to the Communist Party’s draconian “Zero-COVID” restrictions, which currently are impacting life and work for hundreds of millions of Chinese. ...
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Sudden Closure of Beijing-based Duowei News Highlights Political Struggle in China
News analysis Duowei News, a Chinese-language online media outlet that had its headquarters in Beijing yet was allowed to publish articles critical of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and current leader Xi Jinping for years,...
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Russia’s March Through Izyum Could Determine Fate of Ukrainian Eastern Front
Russian buildup around key city imperils tens of thousands of Ukrainian troops in eastern Donbass region Russian forces have held the eastern Ukrainian city of Izyum for weeks, fending off several Ukrainian counterattacks on an...
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US Senators Visit Taiwan, Prompting Major PLA Military Drills Near Island
The arrival of six U.S. senators in Taiwan on April 15 has elicited angry response from Communist China, which announced major military drills the following day.  Led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the delegation met...
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‘Control Your Soul’s Desire for Freedom’: Authorities Use Drones to Keep Desperate Shanghai Residents Confined to Their Homes
The lockdown of China’ largest city and most important financial center has gone on for two weeks, leaving many without reliable access to food and other necessities. Despite this, Communist Party authorities have not let...
New Report Shows Chinese Doctors Used Organ Harvesting as a Method of Execution
Chinese transplants violated the ‘dead donor rule,’ according to 71 papers published from 1980 to 2015 For years, the Chinese authorities have boasted of the country’s growing organ transplant industry, which Beijing says will overtake...
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Currently Under Investigation, China’s Former Justice Minister Fu Zhenghua Is Officially Expelled From Posts
Chinese state media Xinhua on March 31 announced the expulsion of Fu Zhenghua, the country’s retired Minister of Justice and a former high-ranking police official, from his posts in the government and Communist Party. The...