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Chinese New Year: A Celebration of Divinity
Following the traditional lunar calendar of East Asia, the Chinese New Year falls on Feb. 5 this year. Its zodiac animal is the Pig and the year’s position in the 60-year cycle is jihai (己亥)....
In a Secret Trial, Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Received a 4-Year Sentence
Lawyer Wang Quanzhang, 42, has been sentenced to over four years’ imprisonment following a secret trial held in the city of Tianjin, to the protests of the Chinese rights community and his wife Li Wenzu....
Hope of Trade Deal Increases as U.S. and China Conclude Talks
From January 7-9, 2019, trade representatives from the governments of China and the United States met in Beijing for negotiations that could resolve the trade war that has been going on for more than half...
Readers Criticize Seattle Times Op-Ed for Pro-Beijing Slant
An op-ed in The Seattle Times has received heavy condemnation online for what readers saw as the author's one-sided view that the U.S.-China trade conflict is recklessly hurting business in Washington state. Robert Spitzer, co-leader...
How China Began a New Era of Repression
On Dec. 18, Chinese leaders celebrated the 40th anniversary of the “reform and opening up” that propelled their country from one of the world’s poorest to the second-biggest economy on earth. But despite the predictions...
The Microchip Battle in the US-China Trade War
Of the disputes between China and the United States, intellectual property theft is one of the biggest. The U.S. government has cited the trillions of dollars lost to Chinese espionage as a main reason for...
U.S. Passes Act Punishing Chinese Officials Who Restrict Tibet Access
President Donald Trump signed the “Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act” on Wednesday, Dec. 19, a law that calls for the U.S. government to investigate which Chinese officials are responsible for restricting access to American visitors...
Xi and Trump Negotiate 90-Day ‘Cease-fire’ in China-US Trade War
With the United States and China increasing tariffs on each others’ exports since the start of the trade war this spring, the meeting between the countries’ leaders on Dec. 1 in Argentina at the G-20...
The Magnanimous Emperor Taizong
In the 7th century A.D., China’s Sui Dynasty collapsed. Wasteful policies and civil war devastated the country and its people. Moving out from their northern stronghold of Taiyuan, aristocrat Li Yuan and his sons raised...