CHINA

Marking the End of Chinese New Year With Lanterns and Dumplings
This Feb. 19 is the 15th day of the first lunar month, making it the last day of traditional Chinese New Year festivities. Because of the religious origins of the festival, in which monks would...
Fresh US-China Trade Talks Highlight Need for Enforceability
Recent trade discussions with China’s Vice Premier Liu He in Washington have yielded important results, according to U.S. President Donald Trump and officials in his administration, but a lasting deal will hinge on whether Beijing...
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...