CHINA

China’s Leaders Eager for Trade Deal With the US
As the trade war ceasefire agreed to last December continues, officials in Beijing and Washington struggle to reach a trade deal that will be acceptable to both the Trump administration and the Chinese leadership under...
Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, delivered a speech at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club on March 8.
US Envoy for Religious Freedom Takes China to Task in Hong Kong
Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom, delivered a speech during a visit to Hong Kong strongly criticizing the People’s Republic of China for its “war on faith.” Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club...
Trump’s Summit With Kim Jong-un Sends Signal to China
U.S. President Trump, refusing to accept North Korean requests for a complete lifting of sanctions, chose instead to walk away from the Hanoi talks between him and Chairman Kim Jong-un without a deal. Afterward, Trump...
Film Exposing Confucius Institutes Screens in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. — An hour-long panel discussion at Portland State University followed the March 4 screening of In the Name of Confucius, a 2016 documentary about the Chinese government-run and funded language programs that are...
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...