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US Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a State Luncheon for China hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2015 at the Department of State in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)
How Xi Jinping’s Congratulations to Biden Could Backfire
The Chinese leadership’s delayed congratulations to Joe Biden and his running mate may have arisen from confusion — and perhaps self-inflicted misinformation — about the U.S. political process, according to China watchers.  On Nov. 25,...
Beijing Renews Plans for Private Sector Reform as Economy Sinks
The Chinese leadership aims to create a new mechanism that would open up more of the economy to the private sector and lessen state interventionism, according to a May 18 report by the Communist Party-run...
China’s Official Growth Figures Are Impossible, Says Economist
The Chinese government on Oct. 18 released its third-quarter GDP growth statistics, claiming that the economy had grown by 6.0 percent, 0.1 percent lower than expected by a Reuters analysis.  But according to an academic...
Hong Kong Protesters Unyielding as Threat of Military Crackdown Looms
More observers warn of a possible violent crackdown by the mainland Chinese authorities in Hong Kong as millions of residents continue to resist what they see as the dismantling of their city’s autonomy and rule...
Scholars: Communism, Not China, Is the Enemy
A July 3 open letter addressed to President Donald Trump and Congress has fuelled public debate about the methods and goals of Washington’s standing policies toward China.  In China is not the enemy, published by...
Beijing Says It Has ‘Basically’ Gotten the PLA to Stop Running Businesses
Xinhua, the state-run mouthpiece that speaks for the Chinese Communist Party, has announced the completion of a government campaign to “terminate all paid services” by the People’s Liberation Army.  According to Xinhua’s English-language statement: “The...
US and China May Restart Trade Talks at G-20 Summit, Sources Say
Washington could be on track for renewed dialogue with the Chinese government as presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet at the G-20 summit in Japan, according to insiders “familiar with the situation” cited in...
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...