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China Points to Regulatory Easing After Tech Meeting, But Analysts Warn it Won’t Be That Simple
On May 17, Chinese officials met with some of the country’s most prominent tech executives amid a year-long crackdown that has wiped billions of dollars from one of its most lucrative homegrown sectors. Following the...
Here’s Just How Badly ‘Zero-COVID’ Has Damaged China’s Economy
Financial analysis The world’s second largest economy is paying the price for its unrelenting “zero-COVID” policy — with industrial output and consumer spending dipping to the worst levels since the pandemic began, and financial analysts...
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Shanghai Announces Plans for Quick ‘Victory’ Over COVID-19 Amid Cratering Economy
Ruinous ‘zero-COVID’ policies have both local and central authorities scrambling to save face and livelihoods For over seven weeks now, Shanghai has enacted some of the strictest COVID measures the world has ever seen. Since...
Joseph Zen, One of Asia’s Most Senior Catholics, Arrested in Hong Kong on National Security Charges
On May 11, Hong Kong police revealed that they had arrested a prominent cardinal and four aid workers for allegedly “colluding with foreign forces,” and claimed the group was in violation of the city’s national...
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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Communist Politics Are Bringing Disaster to China–And Xi Jinping
Political ‘accomplishments’ a must for Xi to maintain power over the regime, but his hardline methods could backfire at the upcoming Party congress this fall News analysis China is not doing well, and Xi Jinping...
Russian Gas Exports Soar Even as Kremlin Requests Payment in Rubles
As the invasion of Ukraine continues into its third month, Russia has continued to supply a large amount of gas to many European countries. However, the aftermath of sweeping financial sections from Western powers has...
China Hints at Respite in Regulatory Crackdown on Tech Firms
Leading Chinese officials are scheduled to have a conference with the country’s big tech companies in May The meeting has renewed hopes that Beijing will end or ease its sweeping regulatory crackdown on the country’s...
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‘Unified National Market’ Push Exposes Steep Challenge of Reforming China’s Economy
On April 10, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Chinese government’s State Council released an opinion document on “accelerating the construction of a unified national market.”  The opinion called for...
Women Seek Compensation for Suffering Caused by China’s One-Child Policy
Though now effectively abolished, the Chinese Communist Party’s brutal experiment with population control still haunts countless families In recent years, China has begun to relax its infamous one-child policy, which communist authorities once boasted of...
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Pakistan’s Ousted Imran Khan Accuses US of Toppling Him Over His Russia Visit
Amid a sharp position on the geopolitical chessboard, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin have lost an ally after Pakistan’s Imran Khan was removed from office during a no-confidence vote. Khan...
Farmers in China’s Breadbaskets Desert Crops to Comply With ‘Zero-COVID’ Restrictions
On top of dealing with the worst outbreak it has seen since the beginning of the pandemic, now food security has become a growing problem in China as COVID lockdowns show no signs of easing. ...