Category Archives: China

Trump’s Turn Toward China Curtails Navy Patrols in Disputed Zones – by Helene Cooper – NYT

“WASHINGTON — Six weeks ago, the United States Pacific Command requested permission from senior American officials for a United States warship to sail within 12 nautical miles of Scarborough Shoal, a disputed reef in the South China Sea that is … Continue reading

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President Trump’s Loose Talk on North Korea – The New York Times

“As a candidate, Donald Trump seemed to pay no more attention to North Korea’s accelerating nuclear weapons program, which his predecessor has warned is America’s most urgent threat, than he did to other complex foreign policy issues. Now he is … Continue reading

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Trump Is a Chinese Agent – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“The big story everyone is chasing is whether President Trump is a Russian stooge. Wrong. That’s all a smoke screen. Trump is actually a Chinese agent. He is clearly out to make China great again. Just look at the facts. … Continue reading

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Even Uber Couldn’t Bridge the China Divide – The New York Times

Travis Kalanick, the co-founder and chief executive of the ride-hailing giant Uber, often defended his eagerness to risk billions on winning the Chinese market with a simple question: If you have a chance to become Amazon and Alibaba at the … Continue reading

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Beijing’s South China Sea Claims Rejected by Hague Tribunal – The New York Times

“BEIJING — An international tribunal in The Hague delivered a sweeping rebuke on Tuesday of China’s behavior in the South China Sea, including the construction of artificial islands, and found that its expansive claim to sovereignty over the waters had … Continue reading

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China Finds Its Global Ambitions Humbled in Its Own Backyard – The New York Times

Photo NYT, protesters for freedom in Hong Kong. “HONG KONG — The heart of this global financial hub resembled an armed camp on Wednesday as thousands of police officers deployed around a hotel and convention center where a senior Chinese … Continue reading

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China Quietly Targets U.S. Tech Companies in Security Reviews – The New York Times

“HONG KONG — Chinese authorities are quietly scrutinizing technology products sold in China by Apple and other big foreign companies, focusing on whether they pose potential security threats to the country and its consumers and opening up a new front … Continue reading

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In China’s Northeast, a Daily Jostle for Jobs Produces Mostly Despair – The New York Times

“SHENYANG, China — Not long past the break of dawn, after downing a bowl of hot porridge and dropping off his son at school, Zhang Yuzeng made his way to a street corner near the Nanyun River. There, under the … Continue reading

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Apple Services Shut Down in China in Startling About-Face – The New York Times

Apple may have won its battle against the US government, but in its refusal to help crack its own encryption to fight terrorists in California, it probably just lost any future in China, at least in the next five decades. … Continue reading

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What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea – The New York Times

“Several reefs have been destroyed outright to serve as a foundation for the new islands, and the process also causes extensive damage to the surrounding marine ecosystem. Frank Muller-Karger, professor of biological oceanography at the University of South Florida, said … Continue reading

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