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China’s bid to stabilise its property market is causing jitters

OCTOBER 6TH 1979 was a beautiful Saturday in Washington. It was not the kind of day that augured wrenching change…

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America wants China to end support for coal projects abroad

SINCE JOE BIDEN became America’s president in January, few senior American officials have visited China. But as The Economist went…

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Xi Jinping Thought, for children

Sep 4th 2021 ASK MEMBERS of China’s elite—from senior officials to academics at leading universities, well-known commentators or bosses at…

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African swine fever is spreading rapidly in China, again

LESS THAN two years ago Chinese officials warned that the spread of a deadly and highly transmissible virus was threatening…

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Research centres promoting Xi Jinping’s ideas are proliferating

CHINA’S PRESIDENT, Xi Jinping, is hardly ever grilled in public about what he thinks. The few interviews he has given…

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China would rather be feared than defied

Aug 28th 2021 CHINA HAS an anger-management problem, at least when dealing with small and mid-size Western democracies. The fate…

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Hong Kong’s government is crushing the city’s pro-democracy unions

ONCE CHINESE state media labelled the group a “poisonous tumour”, it was clear that its time was running out. Within…

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China is happy to see America humbled in Afghanistan

Aug 21st 2021 ON THE AFTERNOON of August 17th, as scenes of horror unfolded around Kabul, China’s envoy to Afghanistan…

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In Sierra Leone, a Chinese port-building plan raises ire

Aug 19th 2021 BLACK JOHNSON, SIERRA LEONE TITO GBANDEWA sweeps a hand across a beach in Sierra Leone that many…

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How Chinese factory-workers express their views on life

AS TRENDSETTERS GO, Luo Fuxing was an implausible one. A school drop-out, Mr Luo spent his days catching fish and…

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