Tag: china

  • Is Taiwan Next? – The New York Times

    Is Taiwan Next? (Published 2021) In Taipei, young people like Nancy Tao Chen Ying watched as the Hong Kong protests were brutally extinguished. Now they wonder what’s in their future. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/04/magazine/taiwan-china.html In recent years, Chinese warplanes buzzing the Taiwan Strait’s midline increased substantially, and the country’s warships regularly encircled the island. In March, America’s […]

  • Inside Xinjiang’s Prison State | The New Yorker

    Inside Xinjiang’s Prison State Survivors detail the scope of China’s campaign of persecution against ethnic and religious minorities. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/a-reporter-at-large/china-xinjiang-prison-state-uighur-detention-camps-prisoner-testimony

  • A New History of the Cultural Revolution, Reviewed | The New Yorker

    What Are the Cultural Revolution’s Lessons for Our Current Moment? The great question of China’s Maoist experiment now looms over the United States: Why did a powerful society suddenly start destroying itself? via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/02/01/what-are-the-cultural-revolutions-lessons-for-our-current-moment Western intellectuals and artists would have felt much less sympathy for the Devil had they heard about the […]

  • Opinion | Trump Is Wrong about TikTok. China’s Plans Are Much More Sinister. – The New York Times

    Opinion | Trump Is Wrong About TikTok. China’s Plans Are Much More Sinister. (Published 2020) The West still doesn’t understand the scale of Beijing’s soft-power ambitions. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/17/opinion/tiktok-china-strategy.html Across the Indian Ocean, where historically India has held sway, China now controls or helps manage ports, airfields, military bases or observation stations, along the coast of […]

  • Fearing Detention, Two Australian Correspondents Flee China – The New York Times

    Fearing Detention, Two Australian Correspondents Flee China (Published 2020) The forced departures highlight souring relations between the two countries and Beijing’s increasingly heavy-handed tactics to limit independent journalism. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/07/world/australia/china-correspondents-bill-birtles-michael-smith.html The Australian Financial Review reported that Chinese investigators sought to question Mr. Birtles and Mr. Smith about Cheng Lei, a Chinese-born Australian business news anchor […]

  • With Hacks and Cameras, Beijing’s Electronic Dragnet Closes on Hong Kong – The New York Times

    With Hacks and Cameras, Beijing’s Electronic Dragnet Closes on Hong Kong (Published 2020) Under a new national security law, the police are targeting the social media accounts of executives, politicians and activists. American internet giants are struggling to respond. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/technology/hong-kong-national-security-law.html When officers swarmed him at a Hong Kong shopping mall last month, they pulled […]

  • China’s Artificial Intelligence Surveillance State Goes Global – The Atlantic

    The Panopticon Is Already Here Xi Jinping is using artificial intelligence to enhance his government’s totalitarian control—and he’s exporting this technology to regimes around the globe. via The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/09/china-ai-surveillance/614197/ By 2030, AI supremacy might be within range for China. The country will likely have the world’s largest economy, and new money to spend on […]

  • Inside Jimmy Lai’s Apple Daily During Hong Kong’s Media Crackdown – The New York Times

    ‘We Will Persevere’: A Newspaper Faces the Weight of Hong Kong’s Crackdown (Published 2020) Apple Daily, a pro-democracy paper known for celebrity gossip and hard-hitting investigations, has become a target in Beijing’s new national security law in Hong Kong. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/12/world/asia/hong-kong-apple-daily-jimmy-lai.html Apple Daily, a pro-democracy paper known for celebrity gossip and hard-hitting investigations, has become […]

  • China’s Arrest of a Free-Speech Icon Backfires in Hong Kong | The New Yorker

    China’s Arrest of a Free-Speech Icon Backfires in Hong Kong The arrest of the tycoon and democracy activist Jimmy Lai has reinvigorated defiance rather than demoralize his supporters. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/chinas-arrest-of-a-free-speech-icon-backfires-in-hong-kong Last September, when I was in Hong Kong reporting on the anti-government protests engulfing the city, I spent an afternoon in the […]