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China in Africa

China in Africa | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy. 
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China’s belt-and-road plans are to be welcomed—and worried about - All under heaven

China’s belt-and-road plans are to be welcomed—and worried about - All under heaven | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
SHUNNING all false modesty, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, calls his idea the “project of the century”. The country’s fawning media hail it as a gift of “Chinese wisdom” to the world’s development. As for the real meaning of the clumsy metaphor to describe it—the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—debate rages.
The term itself is confusing.
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China 'holding at least 120,000 Uighurs in re-education camps' | World news | The Guardian

China 'holding at least 120,000 Uighurs in re-education camps' | World news | The Guardian | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
US-backed news group claims Mao-style camps are springing up on China’s western border
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Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang | World news | The Guardian

Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang | World news | The Guardian | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
Officials build database of iris scans and blood types of everyone aged 12 to 65 in region home to 11 million Muslim Uighurs
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Four Years After Declaring War on Pollution, China Is Winning - The New York Times

Four Years After Declaring War on Pollution, China Is Winning - The New York Times | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
Research gives estimates on the longer lives that are now possible in the country.
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China lodges diplomatic complaint following Australian minister's comments

China lodges diplomatic complaint following Australian minister's comments | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
China has lodged a diplomatic complaint, labelling an attack on its Pacific aid program by Turnbull government minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells as "full of ignorance and prejudice".
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Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang

Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
Officials build database of iris scans and blood types of everyone aged 12 to 65 in region home to 11 million Muslim Uighurs
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China’s Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order

China’s Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
China is gleaning know-how from foreign firms, willing or otherwise, to build the industries of the future, in an effort that worries companies and Washington.
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Russia Is the Biggest Recipient of Chinese Foreign Aid

Russia Is the Biggest Recipient of Chinese Foreign Aid | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
Russia Is the Biggest Recipient of Chinese Foreign Aid « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Panama Establishes Ties With China, Further Isolating Taiwan

Panama Establishes Ties With China, Further Isolating Taiwan | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
The decision may put Taiwan’s relationship with its remaining allies in Central America in doubt.
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China Charges Activist From Taiwan With ‘Subverting State Power’

China Charges Activist From Taiwan With ‘Subverting State Power’ | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
The mainland authorities have never leveled that charge against someone from Taiwan before, and his formal arrest adds a new strain to tensions between Beijing and Taipei.
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Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
At least 18 C.I.A. sources were killed or imprisoned in China between 2010 and 2012, one of the worst intelligence breaches in decades. Investigators still disagree about how it happened.
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Is China the World’s New Colonial Power?

Is China the World’s New Colonial Power? | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
The rising superpower has built up enormous holdings in poor, resource-rich African countries — but its business partners there aren’t always thrilled.
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How Tianjin, once China’s fastest-growing region, became its slowest - Empty promises, empty offices

How Tianjin, once China’s fastest-growing region, became its slowest - Empty promises, empty offices | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
TIANJIN, a northern mega-city, has produced some of China’s wittiest comedians. It is a good thing that its 15m residents have a sense of humour. Their hometown was, at points over the past decade, the fastest-growing of China’s 31 provincial-level regions. Since the beginning of last year it has been the slowest (see chart).
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Good links on corruption and efforts to clean it up.
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How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port - The New York Times

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port - The New York Times | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
A Times investigation into Sri Lanka’s handover of its Hambantota Port starkly illustrates how China turned an ally’s struggles to its strategic advantage.
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Good on China's use of aid, but not for regional relationships.
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Kim Jong-un’s China Visit Strengthens His Hand in Nuclear Talks - The New York Times

Kim Jong-un’s China Visit Strengthens His Hand in Nuclear Talks - The New York Times | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
The North Korean leader’s first diplomatic trip since taking power was a reminder of how much he has set the agenda over his nation’s nuclear arsenal.
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China's War on Pollution Will Change the World

Why Tesla and Warren Buffett Care About China's Pollution Crackdown
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China, Elbows Out, Charges Ahead - The New York Times

China, Elbows Out, Charges Ahead - The New York Times | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
A rising China aims to remake the international order in its image, and its interest.
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China Moves to Let Xi Stay in Power by Abolishing Term Limit - The New York Times

China Moves to Let Xi Stay in Power by Abolishing Term Limit - The New York Times | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
The Communist Party has proposed revising the Constitution to end a two-term limit, which would let Xi Jinping remain president, perhaps indefinitely.
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Xi Jinping flags reforms to China's 'abusive' discipline regime

Xi Jinping flags reforms to China's 'abusive' discipline regime | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
China will end the controversial practice of "shuanggui" - or extra-judicial Communist Party-based discipline - against corruption suspects, which ha
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The killer fact about the Chinese middle class

The killer fact about the Chinese middle class | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
The rise of the bourgeoisie in China will be equivalent to a new continent emerging somewhere to Australia's north with 850 million more consumers.
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The Economist explains: What a new agreement means for the South China Sea | The Economist

The Economist explains: What a new agreement means for the South China Sea | The Economist | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
THE long-running dispute between China and its rivals in the South China Sea centres on an apparently insoluble conflict: China’s maritime claims overlap with those of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Nobody wants to go to war; nobody wants to back down.
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China’s Addiction to Debt Now Threatens Its Growth

China’s Addiction to Debt Now Threatens Its Growth | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
A major credit rating agency sounded the alarm on Wednesday, saying the steady buildup of debt would erode China’s financial strength.
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The bullies of Urumqi: The extraordinary ways in which China humiliates Muslims | The Economist

The bullies of Urumqi: The extraordinary ways in which China humiliates Muslims | The Economist | SSSC Politics  China | Scoop.it
CHINESE officials describe the far western province of Xinjiang as a “core area” in the vast swathe of territory covered by the country’s grandiose “Belt and Road Initiative” to boost economic ties with Central Asia and regions beyond.
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