Forty-seven defendants, including well-known figures like Joshua Wong, are charged with subversion under the national security law that China imposed in 2020.
There is nothing new about superpowers spying on one another, even from balloons. But for pure gall, there was something different this time.
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The effort off the coast of South Carolina is expected to take days, and Navy and Coast Guard ships have been sent to the scene. U.S. officials are watching for retaliation from China.
The outlook for the world’s second largest economy is brighter as consumer spending picked up after “zero Covid” was lifted. But scars remain from the harsh pandemic restrictions.
The toll of China’s epidemic is unclear. But dozens of obituaries of the country’s top academics show an enormous loss in just a few weeks.
Beijing registered “strong discontent and protest.” But there may be little it can do to retaliate.
Beijing used a national security law to quash dissent. Now another warning is being sent, with the mass trial of what was once Hong Kong’s political opposition.
The balloon brought Americans out to squint at the sky, caused a diplomatic visit to be canceled and opened a political debate.
The balloon, spotted earlier this week over the western United States, was brought down when an F-22 fighter jet fired an air-to-air missile at it off the coast of South Carolina.
How the balloon went from a local sky oddity to an international diplomatic disrupter to “a shriveled Kleenex.”
Before a Chinese spy balloon was discovered in the United States, American officials said a rival power may have used advanced technology to surveil U.S. military sites.
Recent efforts by Beijing to mend ties with Washington were showing progress, but the balloon’s appearance over the United States illustrates lingering mistrust and growing tensions.
A Chinese balloon has been raising a lot of questions for people who live under its path. “I did see it, and it should have been shot,” said a barbecue chef in Billings, Mont.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken canceled a weekend trip to Beijing after a Chinese high-altitude balloon was detected floating over the United States this week.
Here is what we know about the balloon.
A high-altitude balloon was filmed by a resident in Billings, Mont. The Pentagon has not confirmed that the balloon seen in the video is the one it identified as being from China.
Alarmadas por el caos naviero y las fracturas geopolíticas, las compañías de China están instalando fábricas en México para preservar sus ventas en Estados Unidos.
The Pentagon called the object, which has flown from Montana to Kansas, an “intelligence gathering” balloon. Beijing said it was used mainly for weather research and had strayed off course.
Retos actuales de la crianza en EE.UU., China y Corea del Sur y más para el fin de semana.
Alarmed by shipping chaos and geopolitical fractures, exporters from China are setting up factories in Mexico to preserve their sales to the United States.
The revelation comes days before Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Beijing, where he is expected to meet with President Xi Jinping.
U.S. officials say they are preparing to surge forces in the event of conflict with China, including over Taiwan, but do not intend to build up permanent bases.
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Michael F. Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, cited national security, adding to bipartisan pressure on the Chinese-owned video app.
The United States and the Philippines have announced a plan to broaden American military access. The alliance is complicated by colonial history and rising tensions over Taiwan.
The resource-laden nation of nearly 300 million is a big prize in the strategic battle between the United States and China for influence in Asia.
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China left its vulnerable people to fend for themselves in a deadly Covid outbreak.
A national ban on TikTok would not solve America’s data privacy problems.
A proposal for a corn mill, which had been welcomed as an economic development success, reflects just how much things have changed with Chinese investment proposals in the U.S.
Also, Russia’s resilient economy and Sri Lanka’s enduring struggle.
Officials say an onslaught of infections has slowed, and many people seem eager to move on. But fresh flare-ups could bring more illness and deaths.
The International Monetary Fund said the world economy was poised for a rebound as inflation eases.
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The dispute over one of the city’s golf clubs exposes rare political friction for the elite in the new Hong Kong, where the establishment is torn between defending wealth and following Beijing’s wishes.
Rather than obsess over labor shortages and pension support, we need to look at the brighter spots for our world.
The country has dropped restrictions on overseas journeys for its citizens, but once-popular destinations are still waiting for the flood of vacationers to arrive.
A new agreement is expected to expand the reach of U.S. technology restrictions on China issued last year.
Pandemic lockdowns curbed Chinese energy demand, but the International Energy Agency expects a rebound this year.
The Jan. 27, 2023, episode of “The Ezra Klein Show.”
An exceptionally cold January has brought the region misery and snarled travel. Experts blame the same arctic system that hit the United States last month.
The political scientist Jessica Chen Weiss warns of escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing.
Also, Russian missile attacks in Ukraine and a major deal for Indian women’s cricket.
The protests against “zero Covid” were a rare rebuke of Xi Jinping’s rule, and Beijing apparently seeks to deter those who might have been emboldened by them.
The electric car company is facing intensifying competition, supply chain disruptions and concerns about the behavior of Elon Musk.
Also, China’s natural gas shortage and India’s efforts to quash a Modi documentary.
Local governments starved for cash after enormous spending on costly “zero Covid” measures cannot afford to keep up adequate supplies of gas.
Also, another mass shooting in California and New Zealand’s next leader.
It’s in the United States’ best interest to find ways to aid China.
The Jan. 24, 2023, episode of “The Ezra Klein Show.”
Yuen Yuen Ang argues that understanding China as an “autocracy with democratic characteristics” is key to making sense of its rise and trajectory.
What is it like to pour your life savings into apartments that might never get built?
Also, resistance to Chinese influence in the Solomon Islands and Beijing’s efforts to subsidize I.V.F.
Known as the first suburban Chinatown, the city would spearhead massive demographic changes across Southern California.
El país buscó maneras de frenar su rápido crecimiento demográfico durante años. Ahora que su población se reduce, los economistas temen que esa tendencia tendrá graves consecuencias para el mundo.
For years, Beijing has thrown its wealth and weight across the globe. But its experience in the Solomon Islands calls into question its approach to expanding its power.
Also, New Zealand’s next leader and a Lunar New Year travel surge in China.
Few governments have approved regulations, often because of free-speech concerns. New mandates from China could change the tone of the debate on digital forgeries.
China is trying urgently to address its declining population. One idea is to subsidize assisted fertility procedures, which are often a last resort for couples and out of reach for many.
With strict Covid restrictions lifted weeks ahead of the country’s most important holiday, millions, joyful yet anxious, could finally travel and reunite with family.
Why demography may be shaping up to be a bigger risk to the world than climate change.
Taiwan’s representative, Bi-khim Hsiao, calls herself a “cat warrior” walking a delicate diplomatic line. China calls her a troublemaker who could trigger a war.
The shape of his governing style is coming into focus.
Baijmadajie Angwang, a New York Police Department officer, had been accused of spying for China. Prosecutors said the charges were dismissed after new information had come to light.
The 10-day naval exercises are a show of diplomatic independence for South Africa, which is part of an alliance with Brazil, Russia, India and China — known as BRICS.
Readers blame the G.O.P., but also the Internal Revenue Code. Also: China’s population; crowds at the Louvre; work clothes for Missouri politicians and nonbinary people.
Weary of crackdowns and lockdowns, businesspeople are moving out of China and taking their wealth with them. Many have found a new home in Singapore.
Also, why economists are alarmed about China’s demographic crisis.
China’s rise seemed inevitable, but now it’s hitting serious roadblocks.
A demographics challenge has been building for years, but Beijing’s preparations are lagging. Now, many worry that current measures may offer too little, too late.
Ante la debilidad del panorama económico, las autoridades chinas han empezado a usar un discurso más favorable a los negocios y a respaldar sus dichos con acciones.
U.S. polarization and live-shooter drills make me miss my Chinese government co-parent.
China struggled for years to curtail its rapid population growth. Now that its population is declining, economists and others fear serious implications for China and countries around the world.
Forget about a rising China. The dangerous part will be its decline.
The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, met in Washington with President Biden, who is trying to shore up alliances to help counter Russia and China.
Last year, China’s economy had one of its worst performances in decades. Its population is also shrinking.
Emerging from coronavirus lockdown to a world changed by the war in Ukraine, China sought to convey reassurance about its economic health.
Managing a falling population can get complicated.
So many global troubles have arisen that the political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland have adopted a buzzword to capture the moment.
What caused the about-face in strategy, and what does it tell us about the country’s leaders?
Deaths outnumbered births last year for the first time in six decades. Experts see major implications for China, its economy and the world.
New government data shows that growth for the year fell far short of Beijing’s goal. With Covid curbs lifted but the pandemic’s course uncertain, hope and fear cloud the forecast.
Baimadajie Angwang, a former Marine, was charged with providing intelligence about Tibetans in New York to Chinese consular officials.
Shang, once the world’s top-ranked junior, Wu Yibing and Zhang Zhizhen played men’s singles in Melbourne, the first time three men from China are competing at a Grand Slam in the Open era.
Companies that reaped windfalls helping the government implement strict ‘zero Covid’ controls are now struggling to pay and keep workers.
One of the government’s largest forays into the private sector since World War II has its risks.
The school’s prohibition brings a geopolitical fight front and center for TikTok’s biggest fans: young Americans.
The unexpected disclosure was made as the country faces mounting criticism for providing unreliable data on its latest coronavirus outbreak.
Almost a year after Russia launched its invasion, assessing the impact on the oil industry and greenhouse gas goals is not so simple.
The two leaders discussed tensions with China, North Korea and Russia and plans for deterrence in Asia with U.S. troops and missiles.
At 93, the memoirist Yuan-tsung Chen hopes that her recollections of China’s tumultuous past will help the country confront its historical wrongs — and avoid repeating them.
Also, Xi Jinping changes his tone on business and South Korea considers nuclear weapons.
Beijing says the outposts aren’t doing police work, but Chinese state media reports say they “collect intelligence” and solve crimes far outside their jurisdiction.
With the economy in a fragile state, Chinese officials are starting to use more business-friendly language, and also to back their words with action.
The police in Guangzhou detained a 22-year-old man, who appeared to throw money in the air after striking the people. Thirteen people were injured.
The Communist Party’s efforts to limit discord over its sudden “zero Covid” pivot are being challenged with increasing rancor, including from its own supporters.
Las autoridades de salud de la ciudad declararon la semana pasada que hasta el 70 por ciento de los 26 millones de habitantes de la ciudad se habían infectado.
Also, the eight warmest years on record and a fragile political alliance in the Philippines.
The Chinese city is being gripped by a massive Covid wave, leading to a surge in hospitalizations and crowded funeral homes.
Rogue emissions from China of ozone-depleting chemicals had threatened to delay recovery by a decade. But the emissions were stopped, according to a U.N.-backed report.
La ciudad fronteriza con México está preparada para convertirse en uno de los puertos terrestres más importantes del mundo, mientras las empresas en EE. UU. reducen su dependencia de las fábricas en Asia.
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Friends and families are planning reunions; tourists are booking flights. But amid the anticipation, there’s a whiff of anxiety.
Across East Asia, populations are graying faster than anywhere else in the world, and while younger generations shrink, older workers are often toiling well into their 70s and beyond.
A young version of the coronavirus makes up one-quarter of Covid cases across the United States and over 70 percent of new cases in the Northeast.
Millions are expected to travel home this month, spreading Covid to rural communities where health care services are woefully underdeveloped.
The policy for Chinese travelers relies on racial bias rather than science.
Plus reader’s pandemic photos, then and now.
In a diplomatically fraught move, the bloc advised its 27 members to put restrictions in place as Chinese tourists prepare to return to global destinations.
Also, China threatens countermeasures against travel restrictions.
A government spokeswoman said Beijing would consider reciprocal measures against countries that have sought to limit travelers arriving from China.
Debido a la falta de información creíble del gobierno chino, los investigadores de todo el mundo están buscando pistas para determinar el tamaño y la gravedad de la oleada.
Also, China’s uncertain economic recovery.
Las empresas estadounidenses buscan limitar su exposición a los inconvenientes de fabricar mercancías en China y están trasladando su producción.
Years of lockdowns took a brutal toll on businesses. Now, the rapid spread of Covid after a chaotic reopening has deprived them of workers and customers.
With youth unemployment high, millions will take this month’s Civil Service exam. But for those who get jobs, the reality can be monotonous work that blurs the line with personal lives.
As American companies seek to limit their exposure to the pitfalls of making goods in China, some are moving production to Mexico.
Russia is isolated by its invasion of Ukraine and needs China more than ever. But China, facing a Covid crisis, is in no position to risk sanctions.
In the absence of credible information from the Chinese government, researchers around the world are looking for any clues to determine the size and severity of the surge.
The U.S. travel rule drew a muted response in a country grappling with outbreaks and where mass, regular Covid testing was up until recently a daily reality for many millions of people.
Also, Ukraine peace talks seem far-off.
Amid concerns about a coronavirus surge in Beijing, the Biden administration announced the change in policy for those entering the United States from China, including Hong Kong and Macau.
Many welcomed Beijing’s plan to loosen quarantine rules for travelers, but concerns linger about the country’s Covid wave.
The end of the country’s restrictions has exposed two major vulnerabilities.
Also, Ukraine is fighting to retake a city in the Donbas.
Medical staff are outnumbered and working sick as the nation’s health care system buckles under the strain of a spiraling crisis.
Also, an emerging picture of China’s Covid crisis.
From Jan. 8, visitors will be required to show only a negative P.C.R. test taken within 48 hours. The restrictions had cut the country off from the rest of the world for nearly three years.
For a powerful government that has bragged about its command of the country, its absence at a moment of crisis has made the public question its credibility.
Protests against China’s Covid restrictions were a rejection of a culture that idolizes pain and suffering.
Hay millones de personas desesperadas por conseguir medicamentos para la fiebre y antivirales como el Paxlovid de Pfizer en un momento en que las infecciones le ganan la carrera al abastecimiento.
Even as official figures from the central government remain low, regional numbers point to explosive outbreaks and overstretched health care systems.
China’s murky statistics are fueling widespread public distrust. Its narrow definition of Covid deaths “will very much underestimate the true death toll,” the W.H.O. says.
Global dominance has been postponed, maybe indefinitely.
Also, Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to lead Israel again and the week in culture.
The end of “zero Covid” has undermined years of official propaganda, and the vast censorship system is struggling to catch up.
After making great sacrifices to suppress the virus, China’s people must now face it head-on.
In China, Russia and the United Kingdom, unmarked sheets of white paper have become a potent symbol of defiance.
Millions are desperate to get their hands on fever-reducing drugs and antivirals such as Pfizer’s Paxlovid as infections across China outpace supplies.
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After micromanaging the coronavirus strategy for nearly three years, the country’s leader, Xi Jinping, has suddenly left the populace to improvise.
Gripped with grief, anxiety and depression, many in China want a national reckoning over the hard-line “zero Covid” policy. Holding the government to account may be a quixotic quest.
Julie Geng was proud of China’s Covid response until the police came calling.
Plus France just beat Morocco to advance to the World Cup finals.
Despite assurances that the situation is under control, information on infections has become more opaque now that Beijing has rolled back pandemic restrictions.
Recent protests against his now-scrapped “zero Covid” policy are a chance to renew the Communist Party’s compact with China’s people.
Plus Argentina beat Croatia to advance to the World Cup finals.
Almost no one is venturing out even after an easing of pandemic measures. Cold and flu medicines are scarce, but food supplies appear adequate.