1. DealBook Briefing: How Trump Plans to Keep China In Line on Trade Business, Today

    The Trump administration, believing China will struggle to change its stance over trade, plans to hammer home the idea that it wants strong commitments.

  2. The Foreign Billionaires, Activists and Missionaries Detained in China Foreign, Today

    China has a long history of arresting or holding foreigners for mysterious reasons, often in a tit-for-tat play to put pressure on overseas rivals.

  3. China Says Detained Canadian Worked for Group That Was Not Legally Registered Foreign, Today

    The assertion was China’s first official comment on the detention of Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat now working for a nongovernmental organization.

  4. Upgrade Would Arm Japan With First Aircraft Carriers Since World War II Foreign, Yesterday

    The plan, contained in draft defense guidelines approved by the government’s governing parties, comes as China is exerting increased military strength.

  5. Former Canadian Diplomat Detained in China, Adding to Tensions Foreign, Yesterday

    Michael Kovrig was detained less than a week after Canada announced the arrest of a senior Chinese tech executive, Meng Wanzhou.

  6. Targets of U.S. Sanctions Hire Lobbyists With Trump Ties to Seek Relief Washington, December 10

    Representing clients who face penalties from Washington is a lucrative new niche, especially for lobbyists who have links to the president or his administration.

  7. Huawei Executive’s Lawyers Fight for Bail Ahead of Extradition Decision Business, December 10

    On the second day of a bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, a top Huawei executive who is accused of fraud, her lawyers laid out the reasons she was not a flight risk.

  8. The Huawei Executive’s Arrest Is Igniting Fear. The U.S. Should Take Notice. Business, December 10

    Chinese tech entrepreneurs are rethinking their business trips and their American ties. They could instead be valuable allies in the drive to bring more freedom to China.

  9. Trump Is Unwilling to Tackle Climate Change. China Must Step Up. Op Ed, December 10

    China can do more. The planet depends on it.

  10. Chinese Court Says Apple Infringed on Qualcomm Patents Business, December 10

    The decision is the latest turn in a broad legal battle between the companies. But they disagreed about its impact on iPhone sales in China.

  11. Stocks Have Wiped Out Their Gains for the Year. But if You Step Back, They’re Still Riding High. Interactive, December 10

    Worries about global economic growth, trade and the strength of corporate America have been battering stocks. While that’s cause for concern, it is important to put slides like this in context.

  12. The Stock Market Has Wiped Out Its 2018 Gains. But if You Step Back, It’s Still Riding High. Interactive, December 10

    Worries about global economic growth, trade and the strength of corporate America have been battering stocks. While that’s cause for concern, it is important to put slides like this in context.

  13. Chinese Police Detain Prominent Pastor and Over 100 Protestants Foreign, December 10

    The detention of one of China’s most prominent pastors and over 100 congregants signals the government’s growing crackdown on unofficial worship.

  14. Tete-a-tete after tit-for-tat Op Ed, December 9

    The presidents of the United States and China call a (temporary) truce.

  15. A Photographer Goes Missing in China Op Ed, December 8

    Lu Guang’s images have shown the world China’s dark side.

  16. China’s 2018 Venture Capital Binge Could Turn Into a Hangover Business, December 5

    Chinese start-ups raised more cash than Silicon Valley counterparts in the first half of 2018. That’s unlikely to last, and a downturn could produce casualties.

  17. DealBook Briefing: Even During a Trade Truce, Trump Is a ‘Tariff Man’ Business, December 5

    There’s still plenty of confusion over the U.S.-China trade truce, but the Chinese appear to be making some concessions.

  18. Global Markets Follow Wall Street’s Sell-Off After Trump Tweets Business, December 5

    Uncertainty over the stability of a trade war truce between Washington and Beijing has renewed investor worries about global growth prospects.

  19. U.S. Gives Russia a Deadline on Nuclear Treaty Foreign, December 4

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Moscow that it had 60 days to stop violating the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

  20. You Don’t Understand Tariffs, Man Editorial, December 4

    Trump blinked on trade with China — and it was the right thing to do. Just ask the markets.

  21. DealBook Briefing: Trump’s Trade Truce Is Mired in Confusion Business, December 4

    It’s just two days since President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China announced a reconciliation. But what promises were made remains far from clear

  22. What the West Got Wrong About China, Part 1 Podcasts, December 4

    Many in the United States believed that capitalism would never work without political freedom. Then China began to rise.

  23. The Race Is On to Protect Data From the Next Leap in Computers. And China Has the Lead. Business, December 3

    China is investing in quantum encryption that could be far tougher to crack than today’s security methods. Now the United States is trying to catch up.

  24. Trump Says China Will Curtail Fentanyl. The U.S. Has Heard That Before. Business, December 3

    The Trump administration said China had agreed to make the potent drug a controlled substance, a move that would have major implications for America’s opioid crisis.

  25. China Will Slash Car Tariffs, Trump Says in a (Vague) Tweet Business, December 3

    With details scant and officials in both countries mum on the issue of American-made autos, industry experts were left guessing as to what the president meant.

  26. DealBook Briefing: The Trade War Isn’t Over. It’s Just on Hold. Business, December 3

    There’s still plenty that can go wrong even now the U.S. and China have called a temporary trade truce.

  27. U.S.-China Trade Truce Gives Both Sides Political Breathing Room Business, December 2

    But the compromise reached by President Trump and President Xi Jinping offers few promises of policy changes, and it sets a tight deadline of March 1.

  28. A Crushing Defeat in Taiwan Op Ed, December 2

    The independence agenda crashes and burns.

  29. Epic Battles, Palaces and Concubines: A Chinese Studio’s Vast World of Fantasy Foreign, December 2

    Hengdian World Studios, in a small town in central China, churns out scores of movies and television series from each period in the country’s history.

  30. The Airports of the Future Have Arrived Travel, December 2

    Two of the biggest airports in the world — Istanbul and Beijing — aim to make travel easier and faster for the passengers who use them.

  31. U.S. and China Call Truce in Trade War Foreign, December 1

    In a meeting with President Xi Jinping of China, President Trump agreed to hold off on a plan to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on Jan. 1.

  32. A China Hawk Gains Prominence as Trump Confronts Xi on Trade Washington, November 30

    Michael Pillsbury, the president’s top outside adviser on China, has the president’s ear ahead of negotiations with Xi Jinping.

  33. Will Trump Speak Up Against China’s Oppression? Editorial, November 30

    In Argentina, President Trump has a chance to confront Xi Jinping on human rights abuses against the Uighurs.

  34. The Week in Tech: Facebook’s Three Big Problems Business, November 30

    The social media company is facing plenty of issues. Kevin Roose wonders how many of its executives understand that Facebook has more than just a P.R. crisis.

  35. DealBook Briefing: A Dinner Could Make or Break the Trade War Business, November 30

    On the sidelines of the Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires, President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China will sit down to a vitally important meal.

  36. As China Seeks Scientific Greatness, Some Say Ethics Are an Afterthought World, November 30

    He Jiankui’s claim to have edited babies’ genes has caused soul-searching in China, where many believe scientists need more ethical supervision.

  37. A European Goes to Trump’s Washington Op Ed, November 30

    And what he finds is disturbing.

  38. As U.S.-China Trade War Rages, Some Australian Farmers See an Opportunity World, November 29

    Rising tariffs could lead Chinese buyers to look for alternatives to American products. But Australia could suffer if the conflict slows China’s growth.

  39. A Pro-Worker Patriotism Op Ed, November 29

    Not the false version offered by the current president.

  40. China Halts Work by Scientist Who Says He Edited Babies’ Genes Science, November 29

    Officials said it appeared that He Jiankui’s work had broken Chinese law. Scores of scientists have called his conduct unethical.

  41. The Real China Challenge: Managing Its Decline Op Ed, November 29

    Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first tout as countries of the future.

  42. A Farmer’s Tough Year on a Trade War’s Kansas Front Business, November 29

    From planning to harvest, the grain belt’s rhythms and prospects have been disrupted by the government’s tariff battle with China.

  43. After a Hiatus, China Accelerates Cyberspying Efforts to Obtain U.S. Technology Washington, November 29

    China’s practice of breaking into American computers has become a core grievance of the Trump administration as leaders of the two nations prepare to meet.

  44. What Do We Do About Climate Change? Op Ed, November 29

    And Representative Ro Khanna on the future of the Democratic Party

  45. Intellectual Property to Take Center Stage as Trump and Xi Meet Washington, November 28

    American accusations of economic espionage by China could shape negotiations over a trade deal.

  46. Before the Claims of Crispr Babies, There Was China’s One-Child Policy Opinion, November 28

    The Chinese government has a long history of using technology to control and manipulate reproduction.

  47. New Financial Rules Could Allow China’s Smaller Banks to Fail. That’s a Good Thing. Business, November 28

    Chinese investors have come to expect that Beijing will step in to help any bank when troubles mount. That may not remain the case.

  48. Mind Control in China Has a Very Long History Op Ed, November 28

    Repression by the Communist Party stems from an old Chinese belief that it’s the state’s role to set citizens straight.

  49. Chinese Metals Win U.S. Tariff Waivers With Little Resistance Washington, November 28

    The Trump administration has granted nearly 3,000 exemption requests, surprising even some companies that are asking for them.

  50. Chinese Scientist Who Says He Edited Babies’ Genes Defends His Work Foreign, November 28

    The scientist, He Jiankui, said at a conference on Wednesday that his actions were safe and ethical. Some of his colleagues seemed unconvinced.

  51. New Zealand Blocks Huawei, in Blow to Chinese Telecom Giant Foreign, November 28

    The announcement came a day after Papua New Guinea said it would uphold a deal with Huawei, illustrating the growing global divide over the risks of Chinese technology.

  52. Trump Could Seek a China Trade Truce at G-20, Despite Tough Talk Washington, November 27

    The president has signaled a new willingness to make a deal with Xi Jinping, a leader he has treated solicitously. They will meet over dinner on Saturday.

  53. Explosion Near Chemical Plant in China Kills at Least 23 Foreign, November 27

    Fire engulfed dozens of trucks near the plant in Hebei Province after a blast that could be heard more than a mile away. The cause was unclear.

  54. Editing Babies? We Need to Learn a Lot More First Op Ed, November 27

    An experiment in China to alter the genomes of embryos in vitro, then implant them in the mother, is a step too far.

  55. Will Taiwan Be the First Domino to Fall to China? Op Ed, November 27

    Beijing keeps making inroads abroad by exploiting the main weakness of open societies: openness itself.

  56. Jack Ma, China’s Richest Man, Belongs to the Communist Party. Of Course. Business, November 27

    Many business figures join the organization out of expedience. Likewise, the party sees benefits in associating itself with capitalist success stories.

  57. China’s Mixed Messages on the Global Trade in Endangered-Animal Parts Magazine, November 27

    Will the growing interest in traditional Chinese medicine — at home and abroad — doom some of the world’s rarest species?

  58. In China’s Land of Buddhas and Fortresses, Kindness Prevails Travel, November 27

    Traveling Gansu Province along the ancient Silk Road, our columnist gets by with a little help from her friends.

  59. Chinese Scientist Claims to Use Crispr to Make First Genetically Edited Babies Science, November 26

    The researcher, He Jiankui, offered no evidence or data to back up his assertions. If true, some fear the feat could open the door to “designer babies.”

  60. The Land That Failed to Fail Foreign, November 26

    The West was sure the Chinese approach would not work. It just had to wait. It’s still waiting.

  61. Taiwan Asked Voters 10 Questions. It Got Some Unexpected Answers. Foreign, November 26

    The votes may not have turned out the way the governing party wanted, but the referendums themselves served a larger purpose in staving off Beijing’s territorial claim.

  62. How Cheap Labor Drives China’s A.I. Ambitions Business, November 25

    If China is the Saudi Arabia of data, its data factories are the refineries, turning raw data into the fuel that can power China’s goal of A.I. supremacy.

  63. China Comes a Courtin’ Op Ed, November 25

    And leaves America in the dust.

  64. China’s Tactic to Catch a Fugitive Official: Hold His Two American Children Washington, November 25

    The Chinese police are barring Victor and Cynthia Liu from leaving China in an effort to force their father to return. U.S. officials object to the growing practice of an “exit ban.”

  65. Children of North Korean Mothers Find More Hardship in the South Foreign, November 25

    Often born in rural China, the children of North Korean defectors find they are not welcome in South Korea, where they face language barriers and abuse.

  66. DealBook Special: China Means Business Business, November 25

    How the nation wrote its own playbook to beat the West at its own game of economic growth.

  67. How New York Times Journalists Took the Measure of China’s Rising Power Insider, November 24

    A Q. and A. with our managing editor, Joe Kahn, about the China Rules series.

  68. The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard? Climate, November 24

    Coal, the most polluting of energy sources, shows no sign of disappearing three years after the Paris agreement, when world leaders promised decisive action against global warming.

  69. A Big New Airport Shows China’s Strengths (and Weaknesses) Foreign, November 24

    Built in just five years, Beijing’s new airport will be one of the world’s largest. But it might not have been needed if the military hadn’t claimed most of China’s airspace.

  70. How China Has Defied Expectations, in Canada and Around the Globe Foreign, November 23

    A new series explores China’s transformation into an economic powerhouse, and how the country’s dramatic rise is reshaping the world.

  71. One African Nation Put the Brakes on Chinese Debt. But Not for Long. Foreign, November 23

    Sierra Leone canceled a $300 million airport loan. Then its president changed his tone. Across the continent, Beijing’s money often proves irresistible.

  72. The Crash and Burn of Dolce & Gabbana Styles, November 23

    Racism and arrogance about China has imperiled the brand.

  73. For Some in Hong Kong, New Bridge Has a Downside: ‘That Kind of Tourist’ Foreign, November 23

    Since the world’s longest sea bridge opened last month, a deluge of shoppers from mainland China has had a once-quiet suburb up in arms.

  74. In China, a School Trains Boys to Be ‘Real Men’ Business, November 23

    Employing American football and chest-thumping chants, Tang Haiyan offers an answer to a country that worries that its sons are too coddled and feminine. “We will never cultivate sissies,” he says.

  75. China Rules, Australian Gift Guide, Art, Asian Malls, Marijuana and Parenting Foreign, November 22

    This week’s Australia Letter rounds up nine can’t-miss journalistic surprises, from suggestions for holiday shopping to an argument Australia is wealthy, but second-rate.

  76. A Chinese Actor Admits Hitting a Woman — and Some Take His Side Foreign, November 22

    After Jiang Jinfu acknowledged that he’d beaten Haruka Nakaura, a Japanese model, not all the reaction on social media was negative.

  77. Specter of Meddling by Beijing Looms Over Taiwan’s Elections Foreign, November 22

    Officials are increasingly concerned that Beijing’s efforts to influence local elections now include a Russia-style misinformation campaign.

  78. A Retro Fashion Statement in 1,000-Year-Old Gowns, With Nationalist Fringe Foreign, November 22

    A movement to revive ancient Chinese clothing now has up to a million followers and government blessing. But the fashion can veer into ethnic chauvinism among China’s dominant Han majority.

  79. Car Slams Into Children Crossing Road in China, Killing 5 Foreign, November 22

    Two adults and 16 children were also injured in the crash. The driver of the car was later arrested after fleeing the scene.

  80. In Race for Global Power, U.S. and China Push Nations to Pick a Side Washington, November 21

    The competition has echoes of the Cold War, as Washington and Beijing each try to foster diplomatic alliances and economic deals to freeze out the other.

  81. In China, Dolce & Gabbana Draws Fire and Accusations of Racism on Social Media Business, November 21

    The Italian luxury brand said its Instagram accounts had been hacked after racist messages purportedly from one of its designers were made public. But some in China aren’t buying that.

  82. Trump’s Tariffs Haven’t Really Transformed Trade. Yet. Sunday Business, November 21

    Despite his tough talk, President Trump has not fundamentally altered America’s approach to trade. But that could change, and future increases in tariffs could be very costly to the United States.

  83. Five Takeaways From Our New China Project World, November 21

    Our new series, China Rules, shows how a country mired in poverty beat the odds and managed to become the most powerful modern rival to the United States.

  84. Leading Candidate to Head Interpol Is Russian, Drawing Western Objections Foreign, November 20

    Russia has tried to use Interpol to silence critics, and rights groups fear increased Kremlin influence. American and European officials are trying to block a Russian presidency.

  85. Xi Visits Philippines to Celebrate ‘Rainbow After the Rain’ With Duterte Foreign, November 19

    President Xi Jinping arrived in Manila amid growing concern that the Philippines’ conciliatory approach to China has backfired.

  86. Disney Wins Chinese Approval for Fox Deal, Clearing Major Hurdle Business, November 19

    Analysts had worried that China might use Disney’s $71.3 billion deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox as a weapon in a trade war with the United States.

  87. U.S.-China Clash at Asian Summit Was Over More Than Words Foreign, November 19

    A dispute over trade language meant that members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum failed to issue a joint document for the first time.

  88. Another Season of Trouble in Sri Lanka Op Ed, November 19

    A renewed power play by Mahinda Rajapaksa, who ran the country for a decade, has reignited fears of majoritarianism and trouble for the minorities.

  89. Writer of Erotic Novels in China Is Jailed for Producing Gay Pornography Foreign, November 19

    The novelist, known as Tianyi, faces more than a decade in jail, prompting many to criticize the government for going too far in its efforts to block obscene material.

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  92. The Great Promise of China Special Sections, November 19

    Western money has been pouring into the country this fall. But is the lure of its billions of buyers masking what could be trouble ahead?

  93. Libraries, Gardens, Museums. Oh, and a Clothing Store. Styles, November 19

    Shopping areas in Asia are about the experience, not just the retail sale.

  94. Benny Tai Yiu-ting: Hong Kong Isn’t What It Was, Nor What It’s Supposed to Be Op Ed, November 18

    Beijing’s political red lines here keep shifting — but always in the direction of more repression.

  95. Interpol Meets to Select New President After Leader’s Arrest in China Foreign, November 18

    The agency is holding its first general assembly since its president, Meng Hongwei, was detained by China on charges of taking bribes and other crimes.

  96. The American Dream Is Alive. In China. Interactive, November 18

    Imagine two poor 18-year-olds, one in the U.S., the other in China. Who has a better chance of success? Are you sure?

  97. How China Made Its Own Internet Interactive, November 18

    The internet was supposed to set the world free. But China likes its walled-off and censored version just fine.

  98. The Dangerous Naïveté of Trump and Xi Op Ed, November 17

    The United States and China may be on a collision course yet their presidents each underestimate the pain the other could inflict.

  99. Xi and Pence Stake Out Trade Positions in Dueling Speeches at Pacific Rim Forum Foreign, November 17

    The sharp rhetoric at the APEC conference came as President Trump prepared to meet with the Chinese leader at the Group of 20 summit meeting in Argentina amid a trade war.

  100. A Rural Patch of Hong Kong Where Rare Birds Sing and Developers Circle Foreign, November 17

    A bucolic corner of Hong Kong attracts bird-watchers and bicyclists eager to escape the crowds. But the area is increasingly attractive to developers.

  101. Chinese City Bans Daytime Dog Walking in a Crackdown on Canines Foreign, November 16

    New rules in Hangzhou also banned large breeds and led to the confiscation of unlicensed dogs.

  102. North Korea Says It Will Deport American Who Tried to Enter From China Foreign, November 16

    In an apparent gesture of good will, the North said it would release the man, who it said entered the country illegally a month ago.

  103. China’s Impact Investment? That’s Mainly a Project for Foreign Investors Business, November 15

    In China, local share owners simply expect returns and information on which to judge sustainability is scarce. So impact investment remains a luxury.

  104. Scandals Catch Up to Private Chinese Hospitals, After Fortunes Are Made Sunday Business, November 15

    The Putian network of 8,000 facilities, which expanded rapidly with little government oversight, is facing national outrage and scrutiny over a death and fraud allegations.

  105. Lawmakers Push Trump to Act Against China on Uighur Detention Washington, November 14

    Legislators have introduced bipartisan bills that urge the Trump administration to impose economic sanctions and take other measures to defend Uighurs.

  106. Military Competition in Pacific Endures as Biggest Flash Point Between U.S. and China Washington, November 14

    Trump administration officials are anxious about Beijing’s efforts to assert dominance over Taiwan, the South China Sea and far Pacific islands. They say the U.S. needs to push back.

  107. U.S. Military’s Global Edge Has Diminished, Strategy Review Finds Washington, November 14

    Strained forces, budget shortfalls and political dysfunction have cast doubt on the Pentagon’s shift in focus from terrorism to global powers — and President Trump’s support for a strong military.

  108. U.N. Rights Officials Criticize China Over Muslim Internments World, November 13

    Human rights officials and experts condemned regulations on Chinese re-education camps as a violation of international law and criminalized basic rights.

  109. China and Trump, Listen Up! Op Ed, November 13

    Both sides need to be smart and honest about how the countries became economic successes.

  110. Australia’s Prime Minister ‘Surprised’ by State’s Secret Deal With China Foreign, November 13

    The state of Victoria signed on with China’s Belt and Road initiative at a time when intelligence officials are concerned about Beijing’s influence.

  111. China, After Outcry, Reinstates Ban on Rhino and Tiger Parts in Medicine Foreign, November 12

    The State Council said in a rare concession that it had decided to postpone an order to undo a 25-year prohibition on the trade.