T/china

  1. Walking the Beijing Line Op Ed, Yesterday

    Japan and the geopolitical balancing act.

  2. Notes on Global Convergence (Wonkish and Off-Point) Op Ed, October 20

    Why rich countries stay different and middle-income countries surge.

  3. China May Need to Relax Its Lending Rules to Improve Economic Growth Business, October 19

    The nation’s officials are trying to encourage spending, but the Chinese credit system may need a shake-up to make money flow more freely.

  4. China’s Growth Hits Slowest Pace in a Decade Business, October 18

    Slowdowns in investment and retail sales are cooling one of the world’s most important economic engines. As the trade war with the U.S. intensifies, the downturn could get worse.

  5. What Happens When Universities Become ‘Party Strongholds’ Op Ed, October 18

    Chinese authorities are combining Mao-era spying practices with new surveillance technology to ferret out outspoken professors and students who fail to follow Communist Party ideology.

  6. Uighur Americans Speak Against China’s Internment Camps. Their Relatives Disappear. World, October 18

    Rushan Abbas, a Uighur American business consultant, hopes to get her sister and aunt freed from Chinese detention by swaying United States policy.

  7. Searching for Water Across Borders Op Ed, October 18

    Saudi Arabia and China are among the countries that have turned to the United States and elsewhere.

  8. A New Culprit Is Identified in China’s Choking Smog Foreign, October 18

    Researchers say that emissions of formaldehyde from autos and chemical and oil refineries play a larger role in China’s smog than previously known.

  9. Jim Mattis, Meeting His Chinese Counterpart, Tries to Ease Tensions Foreign, October 18

    The defense secretary moved to sand down sharp edges of the relationship after Vice President Mike Pence gave a pointed critique of Beijing.

  10. Watch Out Workers, Algorithms Are Coming to Replace You — Maybe Special Sections, October 18

    The Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari says no industry is truly immune to the effects of A.I.

  11. Overlooked No More: Yamei Kin, the Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu to the West Obits, October 17

    Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean for Americans.

  12. Trump Embarks on Bilateral Trade Talks to Pressure China Washington, October 17

    The White House is looking to create deals with many of the nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the pact the president withdrew from.

  13. China Imposes Record Fine on Vaccine Maker Over Safety Scandal Business, October 17

    The penalty, of $1.3 billion, comes at a time of increasing anxieties among the country’s middle class, already furious about a spate of drug and food safety scandals.

  14. Are Investors Anxious? Just Look at BlackRock’s Results Business, October 16

    The world’s largest asset manager reported a 27 percent increase in its earnings last quarter. But that strong rise masked an increase in investor outflows.

  15. Chinese Internet Star Detained for ‘Disrespectful’ Version of National Anthem Foreign, October 16

    Yang Kaili, a 20-year-old woman with tens of millions of followers, had sung a brief snippet of the anthem online, wearing an antler-shaped headband.

  16. China Breaks Silence on Muslim Detention Camps, Calling Them ‘Humane’ Foreign, October 16

    A senior official defended the vast detention network in the Xinjiang region, calling it a “vocational education and training program.”

  17. Kenyans Say Chinese Investment Brings Racism and Discrimination Foreign, October 15

    Episodes involving discriminatory behavior by the region’s growing Chinese work force have unsettled many Kenyans, particularly at a time when their government seeks closer ties with China.

  18. Head of Powerful Chinese Lender Is Swept Up in Corruption Inquiry Business, October 15

    Lai Xiaomin, a former Communist Party secretary and ex-head of Huarong Asset Management, is the latest executive caught up in China’s vast anti-corruption drive.

  19. Trump Embraces Foreign Aid to Counter China’s Global Influence Washington, October 14

    The move is a significant reversal for the president. A new agency will provide $60 billion in financing aimed at blocking Beijing’s ambitions.

  20. Steering Hong Kong’s Sovereignty Op Ed, October 14

    What semiautonomous really looks like.

  21. How Trump Could Fatally Weaken the Dollar Op Ed, October 14

    When the president undermines the rule of law and the independence of institutions like the Fed, he threatens a pillar of American economic strength.

  22. The Leaders Who Unleashed China’s Mass Detention of Muslims Foreign, October 13

    A trail of online evidence establishes how President Xi Jinping and other senior officials adopted a tough new policy to assimilate ethnic minorities.

  23. The Week in Tech: Fears of the Supply Chain in China Business, October 12

    For a week now, people have been buzzing about an article that sounded as if it had come from a high-tech spy thriller. Does it point to larger problems?

  24. How Asian Social Media Transformed a Quiet U.K. Walking Spot Foreign, October 12

    “When we search for London on social media, it’s the first thing we see,” said one South Korean who visited the Seven Sisters cliffs, two hours south of London.

  25. Hong Kong Bars Another Democracy Supporter From Running for Office Foreign, October 12

    Lau Siu-lai, a college lecturer, won a seat in the city’s legislature in 2016, but was disqualified for the way she took her oath of office.

  26. Account of Police Brutality Gives Rise to a #MeToo Moment in China Foreign, October 12

    The case of Sun Shihua, a female lawyer who described being beaten and forced to submit to a strip search in Guangzhou, has prompted a debate about discrimination against women.

  27. The Gloom Encroaching on Trump’s Stock Boom Business, October 11

    Investors saw the president’s policies as a reason to buy stocks. Now, the consequences of his measures are unsettling Wall Street.

  28. U.S. Puts New Restrictions on Nuclear Technology Exports to China Washington, October 11

    The announcement appeared to be part of a strategy to ramp up pressure against Beijing while also curbing China’s ambition to project its military power globally.

  29. Tencent Is Suffering a One-Two Punch From the Tech Stock Sell-Off Business, October 11

    The company’s trading location and its exposure to emerging markets mean that it is finding the tech rout particularly troubling.

  30. This is 18 Around the World — Through Girls’ Eyes Interactive, October 11

    What does life look like for girls turning 18 in 2018? We gave young women photographers around the world an assignment: Show us 18 in your community. This is 18 — through girls’ eyes.

  31. China and the Case of the Interpol Chief Editorial, October 10

    Beijing apparently has detained Meng Hongwei, the president of Interpol and a former top Chinese security official. What are the charges?

  32. Chinese Officer Is Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges of Economic Espionage Washington, October 10

    The Chinese intelligence official was arrested in Belgium and brought to the United States, an escalation of the Trump administration’s effort to crack down on Chinese spying.

  33. China’s Media Crackdown Spreads to Hong Kong Editorial, October 9

    Beijing expels Victor Mallet of The Financial Times in a move intended to freeze out independent voices.

  34. The End of the Australian Miracle? Op Ed, October 9

    The country needs to find ways to share prosperity with workers.

  35. Adjusting to College, in China Letters, October 9

    A parent says visits to campus can alleviate the trauma of separation.

  36. The Unknowable Fallout of China’s Trade War Nuclear Option Business, October 9

    China holds more than a trillion dollars in United States debt, and an escalating trade war could tempt it to wield that debt in a way that has long been unthinkable.

  37. Interpol Chief Was China’s Pride. His Fall Exposes the Country’s Dark Side. Foreign, October 8

    The disappearance and resignation of Meng Hongwei, who is accused of taking bribes, cast a spectacular blow to Beijing’s efforts to take global leadership roles.

  38. Mike Pompeo and His Chinese Counterpart Trade Harsh Words Foreign, October 8

    A sharp exchange between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Wang Yi stripped away the usual diplomatic veneer.

  39. DealBook Briefing: The China Trade War Could Decimate Deal-Making Business, October 8

    Running out of options to fight a trade war with America, Beijing could instead hold up or kill takeovers that require its approval.

  40. China Wants to Strike Back on Trade. Big U.S. Deals Could Suffer. Business, October 7

    Disney-Fox and United Technologies-Rockwell Collins could face scrutiny from Beijing, but it is not clear if regulators are affected by trade tensions.

  41. Interpol Chief Meng Hongwei Quits and Is Detained by China Foreign, October 7

    Days after he was reported missing, a Chinese agency announced it had Mr. Meng under investigation. Hours earlier, his wife said he had sent her an emoji of a knife.

  42. China to Pump $175 Billion Into Its Economy as Slowdown and Trade War Loom Business, October 7

    The move by the Chinese central bank on Sunday indicates Beijing’s growing worries over the country’s economic health.

  43. Stopping Climate Change Is Hopeless. Let’s Do It. Op Ed, October 6

    It begins with how we live our lives every moment of every day.

  44. Interpol Demands Answers From China About Its Missing President Foreign, October 6

    The agency, based in France, made a formal request for information about Meng Hongwei, who seemingly vanished on a trip home.

  45. The Trump Trade Strategy Is Coming Into Focus. That Doesn’t Necessarily Mean It Will Work. Upshot, October 6

    Taking an aggressive stance with traditional allies now seems to be just a warm-up for the main event: isolating China.

  46. Hidden Stories of Chinese Migration and Culture Found in Giant Genetic Study Science, October 5

    Scientists reported an assortment of findings resulting from a sweeping and novel analysis of data from the prenatal tests of 141,431 participants.

  47. China’s Small Farms Are Fading. The World May Benefit. Business, October 5

    Traditional plots of land are slowly becoming parts of bigger operations, eroding a way of life but enriching local residents and helping more Chinese people move into the modern world.

  48. Head of Interpol Disappears, and Eyes Turn Toward China Foreign, October 5

    Meng Hongwei, president of the international police agency, was reported missing by his wife, who told French authorities she had not heard from him since he traveled to China.

  49. Pence’s China Speech Seen as Portent of ‘New Cold War’ Foreign, October 5

    China could respond to Vice President Mike Pence’s tough speech by spending more on its military or withdrawing support for sanctions against North Korea.

  50. Will China Hack the U.S. Midterms? Opinion, October 5

    It certainly knows how to conduct cyberattacks that disrupt political processes.

  51. Hong Kong Plans to Expel a Financial Times Editor World, October 5

    The newspaper said Hong Kong will not renew a work visa for Victor Mallet, heightening fears of deteriorating media freedoms in the semiautonomous Chinese city.

  52. Australia, the Pinup in America’s TV Imagination Foreign, October 4

    What are we to make of Australia’s presence in “The Good Place” and “Ozark”? And should we love or hate Ted Danson’s Aussie accent?

  53. Lindsey Graham Welcomed Trump’s China Tariffs, Then Helped Companies Avoid Them Washington, October 4

    The South Carolina senator urged the administration to exclude imports used by companies from his state from a list of products subject to tariffs.

  54. Chinese Oil Company Official Talked Arms Deals and Evading Iran Sanctions, U.S. Says Business, October 4

    The head of the Chinese company’s nonprofit arm discussed using its connections to help sell weapons to Chad, Qatar and Libya, according to federal prosecutors.

  55. Pence Speech to String Together a Narrative of Chinese Aggression Washington, October 3

    Vice President Mike Pence, in a speech on Thursday, is expected to say that “China wants a different American president,” according to excerpts from the speech released Wednesday night.

  56. Private Businesses Built Modern China. Now the Government Is Pushing Back. Business, October 3

    Taxes are rising. Regulation is tightening. State-run firms are ascendant. That could spell problems for a country where economic growth is slowing.

  57. Firing Back at Trump in the Trade War With Tariffs Aimed at His Base Interactive, October 3

    A map of the counties targeted by China, Mexico, Canada and the European Union in a trade war looks strikingly similar to a map of the 2016 presidential election.

  58. In China, a Quiz Show Is an Ode to Xi Jinping Foreign, October 2

    A new TV program aims to inspire interest in the president’s life and ideas among the country’s younger generation.

  59. Chinese Reporter Accused of Slapping Man at Political Event in Britain Foreign, October 2

    The journalist heckled participants during a talk on Hong Kong, then was arrested after being accused of slapping a volunteer who was trying to remove her.

  60. China’s Health Care Crisis: Lines Before Dawn, Violence and ‘No Trust’ Business, September 30

    China is trying to relieve its overwhelmed system by introducing more family doctors. But in a country where people rush to hospitals for a fever, change won’t be easy.

  61. China Cancels High-Level Security Talks With the U.S. Foreign, September 30

    The decision to withdraw from an important annual meeting shows how tensions over an escalating trade war are spreading to other arenas.

  62. How Capitalism Ruined China’s Health Care System Video, September 30

    Homemade cancer drugs, violence in hospitals, doctor shortages: We take you inside China’s broken health care system to reveal how dire the situation is for over a billion people.

  63. U.S. Weighed Penalizing El Salvador Over Support for China, Then Backed Off Washington, September 29

    The White House wanted to cut aid to El Salvador after it severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China. But that could have jeopardized efforts to curb illegal immigration.

  64. China’s Leaders Confront an Unlikely Foe: Ardent Young Communists Foreign, September 28

    The Chinese Communist Party is cracking down on a group of student protesters who have done little but fight for communism’s values and praise Marx, Mao and President Xi Jinping.

  65. China Censors Bad Economic News Amid Signs of Slower Growth Business, September 28

    New directives betray a mounting anxiety among Chinese leaders that the country could be facing a worsening slump as the trade war with the United States intensifies.

  66. Bytedance of China Eyes $75 Billion Valuation, Joining Start-Up Giants Business, September 28

    A new fund-raising round could value the maker of the Tik Tok and Toutiao apps at nearly as much as Uber, as China’s online surge continues.

  67. For Xi Jinping, Being a Man of the People Means Looking the Part World, September 28

    A tour of farms and factories in China’s northeast gave Mr. Xi a chance to look like Mao and take aim at Trump.

  68. Jack Ma Is Retiring. Is China’s Economy Losing Steam? Opinion, September 28

    Alibaba has revolutionized not only e-commerce in China, but the entire private sector. It probably couldn’t be created now.

  69. China Rejects Trump’s Charges of Meddling in U.S. Elections Foreign, September 27

    Mr. Trump called a paid China Daily insert in an Iowa newspaper “propaganda.” Chinese officials said the advertising was both lawful and commonplace.

  70. In KFC’s China Ads, Nuggets Are Served With Patriotism Business Day, September 27

    The fast food chain’s campaign celebrates the country’s four-decade rise from rural poverty to the world’s second-largest economy.

  71. Companies Can’t Seem to Quit Quarterly Guidance: DealBook’s Closing Bell Business, September 26

    Criticism of quarterly earnings guidance is growing louder, but a number of companies are providing them.

  72. Trump’s America: Reckless, Alone and Ridiculed Op Ed, September 26

    The president’s speeches before the United Nations foreshadowed his intention to ignore our greatest threats and to stoke fresh conflict needlessly.

  73. Here’s One Emerging Threat That Could Derail the Bull Run Business Day, September 26

    The decade-long rally has faced numerous challenges. The latest: increasingly attractive returns on government bonds.

  74. Leadership, Laughter and Tariffs Op Ed, September 26

    Are trade wars “good and easy to win”? Not when you’ve alienated the whole world.

  75. Trump Accuses China of Interfering in Midterm Elections Foreign, September 26

    The president offered no evidence of Chinese meddling in the November vote, but he has previously accused China of aiming tariffs at American states that support him.

  76. Ex-Google Employee Urges Lawmakers to Take On Company Business, September 26

    A former research scientist at the tech giant said a project to build a censored search engine was a “catastrophic failure of the internal privacy review process.”

  77. Pope Francis Asks Chinese Catholics to Trust His Deal With Government Foreign, September 26

    Facing criticism that he had conceded too much, the pope said he appreciated the sacrifices of his flock, and he urged state and church to cooperate.

  78. Swedish Skit Mocks Chinese Tourists, Drawing Backlash in China Foreign, September 26

    Chinese officials demanded an apology over a Swedish satirical program’s skit about Chinese tourists, which the network says was meant to highlight racism.

  79. U.S. Army Reservist Is Accused of Spying for China Washington, September 25

    The suspect, Ji Chaoqun, gave information to a Chinese intelligence officer to recruit employees at American defense contractors as informants, court papers said.

  80. Trump to China: ‘I Own You.’ Guess Again. Op Ed, September 25

    The Chinese are catching up to the U.S. in many ways, and the president grasps only part of the reason.

  81. Another Sign of Mania in Cannabis Stocks: DealBook’s Closing Bell Business, September 25

    Investors have piled into shares of New Age Beverages, Alkaline Water and IntelGenx Technologies because of their plans to tap the marijuana market.

  82. President Trump Addresses the United Nations (laughter) Editorial, September 25

    A dark and cramped view of the world from an increasingly isolated leader.

  83. China Rejects U.S. Warship’s Visit to Hong Kong as Tensions Rise Foreign, September 25

    The cancellation, along with recalling a senior admiral who was in the United States for a conference, came in response to sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.

  84. Offering Manicures With Your Hot Pot, China’s Haidilao Plans a Global Push Business Day, September 25

    The popular Chinese restaurant chain — which woos its customers with shoe-shining services, board games and other distractions — plans to raise $1 billion.

  85. How to Stop Poaching and Protect Endangered Species? Forget the ‘Kingpins’ Science, September 24

    Authorities keep arresting people said to be bosses of wildlife trafficking, but that isn’t making a dent in the problem.

  86. Trump’s Tariffs May Hurt, but Quitting China Is Hard to Do Business, September 24

    Companies are reconsidering where to put their factories as the trade war mounts, but few places can match China’s convenience and reliability.

  87. With Vatican Talks and Bulldozers, China Aims to Control Christianity Foreign, September 24

    The moves to assert control over Catholic and Protestant churches reflect a broader effort to establish control over society under President Xi Jinping.

  88. The Unlikely, Obvious Solution to the Trade War Op Ed, September 24

    The way out of the impasse between the U.S. and China runs through the W.T.O., whether Donald Trump likes it or not.

  89. Fears of Maldives Crisis Ease After President Concedes Election Loss Foreign, September 24

    Official results give a decisive victory to the opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who promised to restore democratic freedoms and warmer ties with India.

  90. Hong Kong Bans Pro-Independence Party Foreign, September 24

    The small party, with a handful of members and no elected lawmakers, had attracted government scrutiny for its call for Hong Kong independence from China.

  91. Trump’s China Fight Puts U.S. Tech in the Cross Hairs Business, September 23

    As tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods go into effect on Monday, tech and telecom companies warn that America’s dominance is at risk.

  92. China Is Confronting New U.S. Hostility. But Is It Ready for the Fight? Foreign, September 23

    As the acrimony intensifies, Beijing’s immediate worry is how the Chinese public will handle the trade war and what impact it might have on domestic stability.

  93. Trump’s Tariff Trap Op Ed, September 23

    The president escalates the trade war with China.

  94. Welcome to College. Your Parents Are in the Tents Next Door. Foreign, September 23

    Parents of first-year college students in China live in tents on campus to make goodbyes easier. Critics say they are pampering a generation of only children.

  95. Maldives Opposition Declares Election Victory Foreign, September 23

    Local news organizations said Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had won decisively, but Abdulla Yameen, the autocratic president, had yet to concede.

  96. Hong Kong Is Bound Tighter to China (by Bridge and Bullet Train) Foreign, September 22

    Multibillion-dollar projects will speed connections between the former British colony and mainland China. Some think they have more to do with politics than economic concerns.

  97. China Demands U.S. Withdraw Sanctions Imposed Over Military Purchases From Russia Washington, September 22

    Chinese officials summoned the United States ambassador in Beijing to denounce the sanctions that Washington announced this week.

  98. What China Can Teach the U.S. About Artificial Intelligence Op Ed, September 22

    Visionary research is no longer the most important element of progress.

  99. China Cancels Plans for Trade Talks in Washington Business, September 22

    The move comes shortly before President Trump’s biggest round of tariffs on Chinese goods is expected to go into effect.

  100. China and Vatican Reach Deal on Appointment of Bishops Foreign, September 22

    For the first time, the pope accepted the legitimacy of bishops chosen by the Communist Chinese government.