Year: 2021

China “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad.”

“President Xi Jinping of China told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that his country would stop promoting the growth of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel overseas, in a major step to address climate change: China, he said, “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad.” Mr. Xi’s announcement, in prerecorded remarks, was a surprise move …

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What Comes After the 9/11 Era? NYT: Sept. 11, 2021 “Everything in my profession revolved around the War on Terror. And everyone I knew who was even the least bit conservative (a category that included many Democrats) was ready to invade Iraq — and probably Syria and Iran for good measure. Everyone except one college …

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As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic floods showed that much will have to change. By Steven Lee Myers, Keith Bradsher and Chris BuckleyPublished July 26, 2021Updated July 29, 2021阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “China’s breakneck growth over the last four decades erected soaring cities where there had been hamlets and farmland. The cities lured factories, and the …

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I Can’t Forget the Lessons of Vietnam. Neither Should You.

Aug. 19, 2021 By Viet Thanh Nguyen Mr. Nguyen is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Sympathizer” and its sequel, “The Committed.” He is a professor of English, American studies and comparative literature at the University of Southern California. “I was 4 years old when Saigon fell, so I do not remember any of …

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Alibaba Rape Allegation Reveals China Tech’s Seamy Side

Sexually suggestive office games, boozy dinners and a culture of ignoring problems have long plagued the industry. Changing it will still be hard. By Li YuanAug. 12, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “For years, as Alibaba turned from a scrappy Chinese start-up into an e-commerce behemoth, some of its business units welcomed new employees with an ice-breaking ceremony …

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As China Reins In Private Sector, Another Businessman Gets 18 Years

The sentence for Sun Dawu, a prominent rural tycoon, is the latest harsh penalty doled out against outspoken business leaders. By Paul MozurJuly 28, 2021Updated 2:38 p.m. ET Sun Dawu, a rural tycoon and outspoken critic of the Chinese Communist Party, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday, the latest in a string of harsh punishments …

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The Crackdown in China Is a Hot Mess, and It’s Coming for Us

July 20, 2021 By Kara Swisher Ms. Swisher, a contributing Opinion writer, has reported on technology and technology companies since the early days of the internet.阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “On one topic, at least, Mark Zuckerberg was right. Three years ago, in an interview with me — while attempting to dodge questions about the growing misinformation issues on Facebook — he …

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‘He Never Came Back’: Frantic Searches for Loved Ones After Flood

Unusually heavy rains engulfed roads and bridges, flooding towns and cities in central China. The extreme weather has killed 33 people, displaced 250,000, and caused widespread disruption. By Keith Bradsher and Steven Lee MyersJuly 22, 2021Updated 9:35 a.m. ET MIHE, China — Chen Shuying was sitting at home with her husband and their 3-year-old grandson on Tuesday when water …

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U.S. Formally Accuses China of Hacking Microsoft

The Biden administration is also expected to organize a broad group of allies to condemn Beijing for cyberattacks around the world, but stop short of taking concrete punitive steps. By Zolan Kanno-Youngs and David E. SangerJuly 19, 2021Updated 8:53 a.m. ET “WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday formally accused the Chinese government of breaching Microsoft email systems used by many …

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