Bullies and Scoundrels

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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BRET STEPHENS

China Won’t Bury Us, Either– NYT July 5, 2021 By Bret Stephens Opinion Columnist阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 Garry Kasparov has a pithy way of summing up the past 18 months of tribulation. “China gave us the virus,” the chess and human-rights champion told me over a recent breakfast. “And the free world gave us the vaccines.” You don’t have …

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Why QAnon Flopped in Japan

It failed the test for conspiracy connoisseurs, and the public. By Matt Alt Mr. Alt is a Japan-based writer, translator and localizer who specializes in adapting Japanese content for global audiences.March 26, 2021, 1:00 a.m. ET TOKYO — For over 40 years, Japan’s leading purveyor of shadowy phenomena, Mu magazine, has peddled Bigfoot, U.F.O.s and the occult to …

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Why Is China Still Going After Hong Kong So Hard? Yi-Zheng Lian – NYT

By Yi-Zheng Lian Mr. Lian, a former chief editor of The Hong Kong Economic Journal, is a longtime commentator on Hong Kong affairs. March 1, 2021, 6:26 a.m. ET The president may be putting personal ambition ahead of his country’s best interests. “On Sunday, the Hong Kong authorities charged 47 pro-democracy activists with “conspiracy to commit subversion” …

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With Mass Arrests, Beijing Exerts an Increasingly Heavy Hand in Hong Kong – New York Times

By Vivian Wang, Austin Ramzy and Tiffany May Jan. 6, 2021Updated 10:25 a.m. ET “HONG KONG — They descended before dawn, 1,000 police officers fanning out across Hong Kong to the homes and offices of opposition lawmakers, activists and lawyers. They whisked many off in police cars, often without telling relatives or friends where they were being taken. Within a …

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Opinion | Xi Jinping’s Strength is China’s Weakness

“SYDNEY, Australia – President Xi Jinping has accumulated legions of powerful critics in China since he took office in early 2013. There are the once-powerful officials who have been felled by his sweeping anti-corruption campaign. There are the economists who resist his statist instincts. There are the academics who have objected to his authoritarian measures, …

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Opinion | China Has a New Plan to Tame Tibet

“Before Xinjiang, there was Tibet. Repressive policies tested there between 2012 and 2016 were then applied to the Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in northwestern China: entire cities covered in surveillance cameras, ubiquitous neighborhood police stations, residents made to report on another other. Now that process also works the other way around. Xinjiang’s coercive labor …

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Opinion | Trump Is Wrong About TikTok. China’s Plans Are Much More Sinister.

The Trump administration says it wants to ban the popular short-video app TikTok in the United States, because TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is Chinese. Washington is worried that the personal data of the many millions of Americans using the app could be siphoned off to China and misused. To some, that concern may seem excessive or its …

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