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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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Opinion | ‘I Cannot Remain Silent’ – By Nicholas Kristof – The New York Times

By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist Feb. 15, 2020 579 When Dr. Li Wenliang warned about the coronavirus outbreak, he was attacked as a rumormonger. He died from the disease.Credit…Anthony Kwan/Getty Images 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “China’s mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak has imperiled itself and the world because it is a land of 21st-century science and 19th-century politics. Scholars …

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Opinion | My Grandmother’s Favorite Scammer – By Frankie Huang – The New York Times

By Frankie Huang Ms. Huang is a writer and illustrator. Dec. 7, 2019 “BEIJING — One day last winter my mother sent me an odd message over WeChat. “Has Laolao said anything strange to you today?” she asked. I immediately sensed that something was amiss. My mother is a typical Chinese parent. She always feels obliged …

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Opinion | My Grandmother’s Favorite Scammer – By Frankie Huang – The New York Times

By Frankie Huang Ms. Huang is a writer and illustrator. Dec. 7, 2019 CreditCredit…Annie Jen “BEIJING — One day last winter my mother sent me an odd message over WeChat. “Has Laolao said anything strange to you today?” she asked. I immediately sensed that something was amiss. My mother is a typical Chinese parent. She always …

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Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City – The New York Times

Amazon just put this department store out of bussiness in Baltimore, and its largest hardware store, both owned by the same family. “. . .  Ms. Black said she quit after two written warnings that she wasn’t meeting productivity standards, knowing a third would get her fired. “The machines determine so much,” she said. “You’re …

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Opinion | Let’s Not Take Cues From a Country That Bans Winnie the Pooh – By Nicholas Kristof – The New York Times

By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist Oct. 9, 2019 356 A display of plush dolls in the Winnie-the-Pooh collection at a Disney store in Shanghai last year.CreditCreditAssociated Press “What happens when China’s enforcers come after Winnie-the-Pooh? Will we reluctantly hand over Pooh Bear? Really sorry about this, Winnie, but China’s an important market! Winnie-the-Pooh has been banned in …

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Opinion | The Battle for Hong Kong Is Being Fought in Sydney and Vancouver – By Louisa Lim – The New York Times

By Louisa Lim Ms. Lim, the author of “The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited,” is writing a book about Hong Kong. Aug. 13, 2019 Protesters faced riot police during a mass demonstration at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday.CreditCreditTyrone Siu/Reuters 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “MELBOURNE, Australia — As the police deploy tear gas against protesters on the streets of …

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Opinion | What I Learned Leading the Tiananmen Protests – by Wang Dan – The New York Times

“On June 3, after my proposal to retreat from the square had been overruled by other student leaders, I went back to my university dorm to rest. Friends phoned me late that night with the news that soldiers had opened fire on protesters, and I fell into a state of shock. We never believed that …

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Opinion | China’s Orwellian War on Religion – By Nicholas Kristof – The New York Times

By Nicholas Kristof,   Opinion Columnist May 22, 2019 151 Police patrolling near the Id Kah Mosque in the old town of Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang region.CreditJohannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Image 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “Let’s be blunt: China is accumulating a record of Orwellian savagery toward religious people. At times under Communist Party rule, repression of faith has …

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As Vote Nears- Cambodia’s Leader Has Opponents- but No Competition – By Julia Wallace – NYT

By Julia Wallace July 11, 2018 + “PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — It’s election season in Cambodia, and the fireflies are out. Cambodians use that term — “ampil ampik,” in the Khmer language — to refer to little-known political parties that flash onto the scene shortly before an election, then fade back into obscurity. Twenty parties, some …

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