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U.S. to Boost Military Role in the Philippines in Push to Counter China

Washington and Manila announced a plan to give the American military access to four new locations in the Southeast Asian country, a growing strategic partner in the region. 283 comments. By Sui-Lee Wee Published Feb. 1, 2023 5 MIN READ “The United States is increasing its military presence in the Philippines, gaining access to four more sites …

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China’s Mad Dash Into a Strategic Island Nation Breeds Resentment

For years, Beijing has thrown its wealth and weight across the globe. But its experience in the Solomon Islands calls into question its approach to expanding its power. 165 comments By Damien Cave Photographs by Matthew Abbott Damien Cave has been writing about Chinese influence in the Solomon Islands since 2019. He and Matthew Abbott spent about …

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The Problem(s) With China’s Population Drop

Jan. 17, 2023 589 comments By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版Leer en español “China’s population declined last year, for the first time since the mass deaths associated with Mao Zedong’s disastrous Great Leap Forward in the 1960s. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that China has announced that its population declined. Many observers are skeptical about …

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BRET STEPHENS

China’s Decline Became Undeniable This Week. Now What? Jan. 17, 2023 4 MIN READ By Bret Stephens Opinion Columnist “For years, I’ve been writing columns predicting China’s decline. This week, the decline became undeniable. The road downhill will not be smooth — not for it or for us. The news is that the death rate in China outnumbered the birthrate …

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NICHOLAS KRISTOF

Banana Peels for Xi Jinping Nov. 30, 2022 By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “There’s a Soviet joke that has long circulated in China, about a man who is arrested for protesting in Moscow’s Red Square by holding up a blank sheet of paper. “How can you arrest me?” the man objects in one version. “I …

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The Communist Party Is Losing China’s People

Nov. 30, 2022, 11:23 a.m. ET By Wu Qiang Mr. Wu is a writer and political scientist who lives in Beijing. “BEIJING — The scenes in China in recent days have been electrifying. “Last weekend, in several cities across the country, from cosmopolitan Shanghai to far-western Xinjiang, ordinary people took to the streets to denounce the government’s stifling Covid-19 …

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Jiang Zemin, Leader Who Guided China Into Global Market, Dies at 96

Mr. Jiang, a wily and garrulous politician, presided over a decade of meteoric economic growth in the post-Tiananmen era. 6 comments By Chris Buckley and Michael Wines Nov. 30, 2022Updated 9:06 a.m. ET 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “Jiang Zemin, the Shanghai Communist kingpin who was handpicked to lead China after the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and presided over a decade of meteoric …

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PAUL KRUGMAN

How China Lost the Covid War Nov. 28, 2022 By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist “Do you remember when Covid was going to establish China as the world’s dominant power? As late as mid-2021, my inbox was full of assertions that China’s apparent success in containing the coronavirus showed the superiority of the Chinese system over Western …

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Beijing Is Tackling Its Air Pollution Problem. Why Can’t New Delhi?

The return of smog season in India’s capital has again left residents asking why nothing has changed. The answer may be largely political. By Suhasini Raj, Matt Stevens, John Yoon and Keith Bradsher Suhasini Raj reported from New Delhi, Matt Stevens and John Yoon from Seoul and Keith Bradsher from Beijing. Nov. 22, 2022, 3:00 a.m. ET A decade ago, the …

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THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

How China Lost America Nov. 1, 2022 By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist   阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “When future historians look back on 2022, they will have a lot to choose from when they ask the question: What was the most important thing that happened that year? Was it Brexit, Chexit, Ruxit or Trumpit? Was it the meltdown of …

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