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Why a Chinese Security Deal in the Pacific Could Ripple Through the World

In potentially opening the door to a Chinese military base, the Solomon Islands threatens the balance of power in a vital shipping region. By Damien CaveApril 20, 2022Updated 7:42 a.m. ET “SYDNEY, Australia — When the Solomon Islands’ prime minister stood before Parliament on Wednesday to announce that his government had signed a sweeping security agreement with China, he …

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Beijing Wanted the Winter Olympics. All It Needed Was Snow.

The environmentally unfriendly secret of winter sports is that many competitions take place on artificial snow. China’s water-scarce capital had to go to enormous lengths to make enough of it. By Matthew Futterman and Raymond ZhongPublished Feb. 5, 2022Updated Feb. 6, 2022阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版Leer en español “BEIJING — China did not move mountains to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. But it flooded a …

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In Clash With U.S. Over Ukraine, Putin Has a Lifeline From China

President Biden could find his plans to punish Russia undermined by Xi Jinping, a longtime ally of Mr. Putin. But China moves cautiously during crises. By Steven Lee Myers and Edward WongFeb. 2, 2022Updated 2:49 a.m. ET “BEIJING — As the United States moves to exert maximal pressure on Russia over fears of a Ukraine invasion, the Russian leader, …

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China’s Births Hit Historic Low, a Political Problem for Beijing

The demographic crisis, a challenge to the economy, also signals a limit to the reach of the government, which has struggled recently to grow the population. By Steven Lee Myers and Alexandra StevensonJan. 17, 202, “China announced on Monday that its birthrate plummeted for a fifth straight year in 2021, moving the world’s most populous country closer to …

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RACE TO THE FUTURE

Why a Chinese Company Dominates Electric Car Batteries Beijing gave CATL lavish subsidies, a captive market of buyers and soft regulatory treatment, helping it to control a crucial technology of the future. CATL’s headquarters, shaped like an oversize lithium battery, in Ningde, China.Credit…Qilai Shen for The New York Times By Keith Bradsher and Michael Forsythe Dec. 22, 2021,  …

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The U.S. and China Should Compete on Electric Cars

Dec. 8, 2021 By Deborah Seligsohn Ms. Seligsohn is an assistant professor in the political science department at Villanova University. “If you are in the market for an electric vehicle today, there’s a good chance you’ll buy a Tesla. Fast forward a couple of years, and this may no longer be true. Traditional automakers like General …

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China, the Most Powerful Data Broker in the World Is Winning the War Against the U.S. by Matt Pottinger and David Feith – NYT

Nov. 30, 2021 By Matt Pottinger and David Feith Mr. Pottinger served in the Trump administration as the senior Asia adviser in the National Security Council and later as deputy national security adviser. Mr. Feith served as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. “President Joe Biden came away from his summit with China’s …

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Race to the Future: What to Know About the Frantic Quest for Cobalt

A New York Times investigation examines the global demand for raw materials as the clean energy revolution takes off. This is what we found. By Eric Lipton, Dionne Searcey and Michael ForsytheNov. 20, 2021Updated 12:09 p.m. ET The clean energy revolution is replacing oil and gas with a new global force: the minerals and metals needed in electric car batteries, …

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Why Is China Building Up Its Nuclear Arsenal?

Nov. 15, 2021 By Tong Zhao Mr. Zhao is a Beijing-based expert on nuclear policy. BEIJING — Forget about nuclear might. It’s time for the United States to talk to China about mutual vulnerability. It’s clear that Beijing is rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal. Commercial satellite images suggest China is building more than 100 new intercontinental ballistic missile silos. Reporting emerged …

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With China, a ‘Cold War’ Analogy Is Lazy and Dangerous

Nov. 2, 2021 By Joseph S. Nye Jr. ” . . . On the economic level, the United States and China are deeply interdependent. The United States had more than half a trillion dollars in trade with China in 2020. While some voices in Washington talk about “decoupling,” it would be foolish to think we can separate our …

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