n Visiting Taiwan, Pelosi Capped Three Decades of Challenging China

From her first days in Congress, the future speaker was willing to confront China’s leaders. As she looked toward her legacy, the California Democrat was not about to back down this time.+ Aug. 2, 2022 By Carl Hulse Aug. 2, 2022 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “WASHINGTON — In 1991, a trio of junior House members on a bipartisan trip …

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Nancy Pelosi’s Trip to Taiwan Is Too Dangerous

July 28, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET 612 comments By Bonnie S. Glaser and Zack Cooper Ms. Glaser is director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Mr. Cooper is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. “The United States and China are on a collision course in the Taiwan Strait. China’s ambitions …

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Can You Blame Poor Countries Like Mine for Turning to China?

June 27, 2022 By Dorothy Wickham Ms. Wickham is a Solomon Islands journalist. “HONIARA, Solomon Islands — Judging from the American and Australian reactions, China’s push to raise its profile in the Pacific Ocean seems frightening indeed. Secretive negotiations between Beijing and the government of my home country, the Solomon Islands, have raised speculation that they could lead …

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The U.S. Can Sanction Russian Gas to Punish Putin. I’m Asking It to Do the Same in Myanmar.

June 23, 2022 By Thinzar Shunlei Yi Ms. Thinzar is a Myanmar pro-democracy activist. “Myanmar’s modern history has been marked by colonial exploitation, military repression, violence and democracy denied. Grass-roots activists like me and thousands before me have dedicated our lives and sacrificed our safety to change this. But over the past year, an even deeper …

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Red Flags for Forced Labor Found in China’s Car Battery Supply Chain

Ties to potentially coercive labor practices could prove a problem for an industry that is heavily dependent on China, once a new law barring Xinjiang products goes into effect. By Ana Swanson and Chris Buckley June 20, 2022Updated 8:11 a.m. ET “The photograph on the mining conglomerate’s social media account showed 70 ethnic Uyghur workers standing at attention under …

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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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These Revered Cranes Escaped Extinction. Can They Survive Without Humans?

Conservators vastly increased the numbers of red-crowned cranes, a symbol of loyalty and longevity in Japanese culture. That’s just a start. By Motoko Rich and Hikari Hida Photographs by James Whitlow DelanoMarch 21, 2022. “KUSHIRO, Japan — The dance of the red-crowned cranes commenced, an impromptu pas de deux. The pair approached each other with a bow. They crossed …

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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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