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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A Lonely Protest in Beijing Inspires Young Chinese to Find Their Voice

As beginner dissenters, they’re timid and scared. But they are experiencing a quiet political awakening, unhappy about censorship, repression and “zero Covid.” By Li Yuan Oct. 24, 2022Updated 8:00 a.m. ET “A protester unfurled two banners on a highway overpass in central Beijing on Oct. 13, denouncing Xi Jinping as a “despotic traitor.” China’s censors went to great …

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No, Capitalism and the Internet Will Not Free China’s People By Ai Weiwei – NYT

Oct. 20, 2022 By Ai Weiwei Mr. Ai is an artist and author who was imprisoned by the Chinese government. “Communist Party rule of China has been punctuated by one mass public campaign after another, each designed to commandeer Chinese minds in service of the state. There was the Great Leap Forward, the industrial reform campaign begun …

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BRET STEPHENS

Thank You, Xi Jinping Oct. 18, 2022 By Bret Stephens Opinion Columnist 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 Sign up for the Russia-Ukraine War Briefing.  Every evening, we’ll send you a summary of the day’s biggest news. Get it sent to your inbox. Dear President Xi: Please accept my country’s gratitude and congratulations as you embark on your third term as general secretary …

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Can China’s leader deliver?

A party congress appears set to give Xi Jinping five more years in power. He has big goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and big challenges. Give this article By Raymond Zhong Oct. 18, 2022 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 You’re reading the Climate Forward newsletter, for Times subscribers only.  Your must-read guide to the climate crisis. The world’s most important …

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