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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One Nation Under Xi: How China’s Leader Is Remaking Its Identity

The leader’s nationalist effort to meld ethnic groups, an agenda increasingly central to his rule, is seen as a bulwark against internal divisions and threats from the West. By Chris Buckley, Vivian Wang and Joy Dong Oct. 11, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “Across Tibetan villages in southwest China, Communist Party officials have been spreading the top leader Xi Jinping’s …

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Xi Jinping Is a Captive of the Communist Party Too

Oct. 10, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET By Kerry Brown Mr. Brown has written several books on Chinese Communist Party politics including “The World According to Xi.” “To Western eyes, Chinese President Xi Jinping may appear as the embodiment of tyrannical one-man rule, and for good reason. Since taking leadership of the Chinese Communist Party a decade ago, …

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In Global Slowdown, China Holds Sway Over Countries’ Fates

The lender of choice for many nations over the past decade, Beijing now has the power to cut them off, lend more or forgive some of their debts. By Keith Bradsher Oct. 6, 2022Updated 7:57 a.m. ET “BEIJING — When Suriname couldn’t make its debt payments, a Chinese state bank seized the money from one of the …

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How China Targets the Global Fish Supply

By Steven Lee Myers, Agnes Chang, Derek Watkins and Claire FuSept. 26, 2022 With its own coastal waters depleted, China has built a global fishing operation unmatched by any other country. A Chinese ship fishing for squid off the west coast of South America in July 2021.Isaac Haslam/Sea Shepherd via Associated Press The Chinese effort has prompted diplomatic and legal …

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