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Charlotte Gao

Charlotte Gao holds a MA degree in Asian Studies. Her research interests center around East Asian topics. She has worked in the past as a news editor, reporter, and writer for multiple traditional, online, and new media outlets.

To Encourage More Births, Chinese Specialists Propose Birth Fund, Childless Tax
August 17, 2018
To Encourage More Births, Chinese Specialists Propose Birth Fund, Childless Tax
The proposals triggered a large wave of criticism and sarcasm online.
To Encourage More Births, Chinese Specialists Propose Birth Fund, Childless Tax
China Takes Revenge for Tsai Ing-wen's US Trip – Via a Taiwanese Cafe Chain
August 16, 2018
China Takes Revenge for Tsai Ing-wen's US Trip – Via a Taiwanese Cafe Chain
Soon after Tsai completed her hig-profile stopover in the U.S., the chain was accused of “supporting Taiwan’s independence.”
China Takes Revenge for Tsai Ing-wen's US Trip – Via a Taiwanese Cafe Chain
Tsai Ing-wen Made a Rare, High-Profile Stopover in the US
August 14, 2018
Tsai Ing-wen Made a Rare, High-Profile Stopover in the US
As Beijing increases its pressure on Taipei, Tsai vows “to be firm so that no one can obliterate Taiwan.”
Tsai Ing-wen Made a Rare, High-Profile Stopover in the US
Amid the Trade War, Secretive Beidaihe Meeting Seems to Have Begun
August 10, 2018
Amid the Trade War, Secretive Beidaihe Meeting Seems to Have Begun
China’s state media has repeatedly called for national confidence amid rumors that Xi would face criticism at the meeting.
Amid the Trade War, Secretive Beidaihe Meeting Seems to Have Begun
Can China Fix Its Propaganda Problem?
August 10, 2018
Can China Fix Its Propaganda Problem?
As long as China’s “iron fist” policy and fierce censorship continue, propaganda cannot help China's image.
Can China Fix Its Propaganda Problem?
China Reshuffles Its Censorship Chiefs
August 07, 2018
China Reshuffles Its Censorship Chiefs
China announces its new internet czar, after former cyber chief Lu Wei was officially charged with bribery.
China Reshuffles Its Censorship Chiefs
CCP Wants to Enhance ‘Patriotism’ Among China's Intellectuals
August 06, 2018
CCP Wants to Enhance ‘Patriotism’ Among China's Intellectuals
Amid tensions at home and abroad, an increasing number of Chinese intellectuals are raising independent voices.
CCP Wants to Enhance ‘Patriotism’ Among China's Intellectuals
Only 4 Days in, China-US Trade War Escalates
July 11, 2018
Only 4 Days in, China-US Trade War Escalates
The Trump administration announces additional tariffs on Chinese products and China vows to retaliate “as always.”
Only 4 Days in, China-US Trade War Escalates
While China and Germany Sign Trade Deals, Liu Xiaobo’s Widow Allowed to Leave China
July 10, 2018
While China and Germany Sign Trade Deals, Liu Xiaobo’s Widow Allowed to Leave China
Angela Merkel scores a human rights victory while Li Keqiang is in Germany to talk trade.
While China and Germany Sign Trade Deals, Liu Xiaobo’s Widow Allowed to Leave China
Amid US-China Trade War, Beijing Worries About Its Financial Sector
July 09, 2018
Amid US-China Trade War, Beijing Worries About Its Financial Sector
Chinese financial authorities insist China is capable of “winning big battles” and “tackling external risks.”
Amid US-China Trade War, Beijing Worries About Its Financial Sector
US-China Trade War Starts
July 06, 2018
US-China Trade War Starts
China accuses the United States of waging the biggest trade war ever in economic history.
US-China Trade War Starts
HNA Group Chairman’s Sudden Death Stokes Conspiracy Theories
July 05, 2018
HNA Group Chairman’s Sudden Death Stokes Conspiracy Theories
Wang Jian reportedly died in an accident during a business trip in France.
HNA Group Chairman’s Sudden Death Stokes Conspiracy Theories
China Issues Travel Warning Against US, Citing ‘Frequent’ Shootings, Robberies, and Thefts
July 05, 2018
China Issues Travel Warning Against US, Citing ‘Frequent’ Shootings, Robberies, and Thefts
Earlier, the United States warned its citizens to “exercise increased caution in China.”
China Issues Travel Warning Against US, Citing ‘Frequent’ Shootings, Robberies, and Thefts
Shanghai Torn Apart After 2 Schoolboys Killed in Random Knife Attack
July 02, 2018
Shanghai Torn Apart After 2 Schoolboys Killed in Random Knife Attack
To “take revenge on society,” a man attacked children with knife outside an elite elementary school in Shanghai.
Shanghai Torn Apart After 2 Schoolboys Killed in Random Knife Attack
Anbang Fully Under State Ownership (at Least for Now)
June 26, 2018
Anbang Fully Under State Ownership (at Least for Now)
The ties between Anbang and its founder Wu Xiaohui have been completely cut off.
Anbang Fully Under State Ownership (at Least for Now)
Amid Tensions With US, China Holds An Unusually High-Level Meeting on Diplomacy
June 25, 2018
Amid Tensions With US, China Holds An Unusually High-Level Meeting on Diplomacy
Xi Jinping Thought has been established as the fundamental guideline for China’s foreign policy.
Amid Tensions With US, China Holds An Unusually High-Level Meeting on Diplomacy
Beijing: ‘China and Vatican Have Been in Effective Contacts’
June 22, 2018
Beijing: ‘China and Vatican Have Been in Effective Contacts’
Pope Francis expresses high optimism for improving bilateral ties in an interview.
Beijing: ‘China and Vatican Have Been in Effective Contacts’
China’s Great Firewall: A Serious Pain in the Neck for European and US Companies
June 21, 2018
China’s Great Firewall: A Serious Pain in the Neck for European and US Companies
While China vows to become a “strong cyberpower,” China’s internet restrictions are having the opposite effect.
China’s Great Firewall: A Serious Pain in the Neck for European and US Companies
China’s Former Top Insurance Regulator Pleads Guilty to Bribery
June 15, 2018
China’s Former Top Insurance Regulator Pleads Guilty to Bribery
China vows to maintain high pressure on corruption and keep hunting corrupt “foxes.”
China’s Former Top Insurance Regulator Pleads Guilty to Bribery
China’s National Media Places Rare Blame on ZTE
June 09, 2018
China’s National Media Places Rare Blame on ZTE
In exchange for sanctions lifting, ZTE agrees to pay an additional $1 billion penalty to the U.S government.
China’s National Media Places Rare Blame on ZTE
Swedish Press Jointly Urges China to Free Detained Bookseller Gui Minhai
June 08, 2018
Swedish Press Jointly Urges China to Free Detained Bookseller Gui Minhai
Since his dramatic rearrest on a train in January, Swedish citizen Gui Minhai has been detained (again) for months.
Swedish Press Jointly Urges China to Free Detained Bookseller Gui Minhai
Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison, Anbang’s Founder Appeals
June 01, 2018
Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison, Anbang’s Founder Appeals
Wu Xiaohui, once a high-profile Chinese tycoon, decides to fight to the end.
Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison, Anbang’s Founder Appeals
Ahead of Trade Talks, Trump Slaps More Tariffs on China
May 31, 2018
Ahead of Trade Talks, Trump Slaps More Tariffs on China
“Tariffs or threat of tariffs are a very useful and powerful negotiation tactic,” as the AmCham China chair put it.
Ahead of Trade Talks, Trump Slaps More Tariffs on China
Was Merkel’s Visit to China Successful?
May 29, 2018
Was Merkel’s Visit to China Successful?
While achieving a united front on the Iran nuclear deal, Merkel stood firm on human rights issues.
Was Merkel’s Visit to China Successful?
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