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China’s Tech Sector Regulations Are Costly But Not Shocking
August 06, 2021

China’s Tech Sector Regulations Are Costly But Not Shocking

By Sara Hsu
The flurry of tech industry regulations follows China’s typical pattern of regulatory crackdown on a sector that has been allowed to grow over time.

Delta Variant Challenges China’s Costly Lockdown Strategy
August 05, 2021

Delta Variant Challenges China’s Costly Lockdown Strategy

By Joe McDonald and Huizhong Wu
China’s “zero tolerance” policy against the virus may not be workable in the face of the highly contagious Delta strain.
Why Did China Crack Down on Its Ed-Tech Industry?
August 05, 2021

Why Did China Crack Down on Its Ed-Tech Industry?

By Lizzi C. Lee
Beijing’s latest move is a response to long-held public grievances about educational inequality and the resulting pressure to keep up.

North Korea’s Public Security Gets Lessons From China
August 05, 2021

North Korea’s Public Security Gets Lessons From China

By Seulkee Jang
North Korea’s Ministry of Social Security is receiving training from China’s Ministry of Public Security.

Rhetoric Aside, America’s Asian Partners Are Giving Up on Their Own Defense
August 05, 2021

Rhetoric Aside, America’s Asian Partners Are Giving Up on Their Own Defense

By Justin Logan
When it comes to burden-sharing, banging the table doesn’t work -- doubt about the U.S. commitment does.

Macau Orders Closure of Entertainment Venues, Mass Testing
August 05, 2021

Macau Orders Closure of Entertainment Venues, Mass Testing

By Zen Soo
Macau’s famous casinos will remain open – for now – but further lockdowns bode ill for the tourist-reliant city.

Taiwan – Sorry, ‘Chinese Taipei’ – Is Having a Fantastic Olympics
August 05, 2021

Taiwan – Sorry, ‘Chinese Taipei’ – Is Having a Fantastic Olympics

By Shannon Tiezzi
Taiwanese athletes’ record-setting medal haul has drawn new attention to the odd arrangement under which they compete at the Olympics.
Japan to Limit Hospital Care as COVID-19 Cases Hit New High
August 04, 2021

Japan to Limit Hospital Care as COVID-19 Cases Hit New High

By Mari Yamaguchi
The home isolation policy is meant to ensure that hospital care is available for seriously ill patients.

The Biden Administration’s China Sanctions Dilemma
August 04, 2021

The Biden Administration’s China Sanctions Dilemma

By Jin Kai
Washington keeps adding new sanctions on China, despite a distinct lack of results.

A Tale of 2 Navies: India and China’s Current Carrier and Escort Procurement
August 04, 2021

A Tale of 2 Navies: India and China’s Current Carrier and Escort Procurement

By Rick Joe
By 2030, how many carriers and escort ships will China and India each have on hand?

China Orders Mass Testing in Wuhan as COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads
August 03, 2021

China Orders Mass Testing in Wuhan as COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads

By Associated Press
The highly contagious Delta variant is testing China’s zero-tolerance policy for COVID outbreaks.
Repression by Any Other Name: Xinjiang and the Genocide Debate
August 03, 2021

Repression by Any Other Name: Xinjiang and the Genocide Debate

By Martin S. Flaherty
Is what’s going on in Xinjiang genocide? The answer is a qualified yes, but no hedging is needed for the equally serious accusation of crimes against humanity.

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