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‘Absolutely No Mercy’: Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions Of Muslims

The directive was among 403 pages of internal documents that have been shared with The New York Times in one of the most significant leaks of government papers from inside China’s ruling Communist Party in decades. They provide an unprecedented inside view of the continuing clampdown in Xinjiang, in which the authorities have corralled as many as a million ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs and others into internment camps and prisons over the past three years.

Read Here – The New York Times

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We’re Underestimating China’s Impact On Governance In Latin America: Three Persistent Myths

China’s growing engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in recent years has captured the attention of policymakers, business leaders and foreign policy observers across the region. It seems nearly everyone these days wants to talk about China’s evolving presence and role in the region…But largely absent from the conversation has been a serious, dedicated look at the normative impact of relations with Beijing on governance.

Read Here – Global Americans

How Should Universities Respond To China’s Growing Presence On Their Campuses?

Over the last several months, opponents of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong have clashed with protest supporters at universities across the world. In Australia and New Zealand, pro-Beijing students have occasionally shoveddoxed, and threatened peaceful protesters. In some cases, these activities seem to have been directed by Chinese embassies and consulates, while others appear to have been spontaneous actions, undertaken by students from mainland China.

Read Here – China File

Europe ‘Pushed Off Beijing’s Radar’ In China’s Drive To Seal US Trade Deal

China’s all-consuming focus on sealing a US trade deal forced its top trade negotiator to cancel a trip to Brussels, raising the risk of Europe being pushed “off a cliff”, according to the head of a leading European business group in Beijing.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Make China Great Again: Xi’s Truly Grand Strategy

To the extent that any nation has a grand strategy, China surely does. The vision is no secret: Xi Jinping vows to make China great again. This resonates deeply: Since imperial decline in the First Opium War (1839 to 1842), every Chinese leader has sought the same, with broad popular support. Xi’s strategy for a modern China of unprecedented power and influence requires recapturing lost glories at home and abroad. It clearly entails reincorporating Taiwan, together with other unresolved island and maritime claims.

Read Here – War On The Rocks

China’s Advance Into The Antarctic

The Arctic, a sprawling 5.5-million-square-mile region sandwiched between the United States and Russia, has become a site of geopolitical tension as rising temperatures thaw massive ice chunks that previously impeded navigation. But while the world watches the North Pole, an equally large hunk of ice at the bottom of the globe is also rapidly becoming an arena for great power competition. Antarctica, the world’s “last great wilderness,” has for six decades been largely shielded from exploitation. A 1959 agreement born out of Cold War necessity and eventually joined by 54 countries reserved the continent “exclusively for peaceful purposes.”

Read Here – Lawfare

Why China Isn’t Cutting Lending Rates Like The Rest Of The World

China’s central bank must manage an economy structured in many ways quite differently from that of other major regions, such as Japan or the European Union. But the PBoC faces the same question of how effective monetary policy can be today. That has significant implications for the central bank’s signalling, which appeared to take a neutral stance on Monday.

Read Here – CNBC

China’s Economic Growth Slows To A 30-Year Low. But Is It The U.S. Trade War?

The trade war seems like the simplest explanation for China’s diminishing economic growth. The White House has slapped tariffs up to 25% on a $550 billion basket of U.S.-bound exports and Chinese exports to the U.S. dropped 22% in September. But while U.S. China hawks would no doubt like to take credit for dinging Beijing’s economy, Julian Evans-Pritchard, Senior China Economist at Capital Economics, notes that exports globally have decreased and argues that the trade war sanctions likely aren’t the cause of China’s slowdown.

Read Here – Fortune

Hong Kong Is A Battlefield Because Hongkongers Want The Rights They Were Promised

Hong Kong and the rest of the world have been stunned by the  bloody spectacles and violence across the city over these past months. How did a peaceful society suddenly degenerate into lawlessness and chaos, with students, ordinary people and even policemen attacking one another like deadly enemies when, before this disaster, they were normal law-abiding citizens? What has changed Hong Kong from a peaceful, beautiful international city into a battlefield within such a short time?
Read Here – South China Morning Post

Xi Says No Force Can Ever Undermine China’s Status

No force can ever undermine China’s status, or stop the Chinese people and nation from marching forward, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday, China’s National Day. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in a speech delivered at a grand rally in central Beijing to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.

Read Here – XInhua

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