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China's gamble for global supremacy in era of Trump

<b>At his inauguration last week President Trump reframed the American mission from leadership of a global rules-based system in the interests of all, to 'America first'. Meanwhile the leader of Communist China rebranded his prickly protectionist power as the defender of globalisation and shared</b> …

The real secret of Chinese internet censorship? Distraction

The core purpose of the ‘50c army’ used by China to control social media is to distract people and talk up the regime, not to argue and edit comments<p>If you ever want to annoy western policymakers or politicians, then here is a surefire way to do it. Tell them that the only government in the world …


To deal with cash envelopes and other Lunar New Year spending, China is letting banks hold fewer reserves

Chinese families usually take huge amounts of cash out of banks ahead of the Lunar New Year, a tradition that bothers Beijing to no end because it severely squeezes money supply in the markets. The cash ends up in little red envelopes given as gifts, and is also spent on booze, food, travel, and …


9 questions about China you were too embarrassed to ask

Donald Trump has promised to crack down on a country many Americans know very little about.<p>Over the past eight years, US-Chinese relations have taken the shape of two fearsome giants who eye each other with caution — but also consistently find more reasons to cooperate rather than clash.<p>There have …


China’s president consolidates power at key meeting but still faces uphill battle

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping won a key victory Thursday in his battle to consolidate power and clean up the ruling Communist Party from within.<p>Yet he still faces a desperately difficult battle.<p>After a four-day meeting of 348 Communist Party leaders in Beijing, Xi was elevated to the …