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China Buying International Silence on Human Rights

Last week offered one demonstration of the application of China’s growing economic leverage to political ends with the transfer of diplomatic recognition by Taiwan’s longstanding ally Panama from Taipei to Beijing. (Read more on the shift in a subsequent ChinaFile discussion.) This week ...

Dog Meat Festival Opens in China Despite Ban Rumors

Yulin’s annual dog meat festival kicked off on Tuesday (June 21) with animal rights activists voicing their opposition and locals and visitors saying celebrations are low key this year. But at a popular morning market, it was business as usual as vendors had dog meat on display for customers t...