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CNN reports from 2007 on Taiwan

BreakfastLots of great stuff out there on Taiwan this weekend, but this CNN "analysis" appears to be reporting straight from 2007. Rather than mix the vile and the valuable, I'll post up the good stuff later. Onward and upward...Of course CNN begins with those causeless tensions...Prior to those ele...

Carrot & Stick: How Beijing Controls its Diaspora

Since Xi Jinping became president in 2012, China has increasingly been criticized for attempting to manipulate its diaspora in order to support political objectives. Peter Mattis in War on the Rocks provides the reasoning: The CCP seeks to influence the outside world, especially the United States, f...

Community of Users Mourn App Shutdown

The State Administration of Radio and Television (formerly the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television) has ordered news and entertainment app parent company Bytedance to shut down Neihan Duanzi, its popular joke-sharing app. This follows a similar order for the compa...

Sun Zhengcai, Once Seen as Future Leader, Stands Trial

Former Politburo member Sun Zhengcai stood trial for bribery in Tianjin on Thursday, the biggest "tiger" in years to fall in top leader Xi Jinping’s signature anti-corruption campaign. From Xinhua: Between 2002 and 2017, Sun took advantage of his posts to provide help for certain un...

Zuckerberg Cites Chinese Competition in Hearing

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions in front of a U.S. Senate hearing yesterday, defending his company in the aftermath of revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had harvested data from millions of Facebook. Notes that Zuckerberg, who today faced a ...