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Spy balloon is spotted over Montana. Will it interfere with Blinken's China trip?

Friday, February 03, 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be the first Cabinet secretary in the Biden Administration to visit China. His trip this weekend comes as tensions between the U.S. and China continue to boil.

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With COVID lockdowns lifted, China says it's back in business. But it's not so easy

Monday, January 30, 2023

China has been trying to woo back foreign investors and businesses after nearly three years of self-imposed isolation, but a quick economic recovery will also hinge on domestic consumption.

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As China lifts most COVID controls, its economy has a ways to go to recover

Thursday, January 26, 2023

China is slowly opening its borders and has lifted COVID controls. But a full-blown economic recovery may take some time.

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The U.S. delays extending political safe haven status to people from Hong Kong

Thursday, January 26, 2023

The U.S. has offered Hong Kong residents safe haven for up to 18 months. But now that time is up — leaving thousands in immigration limbo.

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Lunar New Year falls amid a COVID surge and hard financial times in China

Sunday, January 22, 2023

People in China will make about two billion trips throughout January for the Lunar New Year — the first without travel restrictions since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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China's Lunar New Year falls amid a COVID surge and hard financial times

Friday, January 20, 2023

People in China will make about two billion trips throughout January for the Lunar New Year — the first without travel restrictions since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Remembering those who died during China's latest COVID surge

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

People remember their loved ones and peers who died during China's latest COVID surge. Their deaths contradict China's artificially low COVID death toll.

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For the first time since 1960, deaths outnumbered births in China last year

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

China announced for the first time in nearly six decades that deaths outnumbered births last year. A shrinking Chinese population will have dramatic economic and social effects over the long term.

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China's authorities are quietly rounding up people who protested against COVID rules

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Residents held vigils to commemorate people who have died in lockdown. Several have been arrested.

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After nearly three years, China has opened its borders to inbound travelers

Monday, January 09, 2023

China has officially opened borders to inbound travelers for the first time in nearly three years.

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Tourist sites around the world are preparing for a surge in Chinese tourists

Sunday, January 08, 2023

Popular tourist sites around the world are preparing for a surge in Chinese tourists now that China has loosened its COVID-related border restrictions.

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For space exploration, 2022 was a year full of cosmic milestones

Sunday, January 01, 2023

Earthlings seemed to generate more good news in 2022 off the planet than on. From deflecting an asteroid to sending a camera deep into the universe, a look back on the year in space.

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In Taiwan, an activist's release from prison has sparked debate on how to deter China

Sunday, January 01, 2023

For decades, Taiwan residents have accepted Washington's deliberately ambiguous stance towards the island. But Chinese aggression is causing people there to demand stronger security commitments.

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Unpacking the Biden administration's approach to China

Sunday, January 01, 2023

NPR's Emily Feng speaks with Jessica Chen Weiss, professor of government at Cornell University, and Nadia Schadlow, senior fellow at Hudson Institute, about the Biden administration's China policy.

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One of Taiwan's biggest pop stars is challenging the boundaries of Taiwanese identity

Sunday, January 01, 2023

NPR's Emily Feng talks with Abao, one of Taiwan's biggest pop stars. She is Paiwan, an indigenous people that lived on the island before Han Chinese colonized it more than 300 years ago.

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A father's recipe for fudge is a decadent dessert meant for sharing

Sunday, January 01, 2023

As part of our series All Things We're Cooking, Jan Kincaid describes a fudge recipe she grew up making with her parents and continued making into her adulthood.

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Politics chat: President Biden begins 2023 with a politically divided Congress

Sunday, January 01, 2023

A divided Congress presents fresh complications for President Biden's agenda. House Republicans meanwhile will likely turn their attention towards investigating the president's son Hunter.

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Brazil plans 'Lulapalooza' as Luis Inácio Lula da Silva is sworn in as president

Sunday, January 01, 2023

Luis Inácio Lula da Silva will be sworn in as Brazil's new leader — just three years after being released from prison on corruption charges and 12 years after his first two terms as president.

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The Rose Parade returns without pandemic restrictions for the first time

Sunday, January 01, 2023

A New Year's Day tradition returns without pandemic restrictions. Mechanical engineering student Benny Cruz describes the design and construction of the float he'll be driving.

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The U.S. will require travelers from China to take COVID tests

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

The U.S. will require travelers from China to take COVID tests from Jan. 5. CDC officials have also expressed concerns about new variants originating from China, which is experiencing a surge.

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