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China Flexes Muscles In Parade Marking 70 Years Of Communist Rule

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

As anti-China protests continued in Hong Kong, a parade in Beijing showcased stealth fighter jets and new ballistic missiles.

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At 70, People's Republic Of China Faces Economic And Political Headwinds

Monday, September 30, 2019

This year's Golden Week celebrations mark China's Communist Party rule surpassing the longevity of the Soviet Union. But Beijing is being buffeted by an economic slowdown and dissent in Hong Kong.

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China's Communist Party Celebrates 70 Years In Power

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Two men from China's legendary Class of 1977 experienced firsthand some of the major twists and turns in Chinese modern history, and ended up with very different outlooks on the Communist Party.

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'Afraid We Will Become The Next Xinjiang': China's Hui Muslims Face Crackdown

Thursday, September 26, 2019

A government crackdown on China's Muslim minorities has reached the Hui. "The pressure on not just one's religious behavior, but how one lives one's daily life, is unbearable," says a young Hui man.

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China Used Twitter To Disrupt Hong Kong Protests, But Efforts Began Years Earlier

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Social media networks banned hundreds of thousands of accounts last month. In NPR's assessment of the data, telling details begin to depict large disinformation campaigns.

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There's A Growing Sore Spot In Israeli-U.S. Relations: China

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

China has key investments and trade plans in Israel that worry Washington.

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Inside China's Crackdown On Human Rights Advocates

Friday, September 06, 2019

Recent arrests of public interest workers have dealt a blow to the country's now-vanishing civil society groups, which security officials deem as a national security threat.

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Hong Kong Government Withdraws Extradition Bill, A Key Demand Of Protesters

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced she is withdrawing the proposed law, which had set off protests now entering their fourth month. Protesters' demands, however, have grown in number.

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Protesters In Hong Kong Win, Extradition Bill Is Withdrawn

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam says she is withdrawing the China extradition bill that sparked months of protests in Hong Kong. She made the announcement in video address.

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In Hong Kong, Students Strike, Seeking Democratic Reforms

Monday, September 02, 2019

Thousands of Hong Kong students boycotted class to peacefully call for greater democracy for the former British colony. The strike followed a violent weekend of clashes between protesters and police.

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Student Strike Is Next Evolution Of Hong Kong Protests

Monday, September 02, 2019

It's the first day of fall semester in Hong Kong, but many students are not in classes — they're on strike, calling on Hong Kong's chief executive to listen to their demands.

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Day Of Peaceful Demonstrations In Hong Kong Ends Violently

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Another weekend of protests in Hong Kong began peacefully, but by day's end turned violent.

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In Defiance Of Ban, Hong Kong Protesters Return To Streets And Clash With Police

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Protesters clashed with police throughout the night in one of the most dramatic and violent days of unrest since protests began.

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Thousands Protest In Hong Kong Despite Ban

Saturday, August 31, 2019

This is the 13th straight week of protests against Hong Kong's Beijing-controlled government.

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News Brief: Democracy Activists Arrested In Hong Kong, Methane Limit Rollback, Brexit

Friday, August 30, 2019

Hong Kong authorities arrested activists in a coordinated sweep ahead of a what had been a planned anti-government march. Also, the EPA aims to roll back limits on methane and an update on Brexit.

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Hong Kong Democracy Activists Arrested

Friday, August 30, 2019

Three key leaders of Hong Kong's protest movement are under arrest.

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Hong Kong Democracy Activists Arrested Ahead Of Planned March

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The group Demosisto said Joshua Wong, Hong Kong's best known pro-democracy leader, was among those arrested in what appeared to be a coordinated sweep by police.

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China Intercepts WeChat Texts From U.S. And Abroad, Researcher Says

Thursday, August 29, 2019

A cyber researcher says he found unsecured databases in China storing billions of conversations and user information from the app. NPR spoke to U.S. citizens who say their messages were blocked.

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China's Leaders Are Divided Over Trade War With U.S.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Various government factions want to take different tacks toward the trade war. Some argue for cutting a deal quickly to save the economy, while others call for a war of attrition with President Trump.

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Economist Regrets Push To Make China's Economy More Capitalistic

Monday, August 26, 2019

Many policymakers and intellectuals believed that as China opened up its economy, so would its politics. Hungarian economist János Kornai now says he made a horrible mistake.

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