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Senate-Passed Bill Encourages Tech Competition, Especially With China

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The bill appropriates nearly $250 billion for science and technology in a bid to counter China's rise. It had strong bipartisan support — a sign of how large the perceived threat from China looms.

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Elephants Wandered Hundreds Of Miles Into A Chinese City. Nobody Knows Why

Friday, June 04, 2021

The 15 Asian elephants — some mature and others still young — left a nature reserve near China's border with Myanmar and Laos more than a year ago and have been northward bound ever since.

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A Herd Of Elephants Far From Home Is Baffling Scientists

Friday, June 04, 2021

A herd of 15 elephants has wandered some 300 miles from their traditional reserve in Southwest China. Their trek has been tracked by authorities who aren't clear why the herd is so far from home.

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Hong Kong's Tiananmen Square Vigil Is Banned As Authorities Arrest Organizers

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Friday marks the 32nd anniversary of the massacre of protesters in Beijing. But this June 4 in Hong Kong will be unusually quiet for the second year in a row.

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China Has COVID-19 Well-Contained, But Has Resisted Collaborating To End The Pandemic

Friday, May 28, 2021

China has had tremendous success containing the spread of COVID-19 while simultaneously being resistant to cooperating and collaborating with international partners to end the pandemic.

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Biden Orders Investigation Into Origins Of The Coronavirus

Friday, May 28, 2021

President Biden has ordered a fresh investigation by US intelligence agencies into the coronavirus. A question is: how can they do this without Chinese cooperation?

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Senate Is Poised To Approve A Major Science Funding Bill To Compete With China

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 would allocate billions to scientific research and has strong bipartisan support. It could be a game changer for some U.S. cities.

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Bipartisan Bill Would Pour Billions Into Science And Technology To Compete With China

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Senate is poised to pass a major bill that would pour billions into science and technology to compete with China. It's one of the few pieces of legislation with strong bipartisan support.

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Taiwan Faces Uptick In Coronavirus Cases

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Early in the pandemic, Taiwan was praised for handling COVID-19 exceptionally well. Now, Taiwan is struggling through its worst bout of coronavirus yet.

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China's Birthrate Drops, As Census Data Warn Of Aging Population

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Leaders in Beijing will need to determine how to continue China's streak of economic growth while caring for a growing, nonworking part of the population.

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China's 2020 Census Data Expected To Show Declining Fertility Rate

Thursday, April 29, 2021

China is poised to release once-a-decade census information that experts say will highlight a shrinking fertility rate — one of the country's biggest long-term economic challenges.

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Taiwan Races To Remedy Car Chip Shortage But No End In Sight, Says Economy Minister

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The microchips used in cars are in short supply. Taiwanese Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua tells NPR that Taiwan's cutting-edge chipmakers have ramped up production to meet auto industry demand.

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On Climate, U.S. And China Pledge Cooperation, But Competition Will Also Be Prominent

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Bilateral ties are at a low and while Washington and Beijing agreed on climate cooperation, details are unclear. Competition with China is key to the Biden administration's response to climate change.

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U.S. And China Agree To Cooperate On Climate Crisis, Despite Fraught Relationship

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Biden admin. has taken a tough approach to China so far, but it is hoping to make climate change an arena of cooperation. It will be a test of Biden's compete-and-cooperate China policy.

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50 Years Later, The Legacy Of U.S.-China 'Pingpong Diplomacy' Faces Challenges

Saturday, April 10, 2021

April 10 marks the 50th anniversary of when U.S. table tennis players first visited China in a diplomatic breakthrough. But today, the political winds have shifted — in both countries.

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'Ping Pong Diplomacy's' Legacy Challenged, 50 Years Later

Saturday, April 10, 2021

It's been 50 years since the U.S. and China engaged in "Ping Pong Diplomacy" - opening dialogue by having teams compete in the table top games.

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As Asian Americans Seek Safety From A Rise In Attacks, Some Look To Guns

Thursday, April 08, 2021

At a recent firearms training session in southern California, a small group of Asian Americans had mixed reactions to acquiring a gun.

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Some Asian Americans Consider Guns Amid Wave Of Attacks On Their Community

Thursday, April 08, 2021

With reports of violence against Asian Americans rising, some in the AAPI community are considering guns for self-defense, and have attended firearm training.

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Theory That COVID Came From A Chinese Lab Takes On New Life In Wake Of WHO Report

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Some scientists worry the possibility the coronavirus escaped from research facilities hasn't gotten enough scrutiny. Others say it appears far more likely to have emerged naturally.

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Calls For An Open Investigation Into The Possibility COVID-19 Leaked From A Lab

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The WHO's report with China concluded that COVID-19 likely started in bats, jumped into humans via another animal. But some are pushing for an investigation into the possibility it leaked from a lab.

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