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Casey Michael on China’s mass internment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang: In China’s remote western province of Xinjiang, the Chinese government has begun constructing a series of internment camps larger than anything the world currently knows. Meant to house upwards of a million — and potentially more — of the region’s indigenous Muslim minority, known as […]
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Trump’s Foreign Policy Methods

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On January 2, 2018
You should read Susan Glasser’s retrospective on the first year of Trump foreign policy. There’s nothing particularly new or surprising in it, but she does a terrific job of documenting the horrors. She also provides additional details on Trump’s embarrassing and dangerous behavior. For example: By the time the dinner was over, the leaders were […]
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At least one person investigating labor conditions at the Chinese sweatshops for the Ivanka Trump brand has been detained by the state. A labor activist who had been working undercover at a Chinese factory that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands has been detained by the police, as concerns rise over a crackdown […]
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KFC Protests

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On July 26, 2016
Personally, I’d protest KFC for its horrible food, but I guess this is also a reason to do so: For years, authorities under President Xi Jinping have stoked nationalistic sentiments in China as part of a larger campaign to push Chinese Communist Party ideology. Part of that effort includes “civilization” volunteers, who are recruited by […]

Fireworks

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On July 6, 2016

Above: Huang Mingwei Did anyone blow up their fingers this weekend? Well, if you did or if you didn’t, know that the fireworks you enjoyed were made by Chinese laborers working in extremely dang

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