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What Must China and Japan Do to Get Along in 2015?

What Must China and Japan Do to Get Along in 2015?

It will take more than just an awkward handshake.

Hong Kong Protesters’ Quiet Victory

Hong Kong Protesters’ Quiet Victory

HONG KONG – On its face, it appeared to be a rout. Hours before thousands of police officers marched onto the major thoroughfare of Harcourt ...

Ferguson, Staten Island, and the People’s Republic

Ferguson, Staten Island, and the People’s Republic

China and the United States both need to stop pointing fingers and squarely address racism.

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Did Hong Kong’s Protests Do ‘Permanent’ Damage?

6 charts that show how well the city weathered Occupy Central.

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Resistance Is Futile

Beijing is emerging as the big winner from protests that have left Hong Kong's social fabric in tatters.

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Taiwan’s Political Déjà Vu

By early December, local election results in Taiwan had mostly been decided. The opposition party and its allies had won 16 of the 23 counties ...

Hong Kong Sit In Continues As Negotiations Break Down
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Hong Kong Activists Fear State Snooping

HONG KONG -- “My phone was tapped for the first time probably in 1989. For years, I’d hear strange clicking sounds in my calls,” said ...

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The Few, the Rich: Chinese Who Like Uncle Sam

JINGZHOU, China — Ongoing probes against Rui Chenggang, a former anchor for China Central Television (CCTV), China's state-owned broadcaster, continue to net related suspects in a ...

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Hong Kong’s House, Divided

HONG KONG — Violent clashes broke out on Nov. 25 in Mong Kok, a busy shopping district in Hong Kong and one of three pro-democracy protest ...

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China Central Television, Reviled at Home

BEIJING — In Dec. 2013, China Central Television (CCTV) producer Wang Qinglei wrote a post on his Weibo account criticizing the Chinese government's campaign-style attacks ...

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China, From Within: Tibet’s Drug Problem, and Taiwan’s New Gambling Islands

Every day, FP's China team at the Tea Leaf Nation channel scours dozens of Chinese media outlets to find compelling stories unreported in Western mainstream press. This week, we ...

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The Invisible Candidate in Taiwan’s Elections

Almost 80 percent of Taiwan, an island of 23 million off the coast of China, is expected to head to the polls Nov. 29 to ...

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Did ‘Liberal Studies’ Enable Hong Kong’s Youth Awakening?

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests would not have been possible without the deep involvement of thousands of students, who have shown a resolve that has belied ...

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China, From Within: A First for Chinese Women, and a Prominent Muckraker Quits

Every day, FP's China team at the Tea Leaf Nation channel scours dozens of Chinese media outlets to find compelling stories unreported in Western mainstream press. This week, we ...

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China’s Silk Road Strategy

As Beijing hosts this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum slated to run through Nov. 11, the United States and China are locked in behind-the-scenes ...

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Tea Leaf Nation decodes Chinese media -- mainstream, social, local, special interest -- to illuminate the country from within.

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Rachel Lu (Hong Kong) | @rachel_tln
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Sidney Leng | @SidneyLeng

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