In Hong Kong, the Freedom to Publish Is Under Attack
If the extradition law is eventually forced through the Hong Kong legislature, censorship of books will become commonplace in what has long been a bastion of publishing freedom.
One Country, Two Systems, Lots of Problems
Beijing’s soft sell to Taiwan and Hong Kong is falling apart.
China’s Communist Party Is Making Its Own (Virtual) Reality
Propaganda is getting an upgrade with technological tricks.
Xi Meets Kim in North Korea
Plus: EU leaders discuss top jobs, Trudeau heads to the White House, and the other stories we’re following today.
From Pariah to Pawn
Trump helped make Kim Jong Un a global statesman. Now China is using him to antagonize the United States.
Beijing Blames Foreigners When Hong Kongers March
Belief in foreign spies is projection about the Party's own overseas activities.
China’s Grip on Hong Kong
Plus: The U.N. report on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, an exodus from Congo, and the other stories we’re following today.
The Secret Sources of Populism
It is a direct response to the West’s loss of prestige and authority. And it won’t be the last political trend sparked from the outside.
Big Brother Comes to Belgrade
Chinese facial recognition software has arrived in Serbia. It confirms the West’s worst fears about Huawei.
China’s Outrage Culture Packs a Mean Punch
UBS is the latest company to cave to irrational but politically powerful demands.
China Is Winning the Solar Space Race
The United States should be leading on the energy of the future — but it keeps blowing its chances.
The World This Weekend
Fallout continues after tanker attacks, protests rage in Hong Kong, and talks resume in Sudan.
How to Speak Out and Stay Hidden in Hong Kong
Protest veterans have developed new tactics—but so have the police.
How an Extradition Bill Became a Red Line for Hong Kongers
On the podcast: A former China correspondent traces Beijing’s gradual effort to erode human rights in Hong Kong.
How Hong Kong’s Unrest Plays to Beijing’s Hawks
Hard-liners say the protests only prove that America’s hidden hand is everywhere.
Belgium’s Beijing Embassy Calls Chinese Cops on Uighur Family
Belgian officials say their small country can't risk offending China.
U.S. Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks
Plus: Expert committee convenes on Ebola, Boris Johnson inches closer to the prime minister's office, and the other stories we're following today.
Xinjiang Visit by U.N. Counterterrorism Official Provokes Outcry
Rights activists say upcoming trip by U.N. diplomat could reinforce Beijing’s line that Uighur activists are terrorists.
China Is Bluffing in the Trade War
Chinese leaders say they can effectively retaliate against Trump’s tariffs. They’re wrong.