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Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Violence Will Get Worse

Police brutality has pushed protesters to extremes.

Five cloned macaques at a Chinese research institution

China’s Biotech Boom Could Transform Lives—or Destroy Them

Washington and Beijing have a shared interest in making sure new technology stays within limits.

Shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles, one of the main gateways for trade with Asia and which is suffering lower cargo volumes due to the trade war, on Nov. 7.

Does Trump Have a China Trade Deal Yet or What?

Sort of. If you can call it that. Pity about all the lost billions of dollars.

A man waves an Indian flag near Chungking Mansions, a popular haunt among minority South Asians and Africans in Hong Kong, as police keep watch at a crosswalk during a pro-democracy rally in Tsim Sha Tsui district on Oct. 27.

Hong Kong’s Minorities Face Racism From Police and Protesters

Ethnic tensions are coming to the fore, but many minorities find solidarity with activists.

A man dressed as "Fake News Media" participates in the annual Village Halloween parade on Sixth Avenue in New York on Oct. 31.

To Stop Fake News, Online Journalism Needs a Global Watchdog 

Without regulations that push search engines and social media companies to prioritize reliable and truthful sources of information, propaganda and censored content will dominate digital platforms.

Activists march through Los Angeles during a climate change rally on Nov. 1.

Is the United States Really Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement?

Yes, but the process takes a long time. Final withdrawal will occur one day after the 2020 election—but Washington may still be able to get back in.

Then-London Mayor Boris Johnson shoots a basketball

The NBA’s Hong Kong Disaster Should Warn Britain Off Huawei

Boris Johnson is set to let the Chinese giant back into U.K. telecoms. That would be a mistake.

Indian farmers burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, protesting plans to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact, on Sept. 15.

While Trump Builds Tariff Walls, Asia Bets on Free Trade

It’s crunch time for the biggest trade deal you’ve never heard of.

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.

China’s Global Critics Are Helping It Win

Beijing won’t tolerate dissent at home. But when foreigners criticize its geopolitical tactics, it listens.

A member of law enforcement stands at attention in front of a map of the world at the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism International Law Enforcement Conference in Miami on June 11, 2007.

How the United States Could Lose a Great-Power War

The U.S. military is focused on future fights against China and Russia—but it could be playing right into their hands.

An illustration of a person wearing a mask against a backdrop of surveillance cameras, a prison wall, and a minaret.

For Uighur Muslims in China, Life Keeps Getting Harder

Concentration camps, surveillance, and spies keep the community under tight control.

Chinese candidate to head the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Qu Dongyu makes an address in Rome.

Our Top Weekend Reads

China’s growing influence in the U.N., protests around the world, and a far-right candidate flops in the Canadian election.

Riot police detain a pro-democracy demonstrator in the Yuen Long district of Hong Kong on Oct. 21.

Hong Kong’s Future: Police State or Mob State?

The destiny of Hong Kong hangs in the balance as neither police nor protesters are willing to back down.

Students at Zhejiang Gongshang University learn to defend themselves with fistfight skills during military training in Hangzhou on March 10, 2018.

Chinese Universities’ First Course Is Nationalism 101

Mandatory military training for students is becoming even more fiercely ideological.

Indian laborers work at the construction site of a bridge for the new railway in Janakpur on June 14, 2017.

China and India Are Fighting Over Nepal’s Railways

The mountain state has just 18 miles of track. Beijing and New Delhi are keen to change that.

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