A look back on the heatwave and drought that became lost among other stories:
China is giving the IMF a run for its money:
In response, it appears China is doomed if it does and doomed if it doesn't:
More about China's loans:
Despite fraught Sino-Australian relations, China is importing large quantities of Australian wheat:
Zhou Enlai and Henry Kissinger in Beijing in 1973:
On semiconductor supply chains:
Stymieing China's innovation by curbing the sale of semiconductors for AI and chip-making equipment:
A strengthening USD against the RMB leaves the People's Bank of China with some hard decisions:
Voters have spoken: China is not at all in decline now!
The Queen's death, mourning, protest, and the law
Mourning as a form of protest in Hong Kong and China:
Is this China or the UK?
It actually seems like Hong Kong?
Oh no wait, that was England, this is Hong Kong:
Apologising for mourning the Queen:
When people draw a definitive line between the people of China and the CCP:
Here is an interesting thread on the available scholarship of a fascinating segment in China's history – the land reform period:
A thread on China's senior military leadership:
Here's something to get involved in – Fantasy Politburo Standing Committee selection!
Does Twitter have a PRC spy among its ranks?
If you have the time to plug in your earphones and listen to Michael Pettis talk about Chinese economic growth then here's your chance:
Xinjiang has been experiencing a tough lockdown
Only seven countries on the UN Human Rights Council showed support for China's statement on Xinjiang in the face of the recently released UNHRC report on the region:
Funding from China for EU academia will come under greater scrutiny:
Nuclear power continues to expand in China:
Foreign medical equipment makes will be left out in the cold as China seeks to focus on self-reliance in this area:
MERICS has recently released a report on China's Comprehensive National Security concept:
Starbucks is booming in China:
Here is an interesting thread on how a hashtag of Tibet's Covid outbreak is being handled on Weibo:
Li Zhanshu's comments
At first, it looked like China was showing more support for Russia:
Here is a translation of Li Zhanshu's remarks relating to Russia's invasion of Ukraine: