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brief

analysis of Chinese current affairs
Dec
06

Brief #98: sanctioning Lithuania, Didi delisting, China-Africa forum

1. Sanctioning LithuaniaBeijing has escalated its “retaliation” against Lithuania by removing it from China’s customs registry system, effectively barring
5 min read
Dec
01

Brief #97: Solomon Islands, domino theory, Lithuania

1. Solomon IslandsIn the Solomon Islands last week, anti-government protests broke out, with protestors burning Chinatown in the capital Honiara.
4 min read
Nov
26

Brief #96: history resolution, rally round the flag, Wang Liqiang, beauty standards

1. History resolutionAt the recent 6th Plenum, the Party Central Committee adopted a resolution on history. The Party made this
7 min read
Nov
19

Brief #95: US-China, ideology, Peng Shuai

1. US-China relationsSummitBiden and Xi held a virtual summit [US readout | PRC readout (in Chinese)]. While the US readout is
6 min read
Nov
16

Brief #94: 6th Plenum outcomes, climate, Keating, Peng Shuai

The 6th Plenum concluded on Thursday with a communiqué that held little surprises: Xi was lionised and history whitewashed.
8 min read
Nov
09

Brief #93: 6th Plenum preview, PLA, focus on China, esports

1. Sixth Plenum previewThe Sixth Plenum is currently underway in Beijing and will run until Thursday. For background on plenums
5 min read
Nov
03

Brief #92: UN, trade resilience, Chinese Australians, songs, MeToo

Happy Diwali! 1. UNThe UN system is very important to China, more so than for countries such as Australia. Last
7 min read
Oct
26

Brief #91: climate, history, Digicel, news sources, Li Yundi

1. Climate policyThe Chinese Government is getting very serious about climate change. A few days ago (just before the Glasgow
8 min read
Oct
19

Brief #90: Hong Kong, common prosperity, LinkedIn, WeChat, marriages

1. Democracy for Hong KongI haven’t been writing about the human rights situation in Hong Kong for a while.
7 min read
Oct
11

Brief #89: CN language media in Aust, censorship, US-China trade, BRI debt, Taiwan flights

1. Chinese language media in AustraliaTwo recently published papers shed some insights on Chinese-language media in Australia: Waning Sun’s
8 min read