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Espionage

The exposure of a Chinese agent in London

British intelligence services say the Chinese Communist Party is seeking to advance its agenda through political donations. Spymasters in other countries are also going public in their push against Chinese influence, writes Duncan Bartlett.

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Gender Studies

TV Drama Discourse on Stay-at-home Fathers in China

Fei Huang uses TV drama ‘Super Dad & Super Kids’ to examine how Stay-at-home fathers are represented in a bid to provide a new perspective to academic debates about the cultural production of gender difference and hierarchy in China.

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Belt and Road Initiative

China’s BRI in Israel-Palestine

SOAS alumna Jacinthe Nourrit explores the geo-economic opportunities and geopolitical uncertainties of Chinese encroachment in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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Hong Kong

A blow to media freedom

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy paper Apple Daily has published its final edition. The news led to much criticism of China in the international press, writes Duncan Bartlett.

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International Relations

The G-7 steps up pressure on China

The recent G7 summit ended with a series of rebukes for China’s actions in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, as well as grand plan to counter the Belt and Road Initiative, writes Duncan Bartlett.

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Panda Diplomacy

A Pregnant Panda is a Political Animal

China views its pandas as “special envoys” to countries like Japan. Duncan Bartlett considers the diplomatic implications if one of Tokyo’s star attractions, Shin Shin, has another cub this summer.

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China Debate

Is China’s economic rise sustainable?

Turing its back on reform and opening up for a highly centralised and controlled totalitarian system may prove to be the deepest of all flaws in China’s aspirational economic model, writes George Magnus.

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International Relations

Is there still a Middle Way?

Does a ‘middle way’ approach to diplomacy exist in the era of the ‘wolf warrior’? John Gittings cites the example of veteran Chinese diplomats who continue to advocate moderation.

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Xi Jinping

Decoding Davos

Duncan Bartlett comments on how the leaders of China, South Korea, and Japan revealed their differing ambitions during their speeches to the World Economic Forum.

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Xi Jinping

Mr. Xi zooms into Davos

Two veteran China watchers comment on Xi Jinping’s keynote address to The Davos Agenda 2021 (World Economic Forum) | Part 1 – George Magnus.

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Uyghurs

Soundscapes of Uyghur Islam

Professor Rachel Harris discusses her new book on the religious revival which spread through Uyghur communities in Xinjiang in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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