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Starting this weekend, China celebrates its “open” internet after a year of unprecedented censorship

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On Dec. 3, researchers, business leaders, and government officials from all over the world will head to the scenic town of Wuzhen in east China for the three-day World Internet Conference. Past attendees include Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Facebook vice president Vaughan Smith—and high-level officials from Russia, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Despite Read More

Beijing is evicting its migrants and displacing its e-commerce couriers

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Countless Beijing residents are being forced out of their homes, as the city’s government embarks on a 40-day campaign to demolish “illegal structures” following a deadly fire on Nov. 18 which killed mostly migrant workers. Over the weekend, many migrant workers abandoned their homes in Beijing to seek temporary accommodation in the city as they Read More

A high-end Chinese kindergarten is accused of child abuse after needle marks were found on students

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Beijing authorities are investigating child-abuse allegations at a kindergarten run by a US-listed preschool education group, which operates up to 1,800 kindergartens and day-care centers across 300 cities in China (link in Chinese). It’s the second high-profile case of alleged child abuse at a Chinese school this month. Some parents of children who attend the Read More

Beijing is playing Trump “like a fiddle,” an ex-ambassador to China says

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Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s recent hosting of Donald Trump was a masterclass in how to make the US president comfortable—feed him familiar food, take him on his favorite outing, golf, and tell him how much you like him. But Chinese president Xi Jinping added a creamy layer of pomp and circumstance to the mix Read More

China is promoting spying as the perfect hobby for the entire family

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Last year, China’s authorities used Mr. Bean and Batman knockoffs to publicize the importance of safeguarding state secrets, as part of its first National Security Education Day. Now, a 10-minute long cartoon directed at children between the ages of seven and 12 demonstrates how—with the help of a grandparent—you can tell if someone in your Read More