China’s trade data wasn’t pretty — and analysts say the worst is yet to come

AP Photo/Andy Wong China’s export and import growth dropped more than expected last month. Shipments to the US remained strong, however. Economists say the trade data points to signs the economy is on course to further falter.  China’s trade growth slowed sharply in November. And it may be just the beginning of troubles for the…

One of China’s most senior officials is going to the US to try and diffuse Trump’s trade war

One of China’s most senior officials is going to the US to try and diffuse Trump’s trade war

Trade relations between the US and China appear to be thawing ahead of a planned informal meeting between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping later this month. Trump and Xi are expected to hold an informal meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the end of November,…

China’s export boom is a worrying signal that Trump’s trade war is going to get worse

China’s export boom is a worrying signal that Trump’s trade war is going to get worse

Chinese exports to the US have risen this year as the country looks to get as many goods as possible off its shores before steeper tariffs arrive in January. „This growth is due to exporters’ concern that the 10% tariffs on $200 billion of exported goods to the US will rise to 25% on 1…

China’s hidden camps

China’s hidden camps

Given all this, it is perhaps not that surprising that China has introduced another older and blunter solution to the perceived disloyalty of many of its Uighur citizens. Despite the government’s denials, the most compelling evidence for the existence of the internment camps comes from a trove of information from the authorities themselves. Pages of…

A member of China’s most persecuted minority was arrested for no clear reason, and his family fears he’s going to be deported to China

A member of China’s most persecuted minority was arrested for no clear reason, and his family fears he’s going to be deported to China

A man belonging to China’s persecuted Muslim Uighur community was arrested for no apparent reason last week, an act which his family fears is down to his ethnicity and could see him deported to China and punished. Abudujilili Supi, a Chinese citizen living and working in the United Arab Emirates, was arrested by four men…

One of China’s richest men was arrested in the US on sexual misconduct allegations, then left the country

One of China’s richest men was arrested in the US on sexual misconduct allegations, then left the country

JD.com CEO and founder Liu Qiangdong, front, was briefly arrested during a business trip in the US. Here he is in Beijing in March. Lintao Zhang/Getty Liu Qiangdong, one of the richest men in China, has returned to China after being briefly arrested in the US over a sexual misconduct allegation. Liu, the founder and…

‚Peace behind me, war in front of me’: China’s new Army propaganda video is chilling and viral

‚Peace behind me, war in front of me’: China’s new Army propaganda video is chilling and viral

China’s People’s Liberation Army released a chilling video last week called „I am a Chinese Soldier,” which was first spotted in the West by the National Interest. The 2:20 minute video, released on August 1 for China’s Army Day, emotionally underscores the sacrifices made by service members of the PLA while showing off some of…

China’s most expensive film bombs on debut

China’s most expensive film bombs on debut

Image copyright Youtube/AsuraFilmOfficial China’s big-budget fantasy epic Asura has been pulled from cinemas after a dismal opening weekend. The 750m yuan ($112m; £85m) film reportedly made less than 50m yuan on its weekend debut. Asura’s plot is based on Chinese mythology and featured leading actors and flashy special effects. Producers are reportedly planning to rework…

The gaokao is China’s notoriously tough entrance exam, that can also get you into western universities — check out its punishing questions

The gaokao is China’s notoriously tough entrance exam, that can also get you into western universities — check out its punishing questions

Students in Handan, eastern China, studying for the gaokao exam in May 2018. Reuters The US, Europe, Australia, and Canada may see an influx of Chinese students in the coming years as more and more universities admit them based on China’s notoriously tough national standardized test. Earlier this month the University of New Hampshire became…

China’s largest social network has blocked all mentions of John Oliver after the talk-show host criticized Xi Jinping

China’s largest social network has blocked all mentions of John Oliver after the talk-show host criticized Xi Jinping

John Oliver and Chinese President Xi Jinping. HBO; Fred Dufour/Reuters China’s largest social network, Weibo, has blocked all mentions of John Oliver after the TV host criticized President Xi Jinping. On Sunday’s episode of Oliver’s HBO show, „Last Week Tonight,” Oliver blasted Xi’s consolidation of power and attempts to establish what he described as a…