Beijing 1986: portraits of a forgotten China

October 16, 2020   |   Referencing article published by ft.com
A trove of lost photographs, taken by a junior teacher more than 30 years ago, revisits a country on the brink of social change and a landscape near eclipsed from history
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Four independent UN human rights experts called on the Hong Kong government to abandon Beijing’s national security law, saying that the legislation is fundamentally incompatible with international norms. Read more on chinareviewed.co.uk


China Could Seize Taiwan to Fulfill Semiconductor Needs, US Researchers Warn

Thirst for the world’s lead-edging microchips could be a driving force for Beijing wanting to take over self-ruled … Read more on theepochtimes.com


CCP Poses ‘Insider Threat’ to American Companies: Former Pentagon Official

Nicolas Chaillan said that the CCP was infiltrating American companies and the DoD needed to implement better AI to prevent CCP cyber dominance. Read more on theepochtimes.com


Why China’s mass jet incursions mark an ominous new stage in cross-strait tensions

As Taiwan celebrated its Double Ten National Day long weekend with a grand parade, fireworks and other festivities, one could be forgiven for thinking that life was absolutely normal on the island.… Read more on hongkongfp.com


Seven Hong Kong activists jailed over unauthorised protest in 2020

Seven Hong Kong democracy campaigners, including former lawmakers, were sentenced on Saturday to up to 12 months in jail for their role in a protest last year against a sweeping national security law imposed by China. Read more on reuters.com


Opinion | Japan’s Coming Defense Buildup

With China in mind, Tokyo vows to double military spending. Read more on wsj.com


Opinion: Xi Jinping’s snub of COP26 conference raises concerns China may refuse new climate targets

China’s President Xi Jinping backs out of UN climate conference amid rolling blackouts, coal shortage that have forced factories to close Read more on theglobeandmail.com


Taliban’s relationship with China dealt blow

The Taliban’s efforts to win the backing of China have been complicated by the escape of Uyghur prisoners. Read more on independent.ie


China fortifies three military airbases facing Taiwan

China has expanded and upgraded three military air bases on its southeast coast, just across from the self-governed island of Taiwan, adding to concerns that Beijing is preparing to go to war to reclaim the island.Satellite images by Planet Labs Inc, an American company, show Beijing has built aircr Read more on thetimes.co.uk


China Evergrande Spillover Risks Can Be Controlled, Central Bank Says

A People’s Bank of China official sought to ease concerns about a potential contagion from China Evergrande’s debt crisis. Read more on wsj.com


Evergrande CEO prepares to break apart company in attempt to avoid default

These meetings come as the company has missed three loan payments and oversees a number of unfinished developments. Read more on newsweek.com


LinkedIn Social Network Is Leaving China, but Microsoft Remains

Microsoft Corp. is shutting down LinkedIn in China, but its other businesses there—the Bing search engine, Teams videoconferencing, Azure cloud computing and Office 365—will remain to deal with Chinese authorities’ tighter regulations. Read more on wsj.com


Chinese Grand Prix absent again in record 23-race calendar for 2022

The Chinese Grand Prix will be absent from the Formula One calendar for a third successive year despite a record-breaking 23 races being revealed for 2022.The r Read more on thetimes.co.uk


Can China afford to stay isolated as world abandons ‘zero Covid’?

Strict border controls helped China bring the coronavirus under control – but they are also preventing in-person diplomacy and dissuading foreign professionals from moving to the country, writes Wang Xiangwei. Read more on scmp.com


Apple takes down Quran app in China

The popular Islamic app was removed in the country, after an official request. Read more on bbc.co.uk