Democracies are still falling for China’s lies
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
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
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
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
Is China’s economic model broken?
Since the early 2000s some China watchers have been predicting that the building boom would lead to a crash. Twenty years on they may have been proven right. Global China editor James Kynge and Beijing correspondent Sun Yu discuss what is happening in it’s real estate sector, what that could do to China’s economy and means for the world Read more on ft.com