http://time.com/5426672/china-uighur-camps-defense-modernizing/ China issues first public acknowledgment and description of “anti-terrorist education” facilities in Xinjiang, where some reports indicate that as many as a million young men, primarily Uighur Muslims, are held in the name of “stabilization” of Xinjiang.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/China_hidden_camps An elaborate, technically sophisticated BBC report on the situation in Xinjiang. A bit breathless, but the central subject – the development of a vast system of internment camps – is dramatically described.
https://www.ft.com/content/da99e1ce-d048-11e8-a9f2-7574db66bcd5?emailId=5bc79f61f316490004fb2e9b&segmentId=60a126e8-df3c-b524-c979-f90bde8a67cd Chill winds in China’s private sector, and signs of growing pessimism over economic prospects, particularly as US tariffs bite harder.
https://www.ccpwatch.org/single-post/2018/10/18/Party-Watch-Annual-Report-2018 A collection of papers by reputable specialists, in an annual “Party Watch” report. The papers deal with many of the major elements of Chinese Communist Party operation. See especially the Shambaugh paper: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/183fcc_e21fe3b7d14447bfaba30d3b6d6e3ac0.pdf
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/10/20/old-ccp-tactics-present-new-dangers-to-chinas-development/ The Party bears down on “patriotism” and love of the Party. The authors see dangers of reversion to ancient and once-discarded extremes.
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2169440/chill-and-fear-classroom-students-are-recruited-report-teachers Ideological intimidation and repression in classrooms.
https://www.cjr.org/analysis/uighur-xinjiang.php Journalists’ challenges in attempting to report from Xinjiang as news of mass Uighur incarcerations and hyperactive surveillance technology seep out.
https://www.whatsonweibo.com/cctv-airs-program-on-xinjiangs-vocational-training-centers-criticism-weibo-responses/ A CGTN (China Global Television Network) feature program on the “Vocational skills educational training centers” established in Xinjiang to rid susceptible terrorism candidates of the poisons of religious extremism. With useful paraphrase and commentary from this valuable web site, whatsonweibo.com .
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/10/25/abe-in-beijing-the-quiet-accommodation-in-china-japan-relations/ In the phase of Trump’s chaos, China
and Japan move toward more stable and improved relations, with the current
visit by Prime Minister Abe to China.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/17/china-new-diplomacy-broken-porcelain-sweden?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet “Porcelain-bumping.” Recent histrionic events in Europe point to an intentional strategy for confronting criticism by deflecting attention to manufactured insults.
https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/10/15/china-s-rise-as-geoeconomic-influencer-four-european-case-studies-pub-77462 A lengthy study of Chinese influence, economic and political, in four EU countries, with observations on how to cope with the increased direction of Chinese resources into such efforts in Europe. “What we found in Portugal, Greece, the Czech Republic, and Serbia is shifting perceptions, usually in China’s favor. “
https://tinyurl.com/y92ltehv China and Japan open the spigots on joint financing of development projects in third countries and joint listings on Chinese and Japanese exchanges. Moreover, Nomura is setting up a fund with China Investment Corp. https://tinyurl.com/ycaa9gs6 Side effects of US-China economic decoupling.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/opinion/china-interpol-meng-hongwei.html Face-in-your-face. If this author is right, i.e., that wealth and strength have utterly eliminated the concept of shame, China and the world are both in trouble. The critique, however, may have applications elsewhere in addition to China.
https://www.csis.org/events/china-trade-and-power-book-launch?utm_source=CSIS+All&utm_campaign=40d11c5416-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_14_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f326fc46b6-40d11c5416-150500417 An important “Book Launch” meeting with Stewart Patterson, author of “China, Trade and Power.” Speech begins after preliminaries at 20:10.
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/united-states/article/2167785/how-us-china-disputes-trade-taiwan-and-south This is an extremely important
article that should be required reading in both the United States and China.
Following the full-on denunciation of China’s many sins by US Vice
President Pence, here is a useful interview with Yan Xuetong, one of China’s best-known
specialists on Sino-American relations.
https://www.chinausfocus.com/article/2018/1022/17284.html A wide ranging, largely orthodox
essay by a Chinese policy scholar on what China and the US must do to prevent
further degradation of relations.
sends two warships up the Taiwan Strait to show the flag.
http://www.startribune.com/trump-starts-leaving-postal-union-in-latest-anti-china-move/497822931/ Trump pulls US out of 144 year-old International Postal Union, as a slap against Chinese export of small packages to the US at low international postage rates.
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/united-states/article/2168886/no-longer-welcome-how-under-trump-american?utm_source=SupChina+Free+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c12c6b71d4-20180920+newsletter_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_96063830a5-c12c6b71d4-165084211 A wrenching message from Wang Chi, a US citizen for seven decades and a former senior figure in the Library of Congress Orientalia Division, on the increasingly chilling American reception for anyone of Chinese extraction. Deeply disturbing.
https://gaodawei.wordpress.com/2018/10/18/wang-jisi-the-us-trade-war-aimed-at-changing-chinese-behavior-and-making-more-money-not-disengagement/ A long, discursive interview with Wang Jisi, the “dean” of China’s “America specialists” and a senior figure in PRC foreign policy circles, on trends in the world in general and the China-America relationship more particularly. Read from end to end.
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/united-states/article/2169277/not-just-containment-americas-real-goal-may-be Political Scientists David Zweig, Hong Kong-based throughout his distinguished career, suggests that China’s veer toward brusque assertiveness has revealed an ill-founded over-confidence that is now bringing upon itself not only American “pushback” but “rollback,” aimed perhaps at the Chinese Communist Party itself.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/crossed-wires-why-the-us-and-china-are-struggling-to-reach-a-trade-deal/2018/10/24/69f859e6-d2dc-11e8-8c22-fa2ef74bd6d6_story.html?utm_term=.19c7a5d43682 Anatomy of a collapse. China unable to figure out whom to talk to in the American administration. Blow by blow.