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Pakistan-China relations
China says plots to disrupt ties with Pakistan will fail / Reuters
“Any conspiracies attempting to incite disharmony or interfere in China-Pakistan relations will not prevail,” State Councillor Wang Yi told Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, without elaborating.
Pakistani men demand release of wives in China / FT (paywall)
“About 350 to 400 Uighur women married to Pakistani traders and businessmen have been detained in Chinese camps or forbidden from leaving their hometowns even though they were not accused of any crime, according to their husbands. China confiscated passports across Xinjiang in 2016, and ordered Uighurs living abroad to come back.”
“In April, the Gilgit Baltistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representing a northern Pakistani region that borders Xinjiang, complained to the Chinese ambassador in Islamabad that about 50 Chinese women married to local men had been detained or trapped in Xinjiang.”
Read on SupChina: ‘China’s big mistake’ in XinjiangHong Kong, a city in China
Coming soon to a Hong Kong near you: Creeping authoritarianism mainland style / HKFP
Facebook quiet on Hong Kong police request to remove page / SCMP via Bangkok Post
Students who associate with outlawed Hong Kong National Party can face criminal sanctions, government tells schools as top Beijing official welcomes ban / SCMP
Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Macau to hold final drill before world’s longest sea crossing opens / SCMP
China defends ban on Hong Kong pro-independence party, hits back at criticism / HKFPVaccine scandal
Disease control official fired in wake of vaccine scare / Caixin (paywall)
“The head of the disease control center of East China’s Shandong Province, which has been the hardest hit by a shoddy-vaccine scandal that affected hundreds of thousands of children, has been sacked from his post and placed under investigation.”Healthcare and education investment
China's investment in 'human capital' jumps as US falls behind / SCMP
“China’s investment in health care and education has gone up significantly since 1990, a new study ranking the ‘human capital’ of nations around the world has found.”Climate change and coal
Satellite images show 'runaway' expansion of coal power in China / Guardian
“Satellite photos taken in 2018 of locations in China reveal cooling towers and new buildings that were not present a year earlier at plants that were meant to stop operations or be postponed by orders from Beijing.”
China steps up green energy push with revised renewable target of 35 percent by 2030 / SCMP
“China is stepping up its push into renewable energy, proposing higher green power consumption targets and penalizing those who fail to meet goals to help fund government subsidies to producers. The world’s biggest energy consumer is aiming for renewables to account for at least 35 percent of electricity consumption by 2030.”
How is China managing its greenhouse gas emissions? / China Power ProjectAustralia
It’s time to get things straight with China / The Strategist
“The relationship between the Australian and Chinese governments would benefit from a clearer declaration from Australia about what is and is not in our national interest in engaging with the Chinese state and economy.”India border tensions
China incursions along LAC dropped by 20% this year: Officials / Hindustan Times
“India-China border has been peaceful after Wuhan due to strategic guidance provided by Modi and Xi to commanders of their militaries, according to experts.”Ideological cleansing of internet authorities
China sends ex-colleagues of former internet tsar Lu Wei to ‘education sessions’ / SCMPHong Kong corruption
Former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho offered US$2 million cash to Chad president Idriss Deby in a gift box, US prosecutors allege / SCMPDissidents abroad — Liu Xia
Liu Xia, widow of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo, arrives in New York for human rights events / SCMP
“Liu Xia 刘霞, the widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, arrived in New York late on Tuesday for what is expected to be her first formal appearance since settling in Berlin two months ago after nearly eight years of de facto house arrest in Beijing.”Taiwan
Stuck between Trump and China, Taiwan bets on home-grown defense / Bloomberg via Straits Times
A homage to Chinese communism is destroyed in Taiwan / NYT (paywall)
Demolition work on controversial temple in Changhua begins / Focus Taiwan
Taiwan bulldozes illegal communist shrine at Buddhist temple / SCMP
Taiwan headline news / Focus TaiwanWhat kind of country is China?
Hayekian communism / Global Inequality
“You think it is a contradiction in terms, a paradox. But you are wrong: we are used to think in pure categories while life is much more complex; and paradoxes do exist in real life. China is indeed a country of Hayekian communism.”Elections and their consequences
Asian victors may find anti-China campaign vows hard to keep / AP
“Three Muslim-majority Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing the foothold of the world's second-largest economy won't be easy because of the billions of dollars in development projects that are already under way.”Behavior of Chinese tourists abroad and how Europe reacts
Chinese-speaking tourists attack swan by Swiss lake 'over missed photo' / SCMP
“A group of Chinese-speaking tourists have caused a stir after they were seen teasing and rough-handling a swan in Switzerland in a video that has been widely circulated online.”
China slams ‘racist’ satire segment on Swedish TV / Sixth Tone
Swedish skit mocks Chinese tourists, drawing backlash in China / NYT (paywall)
Chinese embassy rejects ‘apology’ from Swedish comedy show for ‘racist’ tourist skit / HKFP

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