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Why is the media downplaying the Hunter Biden story?

25 September 2020 1:25 am

Remember the Ukraine impeachment drama? No? Cockburn can hardly blame you. But believe it or not, less than nine months…

Letters: In defence of seagulls

19 September 2020 9:00 am

China’s covered Sir: If Charles Moore had contacted the BBC, rather than conducting a fruitless Google search, we would have…

The Tibetans’ fight for freedom continues — but only just

12 September 2020 9:00 am

‘Free Tibet!’ used to be a rallying cry for Hollywood A-listers and rock stars. Richard Gere hung out with the…

The vaccine goalposts have shifted

8 September 2020 3:42 am

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock provided a vaccine update this morning London time, reporting that the chances of the Oxford…

Half the fun of the animation – and much longer: Mulan reviewed

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Mulan is Disney’s latest live-action remake, coming in at 120 minutes, compared with the 1998 animation, which ran to 80.…

Sink or swim: China’s ‘zero Covid’ strategy

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Is China’s virus strategy paying off?

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China disappears at the DNC

22 August 2020 6:03 am

Members of media hailed the all-digital Democratic National Convention and convention coordinator Stephanie Cutter, the former Obama adviser famous for…

Poetic miniatures: A Lover’s Discourse, by Xiaolu Guo, reviewed

8 August 2020 9:00 am

The novelist, memoirist and film-maker Xiaolu Guo writes with tremendous delicacy and nuance about migration, language, alienation, and love. A…

From riveting Hitchockian melodrama to bigoted drivel: BBC’s Unprecedented reviewed

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Back to the West End at last. After a four- month lay-off, I grabbed the first available chance to catch…

Sea change: China has its sights on the Bay of Bengal

8 August 2020 9:00 am

China has its sights on the Bay of Bengal

Jesus College’s China problem

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Although Stephen Toope, vice-chancellor of Cambridge University, is committed to openness, it is a struggle to get information out of…

Why do we still struggle to see Xi’s China as a threat?

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Why do we still struggle to see Xi’s China as a threat?

Welcome to authoritarian Hong Kong

31 July 2020 11:16 pm

The national security law in Hong Kong has been passed for just over a month, but the scope of Beijing’s…

How Britain can tame China

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Britain has a critical role to play in taming China

China's ambassador has no answer to the treatment of Uighur Muslims

19 July 2020 11:25 pm

When Liu Xiaoming agreed to come on the Andrew Marr show, he ought to have expected that – as the…

Does classical Athens give us a clue to China’s next move?

18 July 2020 9:00 am

In 1984, China agreed a ‘one country, two systems’ treaty with the UK, designed to control the relationship between Hong…

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Trump has been right about China for years

18 July 2020 5:00 am

Back in the summer of 2015, all the cleverest people made fun of Donald Trump for obsessing about China. One…

Now Gladstone must fall?

11 July 2020 9:00 am

There are far more Chinese students in British universities than there are from the entire Commonwealth. Many universities have been…

When is a democracy not a democracy?

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Displaying the pristine neutrality that has made her such a popular figure, Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis apparently tweeted the following last…

Portrait of the week: Sunak’s statement, shop closures and a hoo-ha over Boohoo

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Home Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced measures intended to stimulate the economy. Under a £111 million scheme,…

China’s next target: the clock is ticking for Taiwan

11 July 2020 9:00 am

After Hong Kong, is Taiwan China’s next target?

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Farewell, dear Hong Kong

6 July 2020 1:05 pm

There was no way to know that the last trip I took to Hong Kong just a few years ago…

Imperialism is far from over, but gathering force in disguise

4 July 2020 9:00 am

From ancient times, empires have risen and fallen, driven by war, territorial acquisition, trade, plunder, religion, ideology, technology, culture and…

Portrait of the week: Boris does press-ups, pubs reopen and Leicester locks down

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, said he was ‘as fit as a butcher’s dog’ and did press-ups to prove…

Should we be afraid of this new swine flu?

30 June 2020 10:13 pm

Imagine if a vaccine for Covid-19 was approved tomorrow, and that within weeks we had all been vaccinated. Would life…