Links (May 2024)

Singapore Wealth Flows Face New Scrutiny in Superhacker Case
(Bloomberg, 05/31/24, Bernadette Toh, Low De Wei, and Ambereen Choudhury)

14 pro-democracy activists convicted, 2 acquitted in Hong Kong’s biggest national security case
(AP, 05/30/24, Kanis Leung and Zen Soo)

Hong Kong arrests six for sedition under new law
(BBC, 05/28/24, Flora Drury)

China’s risky industrial gamble might end the way of the Soviet Union
(Globe and Mail, 05/25/24, John Rapley)

Xi Jinping’s Recipe for Total Control: An Army of Eyes and Ears
(New York Times, 05/25/24, Vivian Wang)

Beijing Signals That It Has No Idea What To Do About Its Economy
(, 05/24/24, Milton Ezrati)

Even Xi Jinping is struggling to fix regional inequality
(The Economist, 05/21/24)

Taiwan’s New President Calls On China to End Threat of War
(Bloomberg, 05/19/24, Cindy Wang)

Congressional-Executive Commission on China, 2023 Annual Report
(CECC, May, 2024)

Links (March 2024)

Spying in Singapore? Inevitable given hosting of high-level events amid geopolitical tensions, say experts
(Channel News Asia – CNA, 03/29/24, Davina Tham)

U.S., U.K. Impose Sanctions on Chinese State-Affiliated Hackers
(China Digital Times, 03/25/24, Arthur Kaufman)

Taiwan warns of ‘enormous’ Chinese bases near its S.China Sea holding
(Reuters, 03/19/24, Ben Blanchard)

Hong Kong Adopts Sweeping Security Laws, Bowing to Beijing
(NYT, 03/19/24, Tiffany May and David Pierson)

Opinion: The world’s most dangerous place has only gotten more dangerous
(CNN, 03/10/24, Fareed Zakaria)

The Plan For China’s Property Crisis May Cost More Than $280 Billion
(Forbes, 03/01/24, Milton Ezrati)

Links (February 2024)

Xi Jinping’s Self-Defeating Governance: Policy Implications and Power Politics with the Rise of Military-Industrial Leaders
(CLM, 02/29/24, Guoguang Wu)

China to PH: Taiwan a ‘red line’ issue, ‘tread carefully’
(, 02/09/24, John Eric Mendoza)

Has Xi Jinping lost control of the markets?
(The Economist, 02/08/24)

Hong Kong police vow to hunt exiled activist Agnes Chow ‘for life’
(, 02/08/24, Cheryl Tung and Kwong Wing)

New Reports on Digital Surveillance and DNA Collection in Tibet; Repression Against Tibetan Diaspora
(China Digital Times, 02/07/24, Arthur Kaufman)

Billionaire Cheng family seeks to oust Giordano CEO after failed buyout
(Straits Times, 02/06/24)

Why the Peak China story is overdone
(, Richard McGregor, 02/02/24)

“It’s Too Convenient to Say That Xi Jinping Is a Second Mao”
(, 02/01/24, Nick Frisch interview with Chun Han Wong)

China is facing a brutal reality as it desperately tries to fix its population-decline problem
(Yahoo News, 02/01/24, Lloyd Lee)

Links (January 2024)

Hong Kong leader starts push for new security laws, says city ‘can’t afford to wait’
(Reuters, 01/30/24, Jessie Pang and Greg Torode)

Hong Kong is becoming less of an international city
(The Economist, 01/25/24)

Chinese stocks have lost $6 trillion in 3 years. Here’s what you need to know
(CNN, 01/23/24, Laura He)

One Election, Two Reactions
(, 01/23/24, Dalia Parete)

China’s Economy Is in Serious Trouble
(NYT, 01/18/24, Paul Krugman)

Why China’s government is hushing up court rulings
(The Economist, 01/15/24)

KMT wins 52 legislative seats, DPP bags 51 and TPP eight
(Taipei Times, 01/14/24, Liu Tzu-hsuan)

Presidential Election: Lai’s victory sparks jubilation
(Taipei Times, 01/14/24, Jason Pan)

In re-electing its government, Taiwan has kept the status quo, but the victory hides a transformed political landscape
(, 01/13/24, Kai-Ping Huang)

Taiwan’s democracy thrives under the shadow of China
(East Asia Forum, 01/08/24, EAF editors)

Notes from Central Taiwan: Taiwan’s real housing crisis
(Taipei Times, 01/08/24, Michael Turton)

Iswaran’s corruption probe has had ‘big impact’ on West Coast GRC: Desmond Lee
(Straits Times, 01/08/24, Isabelle Liew)

Taiwan election: China sows doubt about US with disinformation
(BBC, 01/07/24, Tessa Wong)

Online Influencers Promote Han “Colonization” in Xinjiang
(China Digital Times, 01/05/24, Arthur Kaufman)

The three men vying to be Taiwan’s next president
(BBC, 01/05/24, Kelly Ng)

A restless Gen Z is reshaping the Chinese Dream
(BBC, 01/03/24, Laura Bicker)

An uncensored history of modern China
(, 01/01/24, Jenny Tang)

Links (December 2023)

How Realistic Are Chinese University AI Ambitions?
(, 12/28/23, AJ Cortese)

China deletes leaked stats showing plunging birth rate for 2023
(, 12/27/23, Gu Ting)

China and Russia Reap Rewards of Growing Partnership
(China Digital Times, 12/22/23, Arthur Kaufman)

How much trouble is Xi really in? Outgunned Taiwan may be about to find out
(The Guardian, 12/09/23, Simon Tisdall)

China’s Xi goes full Stalin with purge
(, 12/06/23)

Top US General Warns Everyone Should Be ‘Worried’ About War With China
(Newsweek, 12/03/23, Thomas Kika)

Links (November 2023)

Xi vs. She: China’s government wants women to return to domesticity, but it’s already too late
(Globe and Mail, 11/30/23, Maya Wang and Tingting Li)

Coercion Cul-de-Sac: Upcoming Taiwan Elections and Beijing’s Broken Cross-Strait Relations Approach
(CLM, 11/30/23, Jude Blanchette)

Gold Bars and Tokyo Apartments: How Money Is Flowing Out of China
(NYT, 11/28/23, Keith Bradsher and Joy Dong)

Redacted Fantasy: China’s Dystopian Censorship of Online Fiction
(, 11/28/23, Eric R Stone)

Ed Yardeni says China’s aging population could make it ‘the world’s largest nursing home’
(Fortune via, 11/28/23, Will Daniel)

Business tycoon Terry Gou drops out of presidential race
(Focus Taiwan – CNA, 11/24/23, Teng Pei-ju)

Taiwan’s opposition drama ends with no deal
(BBC, 11/24/23, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes)

Is China Returning to Export Dependence? Not Really
(, 11/21/23, Houze Song)

200 years of brotherhood: New book unveils mystery of Keng Teck Whay society
(Straits Times, 11/19/23, Chin Soo Fang)

APEC over, Taiwan reports renewed Chinese military activity
(Reuters, 11/18/23, Ben Blanchard)

Biden-Xi Meeting Stabilizes U.S.-China Relationship, For Now
(China Digital Times, 11/17/23, Arthur Kaufman)

Xi Jinping will consolidate his power in the coming year
(The Economist, 11/13/23, James Miles)

Chinese grieve popular ex-premier Li Keqiang in quiet show of dissent
(BBC, 11/02/23, Kelly Ng)

Singing from the CCP’s songsheet
(ASPI, 11/23, Fergus Ryan, Matt Knight and Daria Impiombato)

Links (October 2023)

Li Keqiang Lived and Died in Xi Jinping’s Shadow
(Foreign Policy, 10/27/23, James Palmer)

China takes on a trillion yuan debt
(, 10/25/23, Matthew Kendrick)

Prepare for an indefinite future across the Taiwan Strait
(The Hill, 10/12/23, Jerome A. Cohen and Yu-Jie Chen)

Together and Apart: The Conundrum of the China-Russia Partnership
(Asia Society, October 2023, Philipp Ivanov)

Focus on Israel-Gaza war raises fears of China attack on Taiwan
(Washington Times, 10/11/23, Bill Gertz)

China’s Xi wants more political ‘struggle’ in ruling party ranks
(Radio Free Asia, 10/09/23, Lee Wing-tim and Gigi Lee)

Interview with Lhadon Tethong on Tibet’s Colonial Boarding Schools: “They Are Stealing an Entire Generation”
(China Digital Times, 10/06/23, Sophie Beach)

Links (September 2023)

Chinese Politics since Hu Jintao and the Origin of Xi Jinping’s Strongman Rule: A New Hypothesis
(Texas National Security Review, Fall 2023, Lin Le)

KMT legislator accused of leaking secrets on Taiwan’s new submarine to China
(Taiwan News, 09/30/23, Sam Howard)

‘Don’t Be Scared,’ My Father Said Before He Was Led Away in Hong Kong
(New York Times via, 09/29/23, Sebastian Lai)

China Strengthening Its Position in Northern Russia and the Arctic Sea
(Jamestown Foundation, 09/28/23, Paul Goble)

Chengde Seizes Three Years of “Illegal Income” from Programmer Who Used VPN for Overseas Work
(China Digital Times, 09/28/23, Cindy Carter)

Politics hamper China’s efforts to stimulate the economy
(The Economist, 09/28/23)

China’s Economic Slowdown Was Inevitable: The Illusory Success of State Capitalism
(Foreign Affairs, 09/25/23, Yasheng Huang)

Do China’s recent military purges spell trouble for Xi Jinping?
(BBC, 09/22/23, Tessa Wong)

China wants details of local employees from Hong Kong consulates
(, 09/21/23, Cheryl Tung)

China’s trillion-dollar dilemma of local government ‘hidden debt’
(Caixin via Nikkei Asia, 09/20/23, Zhang Yukun, Xia Yining, and Ding Feng)

Turbulence in China’s top ranks raises questions about Xi Jinping’s rule
(CNN, 09/20/23, Nectar Gan)

Xi’s economic policies are leaving many China watchers perplexed and confused
(CNBC, 09/19/23, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera)

Chinese defence minister under investigation for corrupt procurement
(Reuters, 09/16/23)

China sanctions Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin for arms sales to Taiwan
(Reuters, 09/15/23, Joe Cash and Liz Lee)

Taiwan election: Foxconn founder Terry Gou picks Netflix actress as running mate
(BBC, 09/14/23, Grace Tsoi and Joyce Lee)

Political Drivers of China’s Private Sector Demise
(Jamestown Foundation, 09/08/23, Daniel Fu)

China Prefers Guns to Butter: As the economy declines, the CCP leans heavily on the army
(, 09/07/23, Jacqueline N. Deal and Michael Mort)

Links (August 2023)

Tan Cheng Bock endorses Tan Kin Lian’s presidential bid
(Straits Times, 08/27/23, Chin Soo Fang)

Singapore is very fortunate, should welcome those of other nationalities who want to live here: Ng Kok Song
(Channel News Asia, 08/26/23, Ang Hwee Min and Loiusa Tang)

The world should study China’s crushing of Hong Kong’s freedoms
(The Economist, 08/24/23)

How to kill Chinese dynamism
(Taipei Times, 08/21/23, Yasheng Huang)

Cracks in China’s debt-ridden economy
(Taipei Times, 08/21/23, Paul Lin 林保華)

China’s Fertility Rate Dropped Sharply, Study Shows
(WSJ via MSN, 08/19/23, Liyan Qi)

As China’s economy, population implode, Xi is looking to start a war
(The Hill, 08/16/23, Gordon G. Chang)

China’s dilemma in trying to manage debt crisis
(, 08/16/23, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian)

The moment of reckoning looms large for China’s property market as crisis deepens
(South China Morning Post, 08/15/23, Zhou Xin)

China’s youth job market is a nightmare. It’s changing the face of the country.
(Dow Jones via Morningstar, 08/15/23, Tanner Brown)

China’s internal turmoil could provoke war: official
(Taipei Times, 08/12/23, Chen Yu-fu and Jonathan Chin)

Materials Science Matters
(, 08/08/23, AJ Cortese)

How Taiwan’s Boba Tea Took Over the World
(, 08/07/23, Anne Ewbank)

Italy Turns Its Back on China’s Belt and Road
(Foreign Policy, 08/04/23, Christina Lu)