Links (May 2022)

Why China Is Miles Ahead in a Pacific Race for Influence
(New York Times, 05/31/22, Damien Cave)

Heartbreak, Disinformation, and New Punitive Measures in the Wake of Xinjiang Police Files Release
(China Digital Times, 05/27/22, Oliver Young)

The Symbol of a New, Darker Hong Kong
(The Atlantic, 05/25/22, Timothy McLaughlin)

Hong Kong Catholic cardinal criticises China deal after national security arrest
(Reuters, 05/24/22, Jessie Pang and Greg Torode)

U.S. Speeds Up Reshaping of Taiwan’s Defenses to Deter China
(New York Times, 05/24/22, Edward Wong and Eric Schmitt)

Alleged leaked audio reveals Chinese commanders planning mobilization for war with Taiwan
(Taiwan News, 05/24/22, Keoni Everington)

Biden Pledges to Defend Taiwan if It Faces a Chinese Attack
(New York Times, 05/23/22, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Peter Baker)

The Topsy-Turvy End of Zero COVID in Taiwan
(New Yorker, 05/23/22, Clarissa Wei)

Foreign investors are fleeing China
(Economist, 05/22/22, updated 05/27/22)

Canada Kicks Out Huawei, U.S. Weighs Further Sanctions on Hikvision, China Invests in Undermining Sanctions
(China Digital Times, 05/20/22, Oliver Young)

China’s Economic Headwinds
( 05/19/22, Brian Wong)

Sri Lanka’s Meltdown Puts China’s Strategic Influence in Jeopardy
(The Diplomat, 05/18/22, Mohamed Zeeshan)

Leaked Database Reveals Intensity of Imprisonment in Xinjiang; Rights Groups Skeptical of UN Visit
(China Digital Times, 05/17/22, Oliver Young)

What We Know About the California Church Shooter
(Vice, 05/17/22, Rachel Cheung)

‘We are the last generation’: China’s harsh lockdowns could exacerbate population crisis
(CNN, 05/16/22, Nectar Gan)

Hong Kong has been transformed into a police state
(Daily Compass, 05/14/22, Charles Maung Bo)

China is in a tough spot
(GZERO Media, 05/12/22, Willis Sparks)

Hong Kong: Statement on the Arrests of 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund Trustees
(CECC, 05/11/22)

Former VP Lu suggests Taiwan-China federation
(Taipei Times, 05/08/22, Jason Pan)

Hong Kong Reaches a Grim Milestone: 1,000 Political Prisoners
(Hong Kong Democracy Council – HKDC, May 2022)