Links (February 2023)

Xi Faces More Doubts Within China as Global Problems Mount
(Bloomberg, 02/28/23)

Reuters reporters’ online accounts faked to approach China activists
(Reuters, 02/27/23, James Pomfret)

Default Position: LGFV Defaults Loom
(, 02/22/23, Houze Song)

‘We are not in a comfortable place’: Singapore defence minister warns of ‘disastrous’ consequences of war in Asia
(Channel News Asia, 02/18/23)

Taiwan undersea cable cuts linked to Chinese vessels
(Taiwan News, 02/17/23, Huang Tzu-ti)

U.N. Experts and Activists Sound Alarm Over Forced Assimilation and Coercive DNA Collection in Tibet
(China Digital Times, 02/09/23, Arthur Kaufman)

47 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Figures Begin National Security Law Trial After Two Years in Detention
(China Digital Times, 02/07/23, Arthur Kaufman)

Apple Daily – The Rise and Fall of Hong Kong’s Sensationalist, Pro-Democracy Tabloid
(, 02/04/23, Aris Teon)

CIA chief warns against underestimating Xi’s ambitions toward Taiwan
(Reuters, 02/02/23, Michael Martina and David Brunnstrom)

Former Chinese Bookseller’s Wife Held Under “Exit Ban”
(China Digital Times, 02/02/23, Alexander Boyd)

Blinken postpones China trip over ‘unacceptable’ Chinese spy balloon
(Reuters, 02/02/23, Humeyra Pamuk, Idrees Ali, Michael Martina)

Chinese cities are struggling to pay their bills as ‘hidden debts’ soar
(CNN, 02/01/23, Laura He)