unprecedented-leaks-underscore-deep-discontent-inside-china

Beijing usually takes pride in its tight grip of the information that flows inside and outside of China. However, several recent incidents seem to reveal that Beijing’s iron fist may be losing its grip. Only a week ago, The New York Times reported on the Xinjiang Papers, a 403-page collection of reportedly classified Chinese documents—including speeches by Chinese leader…

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the-blizzard-gaming-boycott-is-the-tip-of-the-chinese-censorship-iceberg

If you’ve somehow managed to browse the internet without hearing about the Blizzard debacle, let me catch you up: Blizzard Entertainment is a gaming company that runs Hearthstone, an online card game with competitive tournaments. A Hong Kong-based player named Ng Wai Chung (alias Blitzchung) used a pro-democracy slogan during a post-match interview that was…

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how-free-trade-with-china-politically-impoverished-both-countries

In contract negotiations between labor and management, it is not uncommon for both sides to agree to kick the can down the road on certain issues. Management might extract a smaller salary increase now in exchange for labor’s demand for more generous pensions or retiree benefits later on. It’s one area where unions tend to…

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how-to-replace-howard-zinn’s-communist-account-of-us.-history-for-american-kids

The perfect companion accompanied my family’s trip West this summer in the modern covered wagon: A new, single-volume book of U.S. history. As our RV motored across the plains, I read of how they were discovered and settled. I looked across the prairies, the badlands, and the mountains and imagined myself coming in an ox-drawn…

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the-bloody-legacy-of-the-nazi-soviet-pact-shows-communism-and-fascism-are-allies

Wanda Wos Lorenc did not have an easy life. Her idyllic childhood in Poland was shattered in 1939 when Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded her country, carving it up between them. Not one to meekly surrender, Wanda joined Polska Walczy (Poland Fights), an underground army, serving as a messenger and nurse. Polska Walczy…

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