America’s most iconic farm brand – John Deere – has established itself as a key player in Xinjiang’s immense cotton industry, even as human rights groups warn that the supply chain in the restive region is laced with the forced labour of Uygurs and...
Alice SuGreat reporting from SCMP on the 4,000% surge in Chinese purchases of American cotton-picking equipment for Xinjiang. Their top-purchased brand? John Deere
In an interview with ESPN about its findings, an NBA official said the league is "reevaluating" the China academies after concluding it had insufficient oversight over the program.
Alice SuFormer employees of NBA academies in China, including in Xinjiang: "You can't be over here in Feb promoting Black History Month and be over in China, where they're in reeducation camps and all the people that you're partnering with are hitting kids."
Fears are intensifying over the gargantuan Three Gorges Dam, where the reservoir has risen to its highest point since the dam was completed in 2006.
Alice SuHere's our 2nd story on China's floods, looking at how the country's 90,000+ dams are coming under strain. Ecologists say China needs a total revamp of its flood control systems, away from reliance on concrete, esp as climate change accelerates
Last week marked the end of U.S.-China engagement. The two powers may now be sliding toward a severance of relations and even outright military conflict.
Alice Su“In Trump’s desperation to get reelected, he could precipitate a clash, a military clash,” said @orvilleschell. Chinese experts agreed, pointing to risk esp in the S China Sea. Our look at how the US & China are sliding toward a cliff edge
Less than two weeks under a new national security law enacted by Beijing, Hong Kong residents already feel a curtain of control falling over the city's realms of speech and thought.
Alice Su“You feel this constant pressure, like an invisible hand is clasped over your mouth.” Great reporting by @rachel_cheung1 in our story on the new HK, where books disappear, words turn illegal, and protesters are arrested while holding blank sheets of paper
The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some...
Alice SuHundreds of Uyghur women lined up for forced IUDs, fathers jailed according to # of children, women sterilized in detention camps w injections & pills against their will, all while the govt promotes Han ppl to have more babies. "It's genocide, full stop."
A growing number of professors in China have been punished for 'improper speech.' Some are reported by students, harking back to the Cultural Revolution.
Alice Su“You cannot wake a ppl who are pretending to be sleeping.” Three women intellectuals - Wuhan diarist 方方, Tsinghua sociologist 郭于华 & Fudan historian 孙沛东- spoke to us about China’s suppression of history and its cycles of trauma & forgetting
As China’s outbreak eases, migrants are bearing the brunt of the lockdown’s economic cost.
Alice SuReading that Shandong 合村并居 story and thinking of these villagers we met in Hubei last month, who were worrying about the same thing - development China-style, which means constant, sweeping, top-down, and not a choice but an order
Alice SuMeanwhile in Guangzhou: 8 ppl infected bc a neighbor’s leaky bathroom pipe spilled toilet wastewater onto the ground between building. They found covid on bottoms of the family’s shoes & bike tires. 1st case of env transmission via fecal matter
Alice SuReading Weibo talk re: Matt Pottinger's speech, lots of ppl saying it's the first time they've heard of 张彭春. The call for less nationalism, w its fixation on left vs right, and more "populism," w care for the people vs the elite, also strikes a chord
Alice SuFascinating 6-part Chinese strategy to win the global public opinion war, from this CASS article (h/t @judeblanchette): 1. Prepare for "attacks" from U.S. and other media by understanding how foreign media works