The China Letter

Canadian Freedom Institute
China is affecting world events. Follow along.
Created 31 Jan 2020
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  • Chinese internet companies to watch this fall
    02 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    The names of the biggest digital players in China are worth knowing in order to keep up on where things are headed there—especially now that Beijing is tightening regulations around how they can opera...
  • China vs. the world (and itself) in five acts
    26 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    This week, a scan of recent stories that sum up China’s current relations with different places in the world: United States, Australia, Canada, Europe and the People’s Republic itself. We’re keeping a...
  • Six storylines to watch about China this fall
    15 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    China is impacting the world like never before. Just consider 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, growing revelations about the treatment of Uyghur Muslims, and the new security law in Hong Kong. Keep...
  • A government trying to control all technology
    15 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Beijing is no longer pretending that the actions taken against technology companies are random, as the justice system now seems to be geared to the interests of Huawei. But the tricks of state media a...
  • The weird politics of these Olympics
    06 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 12 0
    A contest between countries isn’t something China is in the mood to lose, and so the Olympics have become a stage on which the international tensions covered here are being exercised. Along with that,...
  • Strange stories for the middle of summer
    30 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    This week, we’re looking at some of the more unusual developments in Chinese diplomacy, business and culture—from Beijing butting heads with the U.S. and cracking down on technology, to strange accusa...
  • The free world blames a cyberattack on China
    19 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    The persecution of Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang is gaining more attention in America, whose military might seems to be posing a threat to China’s warring intentions, while doing digital business in the ...
  • Beijing had a birthday bash for a big number
    08 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    A century of communist rule is accompanied by a clue of what China’s military is now working on, regulators crack down on the country’s hottest digital unicorn, students in Australia say they’re being...
  • Apple Daily closing is bad news for Hong Kong
    28 Jun 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Hong Kong lost one of its most prominent platforms speaking out against Beijing, but reporters from a distance are increasingly uncovering new details about the treatment of Uyghurs, while China’s rel...
  • A newspaper is raided for printing the truth
    20 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    The heat from the national security law is on in Hong Kong after Beijing bites back at Western world leaders who expressed concerns behind their back, while a growing trend in China finds 20-something...
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