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China news and analysis from The Nation
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Steve Bannon Is Gone, Leaving Behind Only His Worst Ideas
The “Party of Davos” shot down any motions toward economic populism.
Robert L. Borosage
August 10, 2017
Why Trump Is Beating the War Drum—and How It Could Lead to Disaster
It’s sure to win favor among hawks of both parties, while distracting the media and public from his domestic woes—but foreign powers are not backing down.
Michael T. Klare
July 25, 2017
What Liu Xiaobo’s Death Says About China’s Two Futures
China’s president has crafted an increasingly progressive image for himself abroad, while stifling dissent at home.
Gina Anne Tam
July 10, 2017
Is China Trying to Silence the Workers Who Make Ivanka Trump’s Apparel?
Human-rights activists face trial after an investigation into an abusive factory.
June 5, 2017
Trump’s Handling of North Korea Is Going to Lead Us Straight Into Nuclear Disaster
Public strong-arming isn’t the key to de-escalating confrontation—it’s the key to igniting it.
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June 2, 2017
How a Mao-era Chinese agricultural conglomerate came to dominate the African tomato market.
May 31, 2017
Your Phone May Have Been Built by an Intern
Factories in China are using cheap intern labor to staff production lines for companies like Foxconn and Honda.
May 16, 2017
How China Is Building the Post-Western World
Beijing’s Belt and Road project may be the largest single infrastructure program in human history.
May 5, 2017
The United States Should Listen to South Korea—or It Will Reap the Whirlwind
Recent US actions underscore a deep-seated problem: refusal to see South Korea as an independent nation with interests of its own.
April 20, 2017
How Our Foreign-Policy Elites Manufactured the Korea Crisis
The attack on the Syrian airfield was a message to North Korea and China—and a demonstration of Trump’s capitulation to the imperial clique.