Tag: Global Times

Hong Kong Is Where Peaceniks and Radicals Unite

HONG KONG — How and why have Hong Kongers managed to keep going for months, and in such large numbers, waging wave after wave of protest to oppose encroachment from China, despite the vast differences among them? One major point of contention concerns whether to resort to nonpeaceful action and how close to skirt with […]

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China Pressures Business Over Hong Kong. Workers Get Caught in the Middle.

As Hong Kong seethes with protests against China’s rule, Beijing is increasingly pressuring the business world to take its side. Businesses, both global and local, are falling in line — and their employees are caught in the crossfire. The most dramatic example came on Friday, when Rupert Hogg, the chief executive of Hong Kong-based Cathay […]

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A Provocateur on the Front Lines of China’s War of Words With the U.S.

BEIJING — Inside a bustling, 700-person newsroom in downtown Beijing, Hu Xijin leads a 24-hour propaganda machine that some media scholars call China’s Fox News. Mr. Hu was one of the first to defend China’s vast detention of Muslims against international criticism. His newspaper has described Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as crazy. Thirty years […]

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As Protests Rock Hong Kong, Xi Jinping’s View of History Shows He Will Dig In

BEIJING — When protesters in Hong Kong became more forceful on Monday, the People’s Daily reprised a recent speech of China’s leader, Xi Jinping, calling on party cadres to carry forward the struggle of the Communist revolution fought 70 years ago. “We must overcome all kinds of difficulties, risks and challenges,” he said. It was […]

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