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Hong Kong, Apple Daily and freedom of the press
The arrest of the chief editor and chief executive of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper signals the end to Hong Kong’s free press. Expert on China affairs Jocelyn Chey writes it is taken as an indication of Beijing’s growing stranglehold over Hong Kong and its disregard of the rights and norms guaranteed under the framework known as “One Country Two Systems.”
One hundred years of devastation
Next week will see the Communist Party of China celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding with the commissioning of the Baihetan Dam on the upper stretches of the Yangtze River. Brahma Chellaney, an expert on the region's water reserves, argues the environmental devastation caused by China's large scale construction projects provide little reason to celebrate.
Book review: Reading the China debate
China analyst Paul Monk reviews seven new books that address the contemporary and historic challenge of managing relations with Beijing. He finds they all add to a rich and diverse debate over the implications of China’s rise.
China's Three-Child Policy won't help
China's new three-child policy offers only part of the answer to raising the birthrate and addressing the economic challenges of an aging population, writes Nancy Qian.
Climate cooperation between China and the West may be a mirage
Despite recent cooperation between China and the West on climate change, David Uren writes that different paths pursued by the US, Europe and China signal conflict on the issue will arise before this year's UN Climate Conference in Glasgow.