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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 25, 2023
China says chatbots must toe the party line
The Communist Party outlined draft rules that would set guardrails on the rapidly growing industry of services like ChatGPT.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 24, 2023
Biden’s options on TikTok narrow after Beijing pushes back
The U.S. president’s diminishing menu now includes trying to either ban or push through a sale of the hugely popular app, inviting further opposition from China.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 25, 2022
In a challenge to Beijing, unrest over COVID lockdowns spreads
Protests have broken out in Guangzhou and at an iPhone factory in central China, while online many have raged at authorities after the death of a girl was blamed on COVID-19 restrictions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 17, 2022
COVID-19 lockdown chaos sets off a rare protest in a Chinese city
A lengthy lockdown and shortages of food prompted Guangzhou residents to take to the streets, a reflection of growing public frustration with China's 'COVID zero' policy.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 24, 2022
China’s leader now wields formidable power. Who will say no to him?
Xi Jinping has created a new ruling elite packed with loyalist officials primed to elevate his agenda of bolstering national security and of turning China into a technological great power.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Oct 18, 2022
In Xi’s China, the business of business is state-controlled
The Chinese leader has increasingly demanded that businesses conform to the aims of the Communist Party, an agenda he doubled down on this week at an important political gathering.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals