Once commonplace, get-togethers among Chinese rights campaigners have become increasingly risky under Xi Jinping’s hard-line rule.
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The report will revive the debate over whether the pandemic started with a spillover from wildlife sold at the market, a leak from a Wuhan virology lab or some other way.
Xi Jinping’s lack of face time with world leaders signals a turn inward on domestic issues and a reluctance to compromise on the global stage.
Complications could slow or sink the whole endeavor, leaving gaps in defenses and questions about security promises kept.
The self-ruled island has moved to the heart of a deepening rivalry between the two superpowers, with the potential to ignite military conflagration and reshape the regional order.
The restrictions reflect the government’s intensifying push for companies to jettison what it says are unhealthy cultural influences.
China’s premier spy agency is increasingly reaching beyond its own ranks to recruit from a vast pool of private-sector talent.
One year ago, the city’s freedoms were curtailed with breathtaking speed. But the clampdown was years in the making, and many signals were missed.
The virologist, Shi Zhengli, said in a rare interview that speculation about her lab in Wuhan was baseless. But China’s habitual secrecy makes her claims hard to validate.
Xi will unveil a long-term blueprint for navigating China when the National People’s Congress gathers Friday and convenes for about a week.