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The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Joe:

China tightens political control of internet giants

After flourishing for two decades with little regulation, China’s internet industries face a future of tighter control by the ruling Communist Party and pressure to pay for its tech ambitions, social welfare and propaganda → Read More

China's power cuts may foreshadow shortages of global goods

Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of Christmas after power cuts to meet government targets forced Chinese factories to shut down and left some households in the dark → Read More

China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

China's “zero tolerance” strategy of trying to isolate every case and stop transmission of the coronavirus has kept the country where the virus first was detected in late 2019 largely free of the disease → Read More

China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

China's “zero tolerance” strategy of trying to isolate every case and stop transmission of the coronavirus has kept the country where the virus first was detected in late 2019 largely free of the disease → Read More

Biden calls President Xi Jinping amid growing US-China tension

President Joe Biden spoke with China’s Xi Jinping on Thursday amid the growing tension between the two countries. → Read More

Biden calls President Xi Jinping amid growing US-China tension

President Joe Biden spoke with China’s Xi Jinping on Thursday amid the growing tension between the two countries. → Read More

Biden calls President Xi Jinping amid growing US-China tension

President Joe Biden spoke with China’s Xi Jinping on Thursday amid the growing tension between the two countries. → Read More

China bans 'sissy men' from TV in new crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government banned effeminate men on TV and told broadcasters Thursday to promote “revolutionary culture,” broadening a campaign to tighten control over business and society and enforce official morality. → Read More

China bans men it sees as not masculine enough from TV

BEIJING (AP) — China's government banned effeminate men on TV and told broadcasters Thursday to promote "revolutionary culture," broadening a campaign to tighten control over business and society and enforce official morality. President Xi Jinping has called for a "national rejuvenation," with tighter Communist Party control of business, education, culture and religion. → Read More

China sentences Canadian to 11 years in case tied to Huawei

A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian entrepreneur to 11 years in prison in a spying case that has been linked to Beijing’s pressure campaign against Canada's government → Read More

Canadian faces spy ruling in China as Huawei decision looms

BEIJING (AP) — A Canadian entrepreneur who was charged with spying after his government arrested an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei faces a possible verdict Wednesday as Beijing steps up pressure on Canada ahead of a court ruling on whether to hand over the executive to face U.S. criminal charges. → Read More

Delta variant challenges China's costly lockdown strategy

The delta variant is challenging China’s costly strategy of isolating cities, prompting warnings that Chinese leaders who were confident they could keep out the coronavirus need a less disruptive approach → Read More

Delta variant challenges China's costly lockdown strategy

The delta variant is challenging China’s costly strategy of isolating cities, prompting warnings that Chinese leaders who were confident they could keep out the coronavirus need a less disruptive approach → Read More

Police: Man defrauded Chinese pop singer in sex scandal

BEIJING (AP) — A man has confessed to defrauding a Chinese-Canadian pop singer, Kris Wu, over a teenager’s accusation he had sex with her when she was drunk, Beijing police said Thursday. The announcement added a bizarre twist to a scandal that cost Wu endorsement contracts with brands including Porsche and Bulgari. The former member of Korean boy band EXO has denied the accusation, which… → Read More

Chinese pop star dumped by brands over sex complaint

BEIJING (AP) — A popular Chinese-Canadian singer, Kris Wu, has lost endorsement and other deals with at least 10 brands including Porsche and Bulgari after a teenager accused him of having sex with her while she was drunk. The former member of the Korean boy band EXO denied the accusation, which prompted an outpouring of supportive comments for the woman online and criticism of Wu. "There was no… → Read More

China rejects hacking charges, accuses US of cyberspying

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday rejected an accusation by Washington and its Western allies that Beijing is to blame for a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email system and complained Chinese entities are victims of damaging U. S. cyberattacks. A foreign ministry spokesman demanded Washington drop charges announced Monday against four Chinese nationals accused of working with the Ministry of State… → Read More

Some Chinese shun grueling careers for 'low-desire life'

A small but visible handful of urban Chinese are rattling the ruling Communist Party by choosing to “lie flat,” or reject high-status careers, long work hours and expensive cities for what is called a low-desire life → Read More

China easing birth limits further to cope with aging society

China says it will ease birth limits to allow all couples to have three children instead of two in hopes of slowing the rapid aging of its population. → Read More

Biden's solar ambitions collide with China labor complaints

BEIJING (AP) — The Biden administration's solar power ambitions are colliding with complaints the global industry depends on Chinese raw materials that might be produced by forced labor. A big hurdle is polysilicon, used to make photovoltaic cells for solar panels. The global industry gets 45% of its supply from Xinjiang, the northwestern region where the ruling Communist Party is accused of… → Read More

1.4B but no more? China's population growth closer to zero

China’s population growth is falling closer to zero, government data showed Tuesday, adding to strains on an aging society with a shrinking workforce as fewer couples have children. The population rose by 72 million over the past 10 years to 1. 411 billion in 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics announced after a once-a-decade census. It said annual growth averaged 0. 53%, down by 0. 04% from… → Read More