Alice Su, Los Angeles Times

Alice Su

Los Angeles Times

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Past articles by Alice:

Xi Jinping sees Beijing Olympics as validation of his power

For China's leader, a successful Winter Games means international validation. It proves that he has strengthened China and the world must play along. → Read More

As Beijing Olympics begin, exiled Uyghurs fight for families oppressed in China

Five years after China’s incarceration and forced labor campaign began, most Uyghurs abroad remain cut off from their families. Some are speaking out. → Read More

They helped Chinese women, workers, the forgotten and dying. Then they disappeared

The secret detentions of young feminists and labor activists underscore the impunity with which Beijing disappears those deemed a 'stability' threat. → Read More

Omicron variant casts shadow over Asia's reopening

A return to border and social restrictions could upend months of progress in countries such as Singapore, often a bellwether for the rest of Asia. → Read More

Where is Peng Shuai? A #MeToo case pits women's tennis against Chinese censorship

Women's tennis takes a stand for Peng Shuai, a Chinese player who accused a Communist Party leader of sexual abuse and has vanished from public view. → Read More

China's nuclear buildup raises the risk of conflict in Asia

It was already a dangerous race: China versus the United States, each pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into missiles, submarines, warplanes and ships, vying to dominate the Indo-Pacific. Now that race may be going nuclear. → Read More

Chinese resolution that rewrites history ensures Xi's power

Before Thursday, only two Communist Party leaders have been powerful enough to rewrite China's history. Xi Jinping is now the third. → Read More

Supply chain crisis gives once invisible shipping industry record profits and new adversaries

The business dominated by a handful of European and Asian companies finds itself at the center of a logistics crisis that could rewrite the rules of global trade. → Read More

What U.S.-China tension means for fighting climate change

The rest of the world may suffer the consequences if the U.S. and China don't work together on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. → Read More

What caused China's power crisis and when will it end?

Sudden blackouts have highlighted vulnerabilities in China’s power sector and economy: overreliance on coal and overemphasis on growth, which coincided with rising coal prices this year to create a nationwide energy shortage. → Read More

A journey through China: memories, bones and a reinvented past

A century into the Chinese Communist Party's rule, we traveled across China to explore parts of its told and untold history. → Read More

As China's Evergrande verges on collapse, its debts spur protest

China Evergrande is struggling with more than $300 billion in debt. At its Shenzhen headquarters, angry suppliers and investors demand overdue pay. → Read More

Police raids and censors: Hong Kong's filmmakers fight to stay free

A new censorship law could penalize anyone who screens unapproved films in Hong Kong with up to three years in jail. → Read More

China is purging celebrities and tech billionaires. But the problem is bigger than 'sissy men'

As the economy slows, China's crackdown on the rich and famous may be an attempt to distract from ordinary families' anxiety over their children's future. → Read More

Taliban takeover leaves China uncertain about Afghanistan

As Afghanistan’s largest and most powerful neighbor, China could step into the vacuum left by the U.S. withdrawal. But it has little desire to do so. → Read More

Summer of disaster: Extreme weather wreaks havoc worldwide as climate change bears down

Climate change is making the world more prone to floods like those in China and Europe and to heat waves and fires like those in the U.S. and Russia. → Read More

China puts on patriotic show as Communist Party turns 100

President Xi Jinping praises Chinese Communist Party rule and warns both internal and external critics against trying to stop his country's rise. → Read More

He tried to commemorate erased history. China detained him, then erased that too

As the Communist Party's centennial nears, China is erasing official wrongs and party history to preserve its triumphalist story for a young generation. → Read More

This Chinese app was meant for indoctrination. But then came the romance scammers

Multiple Chinese police departments recently issued warnings that the Study Xi, Strong Nation app was being used by scammers to steal targets' money. → Read More

How 21 runners lost their lives in a Chinese ultramarathon

Twenty-one trail runners died May 22 in China's Gansu province in the worst incident in running history. Here's what happened. → Read More