Chris Buckley, The New York Times

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The New York Times


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Past articles by Christopher:

Dozens Die After Explosion in a Barbecue Restaurant in China

The deadly blast, in the northwestern city of Yinchuan, was blamed on a gas leak, and it is likely to prompt closer scrutiny of restaurants that feature gas grills. → Read More

How China Could Choke Taiwan’s Economy With a Blockade

China is honing its ability to blockade Taiwan, giving Beijing the option of cutting off the self-ruled island in its campaign to take control of it. → Read More

Mystery Persists After Initial Report Into China Eastern Jet Crash

A preliminary report by China’s air safety regulator summarized what worked during the flight, but did not speculate on what caused the plane to nosedive. → Read More

American Siblings Barred From Leaving China for 3 Years Return to U.S.

Their release coincided with an agreement on Friday that cleared the way for a senior executive of Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications giant, to return to China. → Read More

China Tightens Limits for Young Online Gamers and Bans School Night Play

The restrictions reflect the government’s intensifying push for companies to jettison what it says are unhealthy cultural influences. → Read More

Ying-shih Yu, Renowned Scholar of Chinese Thought, Dies at 91

He believed that Chinese tradition was more varied and tolerant than critics thought it to be, and that it could be a vessel for enlightened values and democratic progress. → Read More

China’s Emissions of Ozone-Harming Gas Are Declining, Studies Find

New research confirms that emissions from China of CFC-11, a banned gas that harms Earth’s ozone layer, have fallen sharply, reversing a dangerous spike. → Read More

U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

The finding by the Trump administration is the strongest denunciation by any government of China’s actions and follows a Biden campaign statement with the same declaration. → Read More

Brushing off Criticism, China’s Xi Calls Policies in Xinjiang ‘Totally Correct’

Mr. Xi made the remarks at a meeting on the region of western China, suggesting that the Communist Party remains committed to drastically changing Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. → Read More

China Is Erasing Mosques and Precious Shrines in Xinjiang

Thousands of religious sites in Xinjiang have been destroyed, a new analysis suggests, part of China’s drive to erode the region’s heritage. → Read More

China’s ‘Big Cannon’ Blasted Xi. Now He’s Been Jailed for 18 Years.

The Communist Party accused Ren Zhiqiang of being disloyal. His lengthy sentence underscores Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent among the elite. → Read More

China’s Communists to Private Business: You Heed Us, We’ll Help You

Party leaders have pledged to increase their influence over entrepreneurs even as they promise greater aid, reflecting Xi Jinping’s greatest — and sometimes conflicting — challenges. → Read More

Fearing Detention, Two Australian Correspondents Flee China

The forced departures highlight souring relations between the two countries and Beijing’s increasingly heavy-handed tactics to limit independent journalism. → Read More

China Detains Cheng Lei, Australian Host for Chinese State TV

The detention of Cheng Lei, who has long appeared on business programs for China’s international broadcaster, could add to tensions between Australia and China. → Read More

China Passes Hong Kong Security Law Granting Beijing Sweeping Powers

Lawmakers in Beijing voted in a process that has been criticized for its secrecy and haste. The law will extend the Communist Party’s reach into Hong Kong. → Read More

Where’s Xi? China’s Leader Commands Coronavirus Fight From Safe Heights

Xi Jinping has backed out of the spotlight as the country faces its worst crisis in years, reflecting the political risks he faces if efforts to contain the virus fail. → Read More

How to Survive in an Outbreak

I came to Wuhan to see how people cope under lockdown. → Read More

Chinese Doctor, Silenced After Warning of Outbreak, Dies From Coronavirus

Dr. Li Wenliang sounded an alarm about a strange new virus. Then the authorities summoned him for questioning. → Read More

Losing Track of Time in the Epicenter of China’s Coronavirus Outbreak

People in Wuhan line up for groceries and medical checkups — and are skeptical of official reassurances. → Read More

As Coronavirus Fears Intensify, Effectiveness of Quarantines Is Questioned

Amid news the coronavirus is spreading at an accelerating rate, concern is growing that China’s lockdown of cities may not only have come too late but could even make the situation worse. → Read More