Lily Kuo, Washington Post

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Recent articles by Lily:

China’s Xi visits Central Asia ahead of expected meeting with Putin

The Chinese leader marked his reemergence with a tour intended to strengthen his goal of forging an alternative world order not dominated by the West. → Read More

Taiwan shoots down civilian drone as tensions with China simmer

Following the visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, China has become much more provocative around Taiwan's waters. → Read More

Chinese react to Gorbachev’s death, accuse him of selling out Russia

The denigration of Mikhail Gorbachev in China underlines the lengths Xi Jinping has gone to forge a path different from the reformist Soviet leader's. → Read More

How Taiwan reacted to Pelosi’s visit, from ‘welcome’ to ‘American witch’

Some Taiwanese are worried about China's reaction to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit. → Read More

Pelosi lands in Taiwan, defying Chinese warnings of forceful response

The trip has drawn outrage from Beijing, which has sought to isolate Taiwan and views such exchanges with foreign dignitaries as support for formal independence. → Read More

Wary of China threat, Taiwanese join Ukraine’s fight against Russia

For volunteers from Taiwan, the war in Ukraine is a chance to bring battlefield experience back home — where debate is raging over military readiness. → Read More

After restaurant attack, authorities continue to gaslight China’s women

The attack in Tangshan has prompted Chinese women to criticize lax attitudes about gender-based violence. → Read More

China launches cutting-edge aircraft carrier, first to be locally designed

The new carrier arrives during a particularly tense time between China and the United States in the Pacific. → Read More

China calls U.S. a ‘bully,’ vows to ‘fight to the end’ for Taiwan

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe escalated a war of words with his U.S. counterpart, Lloyd Austin, at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. → Read More

Taiwan offered hope after they fled Hong Kong. Now, they’re leaving again.

People from Hong Kong are finding their long term residency applications in Taiwan rejected for their ties to China, which they were fleeing from. → Read More

Shanghai's residents share their experiences with life in lockdown

Residents in Shanghai have been counting down the days until June 1 when authorities are expected to lift lockdown measures that have left citizens confined at home and in quarantine centers for almost two months. Shanghai-based photographer, Raul Ariano, documented the experiences of the city’s residents by photographing friends and acquaintances remotely through video calls. → Read More

‘No time to lose’: Top Chinese official sounds alarm over economy

Li Keqiang issued the stark warning as the economy stalled under pressure from multiplying covid restrictions and shrinking demand. → Read More

As U.N. representative visits China’s Xinjiang region, fears of a coverup

The U.N. rights representative's trip came amid the release of the "Xinjiang Police Files," detailing the internment of Uyghurs and other minorities in China. → Read More

Prestigious Chinese university scene of rare covid lockdown protest

It was the latest example of students protesting lockdowns on campuses that have left residents, in some cases, without regular access to showers. → Read More

China shuts down talk of zero covid hardship; users strike back with Shanghai video

The Voices of April video is a reminder of the online activism that still survives in China’s heavily censored information environment. → Read More

WHO chief calls for end of ‘zero covid’ in China, so Beijing censors him

The comments were a blow to China's insistence its strict measures are WHO-approved. → Read More

Mass testing hits Beijing amid fears it could face Shanghai-style lockdown

Though only a few dozen cases have been discovered, some areas in Beijing have already been locked down and there is mass testing. → Read More

Student poetry contest in China becomes unexpected outlet for dissent

Even as the poems were censored, they still circulated through social media talking about themes of lockdown alienation, poverty and even the war in Ukraine. → Read More

Shanghai fashionistas face covid lockdown with lipstick, Louis Vuitton

Shanghai's 26 million residents are under lockdown, but some are wearing their best designer outfits for their only activity of the day: mandatory coronavirus tests. → Read More

Taiwan’s Han Chinese seek a new identity among the island’s tribes

Amid increasing Chinese rhetoric about unification, some Taiwanese are looking to the island’s Indigenous communities for their own separate identity. → Read More