Diary

Beijing Diary: Trump gives China a PR win on Tiananmen eve

The Chinese government has made strides in containing the coronavirus, which infected tens of thousands and killed more than 4,000 people in the country while spreading worldwide. At the same time, Beijing is locked in an increasingly heated diplomatic confrontation with Washington. Nikkei’s bureau chief in China, Tetsushi Takahashi, is filing dispatches on what he sees.

Wednesday, June 3

Chinese people refer to the Tiananmen Square incident as “64,” since the People’s Liberation Army crushed students’ pro-democracy movement on June 4, 1989. This year, ahead of the 31st anniversary on Thursday, the atmosphere in Beijing feels more tense than usual.

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Beijing Diary: Roots of the ‘wolf warrior’ mentality

The Chinese government has made strides in containing the coronavirus, which infected tens of thousands and killed more than 4,000 people in the country while spreading worldwide. At the same time, Beijing is locked in an increasingly heated diplomatic confrontation with Washington. Nikkei’s bureau chief in China, Tetsushi Takahashi, is filing dispatches on what he sees.

Monday, June 1

China’s “wolf warrior” diplomat is on an offensive.

Last Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump hinted that he would take strong measures against China over the new national security law for Hong Kong. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian fired back at

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Beijing Diary: On Hong Kong, Premier Li is a man of few words

The Chinese government is battling to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected tens of thousands and killed more than 4,000 people, while spreading worldwide. Nikkei’s bureau chief in China, Tetsushi Takahashi, is on the ground in the capital and is filing dispatches on what he sees.

Friday, May 29

The delayed annual session of the National People’s Congress, China’s legislature, ended on Thursday. The decision that drew the most international attention came on the last day, when the congress voted to establish a national security law for Hong Kong to ban dissident activity.

I usually cover the closing ceremony

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Beijing Diary: Red flags for Hong Kong’s future

The Chinese government is battling to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected tens of thousands and killed more than 4,000 people, while spreading worldwide. Nikkei’s bureau chief in China, Tetsushi Takahashi, is on the ground in the capital and is filing dispatches on what he sees.

Wednesday, May 27

Many Chinese residents of Beijing appear to support the proposed national security law discussed at the National People’s Congress. It is not simply because the Communist Party tells them to: There has been real frustration with the radical anti-China demonstrations in Hong Kong since last June.

The Global Times newspaper

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