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China’s officials step up online attacks

Chinese Communist Party officials are spreading misinformation online to evade blame for the regime's coronavirus response and human rights abuses.
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Why is the Chinese Communist Party afraid of ghosts?

The Chinese Communist Party bans movies about ghosts and time travel as part of a censorship regime that stifles criticism.
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Accuracy matters when it comes to jobs reports

Learn how the U.S. calculates its jobless numbers, and why policymakers and job seekers alike depend on timely, transparent economic data.
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China’s construction companies sow chaos worldwide

A state-owned construction firm is spearheading the PRC's aggression in the South China Sea and driving its economic abuses around the world.
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Confucius Institutes advance Chinese propaganda on campuses

The U.S. is requiring the Chinese Communist Party to provide information on their Confucius Institutes' activities in U.S. classrooms.
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China’s Houston consulate a center of malign activity

The United States closed the Chinese consulate in Houston because it was part of an aggressive campaign of spying and intellectual property theft.
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U.S. scientists invite careful scrutiny

In a world where scientists are eager to publish their discoveries and phony research is on the rise, learn how one journal weeds out bad science.
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Instead of food for Venezuelans, cars for the wealthy

U.S. Homeland Security officials seize vehicles bound for Venezuela as part of an attempt by the corrupt Maduro regime to evade sanctions.
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Who’s been censoring your movie?

The Chinese government censors everything the government disagrees with. It even coerces foreign movie studios to edit and change their films.