Latest from Anna Fifield

As repression mounts, China under Xi Jinping feels increasingly like North Korea

Across the country, people are afraid — and those who speak out face severe consequences.
  • Sep 28, 2020

China is building vast new detention centers for Muslims in Xinjiang

Some 60 prisonlike facilities have been built, even as Beijing claims Uighurs have “graduated” from reeducation camps.
  • Sep 23, 2020

China worries that Trump, facing a tough election, may provoke a new fight

Fears are growing that the president could recognize Taiwan or order a military strike against islands in the South China Sea.
  • Sep 18, 2020

Fire burns, cauldron bubbles — but public chopsticks trouble China’s hot pot purists

Spurred on by the coronavirus outbreak, campaigners are trying to clamp down on a traditional form of dining.
  • Aug 28, 2020

Orwell’s nightmare? Facial recognition for animals promises a farmyard revolution.

China’s acts of bovine intervention could help improve agricultural safety and allow the industry to become more self-sufficient.
  • Aug 24, 2020

China puts sanctions on U.S. lawmakers, NGO chiefs, in tit-for-tat retaliation

The penalties come in response to last week’s Treasury Department penalties against Hong Kong officials for repressing political freedoms.
  • Aug 10, 2020

China sentences second Canadian in as many days to death, in apparent escalation

Beijing and Ottawa have been locked in a diplomatic dispute since the arrest of a Huawei executive.
  • Aug 7, 2020

Trump views China’s Communist Party as a threat. Young Chinese see it as a ticket to a better future.

Potential members are using twin crises of coronavirus and floods to prove their allegiance to the party.
  • Aug 4, 2020

China tells U.S. to shut consulate in Chengdu, in retaliation for Houston closure

The dispute over diplomatic facilities represents a new front in the broadening strategic contest between the world’s two largest economies.
  • Jul 24, 2020

Beijing’s summer is more oppressive than usual, but most prefer the heat over the virus

Life is almost back to normal in the Chinese capital, as long as you’re wearing a mask and have a green health code.
  • Jul 23, 2020