Latest from Gerry Shih

Top Indian newspaper raided by tax authorities after months of critical coverage

The Hindi-language Dainik Bhaskar repeatedly drew attention to the government’s mishandling of the covid-19 pandemic.
  • Jul 22, 2021

Bitcoin miners exit China, beat a path to the U.S. as crypto climate shifts

Beijing appears uneasy not only about the industry’s carbon footprint, but also the intrinsically uncontrollable nature of cryptocurrency.
  • Jun 17, 2021

As protesters flee Hong Kong, Taiwan quietly extends a helping hand

Hong Kongers are settling, sometimes uneasily, into a new home that is close in culture, language and geography, yet a world apart in political freedoms and safety.
  • May 14, 2021

Debris from Chinese space rocket booster lands in Indian Ocean near Maldives, China reports

There were no immediate reports of damage from falling debris.
  • May 9, 2021

China says out-of-control space rocket booster probably won’t cause any harm

It’s almost impossible to predict where the trail of debris will hit until hours before its projected reentry Saturday.
  • May 7, 2021

Biden’s climate summit shows rivalry with U.S. complicates China’s green push

The United States and China are seeking cooperation on climate change, but it’s uncertain how much more ground Xi Jinping is willing to cede.
  • Apr 23, 2021

Effectiveness of Chinese vaccines ‘not high’ and needs improvement, top health official says

The comments from the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention have since been mostly censored.
  • Apr 11, 2021

China builds advanced weapons systems using American chip technology

The Biden administration is considering an export ban on a Chinese company involved in the development of hypersonic missiles.
  • Apr 9, 2021

China scrambles to lock down Myanmar border amid fears of covid and post-coup instability

Fighting has broken out near the frontier, driving refugees and an uptick in imported cases.
  • Apr 9, 2021

China researchers face abuse, sanctions as Beijing looks to silence critics

Attacks come as the Chinese government ramps up a campaign to defend its Xinjiang policies.
  • Apr 7, 2021