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Los Angeles Times, May 21, 2020  | Commentary: China’s clear message to the U.S. on Hong Kong: Beijing will not back down

In a devastating blow to Hong Kong's long-promised autonomy, China has announced plans for a national security law that could squash protests and cripple freedoms in the territory. The move is also seen as clear signal that Beijing has no intention to bow to global opinion, even as it faces increasing pushback from the U.S. and other countries.

Foreign Affairs, April 8, 2020 | Don't Count on China to Lift the Global Economy: A Vast Rural Underclass Is Dragging Down Growth

DEXTER ROBERTS is a former foreign correspondent in China and the author of The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World (St. Martin's Press, 2020), from which this essay is adapted. 

The Wall Street Journal Weekend Review, March 6, 2020 | The Discontent of Migrants Looms over China: The coronavirus has exacerbated the economic divide between middle-class urbanites and the country's rural underclass

This essay is adapted from Mr. Roberts's new book, "The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory and the Future of the World," which will be published on March 10 by St. Martin's Press. 

A Trump-Kim Summit Could Unfreeze Mining Riches on the Korean Border UN sanctions have hurt minerals businesses where China meets North Korea. The talks could change that.

Bloomberg Businessweek's Dexter Roberts travels to the tense China-North Korean border for a look at how talks could spark an economic boom 

What Happened to China’s Baby Bump?

Even as China lifts the One-Child policy, people are not having more children. That's troubling for China's economy.

Where ‘Made in China’ Means Flying Cars and Automated Pharmacies Guangzhou, a major manufacturing hub, is doling out subsidies and free land as it sets out to retool its economy.

China's sweeping industrial policy and ambitious plans to become a global tech power are on display during a recent visit to the southern powerhouse city of Guangzhou, Guangdong 

Beijing Wants One Union to Rule Them All

China is determined to squelch a growing labor movement--and replace it with its own Party-sanctioned union

China’s Factory Workers Head Home: Migrants from the interior return to set up businesses

A look at how China's hundreds of millions of migrants are returning to the countryside and the challenges that may bring them

China’s Hunt for Growth in the Countryside

Alibaba, the e-commerce giant, is turning to the immense interior in search of fresh profits