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In I.O.C.’s ‘Quiet Diplomacy,’ Critics See Whitewash of China’s Actions

The International Olympic Committee was under siege. Peng Shuai, a three-time Olympian from China, had not been heard from for…

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Peng Shuai’s Accusation Pierced the Privileged Citadel of Chinese Politics

Before Zhang Gaoli was engulfed in accusations that he had sexually assaulted a tennis champion, he seemed to embody the…

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The Show Goes On, Even After China Tried to Shut It Down

BRESCIA, Italy — With a week to go before his first solo exhibition, the Chinese-Australian artist Badiucao was in head-down…

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What’s in a Name? For the Koreans of Sakhalin, an Anguished History

SAKHALIN ISLAND, Russia — On remote Sakhalin Island, near Russia’s eastern edge, tales of longing and splintered identity are embedded…

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Shutting Down Historical Debate, China Makes It a Crime to Mock Heroes

The young woman in Beijing began her post complaining about mobs gathering online, where recluses vent misogynistic insecurities from the…

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Why Some Strawberries Turn a Ghostly Shade of White

Strawberries are not always red. Fragaria nubicola, native to the Himalayas, can produce a vivid red fruit or a ghostly…

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