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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, visits the community of Guyuanxiang in the Tianshan District in Urumqi in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Wednesday, July 13, 2022. 

US companies reexamine supply chains under new law against Uyghur forced labor

Human rights

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act has been in effect one month. Human rights lawyer Rayhan Asat said that it’s the first time that a US law imposes demanding standards on importers to disprove the use of forced labor in their goods coming into the US.

Chinese President Xi Jingping speaks during the opening session of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Monday, June 6, 2016. 

Archetypes of autocracy: Part I

Critical State
Tennis star Peng Shuai playing in the dark, with only her face and the ball brightly lit

What the Peng Shuai saga tells us about Beijing’s grip on power and desire to crush a #MeToo moment

Portraits of China's former top leaders from left Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and including the current President Xi Jinping are seen at a military camp in Beijing, China

Chinese Communist Party cements Xi Jinping’s rule

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Several tall smoke stacks are shown with red and white stripes and large clouds of smoke pouring from them.

China’s power cuts may foreshadow shortages of global goods

US President Joe Biden is shown wearing a dark suit and walking toward a podium with the President of the United States seal on it.

Biden and Xi phone call amid US-China tensions

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Top of The World: In their first phone call in seven months, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed a range of hot-button issues. And, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree changing internet regulations that would block social networks from deleting some posts. Also, a new government has been announced in Lebanon, following a deadlock that’s lasted more than a year.

A large auditorium is shown filled with people in color-coordinated clothing with Chinese President Xi Jinping projected on a large screen in the distance.

China chases ‘rejuvenation’ with control of tycoons, society

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for the party to return to its “original mission” as China’s economic, social and cultural leader and carry out the ” rejuvenation of the great Chinese nation.” To support its plans, Xi’s government has launched anti-monopoly and data security crackdowns to tighten its control over internet giants that looked too big and potentially independent.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a screen as performers dance at a gala show ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing

China’s Xi Jinping Thought curricula teaches students how to ‘unmask enemies’ of the state, author says


Author François Godement discusses the new addition to China’s school curriculum with The World’s host Marco Werman, saying it’s a mix of different ideologies.

Several people are shown through the window's of a crowded bus with many wearing blue medical masks.

Delta variant challenges China’s costly lockdown strategy


Chinese President Xi Jinping’s government is fighting the most serious outbreak in the country since last year’s peak in Wuhan. The ruling Communist Party is reviving tactics that shut down China.

Olympic athletes are shown on the white floor of a large oval stadium shown at night with colorful lighting and mostly empty seats.

Pandemic-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympic Games kick off to mostly empty stadium

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Top of The World: Opening ceremonies for the long-awaited Summer Olympic Games kicked off in Tokyo. And, Haiti lays President Jovenel Moïse to rest, who was assassinated in his home on July 7, in a state funeral on Friday. Also, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an unannounced visit to Tibet, in his first trip as president.