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Jake Maxwell Watts


A Chinese City Is Asking Its Companies To Pay Public Sector Salaries Because It Can’t Afford Them

The city of Ordos, in northern China’s Inner Mongolia, had accumulated almost six and a half times its annual revenue in debt.


US Ambassador to China Visits Tibet Amid Wave of Self-Immolations

This is the first visit by an American ambassador to the region since 2010.


The US Got Edward Snowden’s Middle Name Wrong on Extradition Documents

Although Snowden is a household name, U.S. authorities didn't get it exactly right.


Next Move China—Will Hong Kong (or Beijing) Refuse to Extradite the NSA Leaker?

Edward Snowden’s reasons for choosing Hong Kong may have included its determination to stand up for freedom of expression.