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Justice Department drops China spy initiative as past target speaks out

written by Michael Kaplan, Jim Axelrod, and Robert Legare     The “China Initiative” was designed to tackle a top national security priority: identifying and prosecuting those...

Is Canadian paranoia hurting relations with China and India?

  In the recent media frenzy, Canada has been portrayed as the victim of foreign countries trampling on its sovereignty. It is not clear whether the Trudeau government is fully in control of its...

Despite US-China decoupling talk, Chinese businesses are flourishing in America

written by Chris Pereira There is a growing number of Chinese companies and Chinese-run businesses in the US, particularly smaller ones that operate under the radar Despite the immense challenges...

Canada: Why the country wants to bring in 1.5m immigrants by 2025

  About one in four Canadians came to the country as an immigrant     Canada is betting big on immigration to fill the gap in its economy left by aging Baby Boomers leaving the...

How the model minority myth holds Asian Americans back at work—and what companies should do

  written by Jennifer Liu In some ways, Quincy Surasmith says he didn’t feel like an outsider growing up. Surasmith, who is Thai-American and Chinese-American, was raised in a part of L.A. that...

We built a database to understand the China Initiative. Then the government changed its records.

Our monthslong investigation revealed a major DOJ effort troubled by shifting narratives and a lack of focus. Here’s how we got the facts. By Eileen Guo, Jess Aloe, & Karen Hao How we built...

The US crackdown on Chinese economic espionage is a mess. We have the data to show it.

The US government’s China Initiative sought to protect national security. In the most comprehensive analysis of cases to date, MIT Technology Review reveals how far it has strayed from its goals. By...

Can a Police Officer Accused of Spying for China Ever Clear His Name?

Federal prosecutors said Baimadajie Angwang was an agent for China who used his N.Y.P.D. job to report on Tibetans. Then, with scant explanation, they abandoned the case.   Officer Baimadajie...

Setting terms of foreign interference inquiry cools political temperature on process but not substance, say observers

‘How we’re going to get answers may be cooled down, but the subject matter itself is still very much a live wire,’ says former Conservative staffer Yaroslav Baran.   On Sept. 7, Public...