$MCHI: Locals say Korla, Xinjiang’s 2nd-largest city, has halved in population since the crackdown on Uighur Muslims | Dec 2019

I went to Korla, Xinjiang's 2nd-largest city, which locals say has halved in population since the crackdown on Uighur Muslims. It illustrates how Beijing faces a dilemma between its 2 objectives in the region, growth and "security" measures @ft https://t.co/SJtmjIzmlU 1/ — Yuan Yang (@YuanfenYang) December 22, 2019

$MCHI: Live CNN feed of Democratic presidential debate goes to black in Beijing when candidates were asked about China’s human rights record & the mass detention of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang

CNN live feed of Democratic presidential debate goes to black in Beijing. Candidates were asked about China’s human rights record & the mass detention of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. #PresidentialDebate pic.twitter.com/DSQ9QRu5zA — Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) December 20, 2019

$MHCI: More than two-thirds of countries now trade more with China than the USA vs. ~20% in 2001 | Dec 2019

In 2001, the year China joined WTO, 80% of the world traded more with the US. Now 2/3 of world trades more with China. Almost half the world now trades more than twice as much with China than with US. https://t.co/d8jv33EMdy — Roland Rajah (@RolandMRajah) December 18, 2019 While I'm sure many will interpret this […]

$MCHI: The Chinese Communist Party’s control over the Chinese is being mediated through the build out of a comprehensive surveillance network by the Chinese police in the name of fighting crime and safety | Dec 2019

China’s police are hard at work building the largest domestic surveillance network the world has seen. The key is not so much tech as a lack of checks on police power. Hugely invasive networks of scanners and cameras now blanket most Chinese cities. https://t.co/sw190Gfukb — Paul Mozur 孟建国 (@paulmozur) December 18, 2019

$MCHI: Hohhot Economic & Technology Zone Development Group in China announced it could not repay a private placement note | Dec 2019

Wouldn’t want to be the finance bureau head or mayor of Hohhot this weekend. Or a commercial bank head there either. On last Friday evening, Hohhot Economic & Technology Zone Development Group announced it could not repay a private placement note, ‘16呼经开PPN001’. /1… — 优述/You Shu (@You_Shu_China) December 8, 2019

$MCHI: China’s population could be ageing faster than forecasted if it follows the fertility rate of its developed Asian peers | Dec 2019

(1/x) This is very *big*. And certain to get overlooked amid daily coverage of US-China relations/trade war/impeachment stuff. But let me try to drill down on why this is absolutely crucial. (with h/t to @stuartbasten, whose book is a must-read on this subject.) https://t.co/OiZFlgZf1R — Carl Minzner (@CarlMinzner) December 1, 2019