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Unification Plan From China Finds Few Takers in Taiwan

Unification Plan From China Finds Few Takers in Taiwan

In a speech on Wednesday, President Xi Jinping of China called Taiwan’s autonomy a “wound to the Chinese nation.”
New York Today: N.Y. Today: 9 Stories That Will Matter in 2019

New York Today: N.Y. Today: 9 Stories That Will Matter in 2019

All these L train riders will need to find another way to get around this year.
China’s Gulag for Muslims

China’s Gulag for Muslims

A protester at a rally in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, in support of ethnic Uighur Muslims in China. Uighurs in China are being forced into "re-education" camps for indoctrination.
Mitt Romney, China, Ultima Thule: Your Wednesday Briefing

Mitt Romney, China, Ultima Thule: Your Wednesday Briefing

Kim Jong-un projected a more relaxed demeanor on Tuesday, dressed in a suit and tie and speaking from what appeared to be a library.

Volatility Continues as Rising Oil Prices Help Wall St. Erase Early Losses

Weak manufacturing data from China soured investors, pushing global stock markets lower. But rising shares in energy producers overcame those losses.

Nonfiction: How the Dispute Over Runaway Slaves Helped Fuel the Civil War

“The War Before the War,” by the literary critic Andrew Delbanco, is a forceful and eloquent case for the role of fugitives in fomenting a national crisis.
The Army, in Need of Recruits, Turns Focus to Liberal-Leaning Cities

The Army, in Need of Recruits, Turns Focus to Liberal-Leaning Cities

Army recruiters Sgt. Dira An, left, and Sgt. Julio Diaz, manned a table at a job fair in Seattle. Enlistment rates in liberal-leaning cities have tended to be low, especially when jobs are plentiful.
On Soccer: David Silva, Manchester City’s Key Piece, Is Now More Valuable Than Ever

On Soccer: David Silva, Manchester City’s Key Piece, Is Now More Valuable Than Ever

Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola relies on Silva to knit together all of the complex passing patterns he has drummed into his players.

The Ethicist: Was I Wrong to Facebook-Friend My Nephew’s Girlfriend?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on intergenerational disaffection on social media and with an estranged father.
The PATH Train Loses $400 Million a Year. Why Keep Spending Billions on It?

The PATH Train Loses $400 Million a Year. Why Keep Spending Billions on It?

The PATH system, which links cities in northern New Jersey to Manhattan, is struggling to avoid being overwhelmed by rising demand.

Diagnosis: He Thought He Just Had the Flu at First. Then His Heart Could Barely Pump.

The disease should have dried him out, yet his body was producing liter after liter of excess fluid. Why?
Why Bipartisan Ideas Became a Rarity in the House

Why Bipartisan Ideas Became a Rarity in the House

Nancy Pelosi talking to members of her staff last month before a news conference.
How Chadwick Boseman Embodies Black Male Dignity

How Chadwick Boseman Embodies Black Male Dignity

Why is Boseman the go-to actor to play icons like Black Panther or Jackie Robinson? The director Brian Helgeland says, “You just have that feeling that you’re around a strong person.”
The Good, the Bad and ‘Black Panther’

The Good, the Bad and ‘Black Panther’

“Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman, left, and Michael B. Jordan, cheered our chief movie critics for introducing ideas and characters far beyond what we normally see in superhero movies.

Lens: Intimate Photos of Community and Resilience in New York’s Chinatown in the 1980s

As waves of immigrants from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China arrived in Lower Manhattan, Bud Glick documented Chinatown and provided much needed detail and context for a community often reduced to clichés.

A Photographer’s Quest to Reverse China’s Historical Amnesia

The Chinese photographer Li Zhensheng has been on a decades-long mission to make his country remember the Cultural Revolution.
Xi Jinping Warns Taiwan That Unification Is the Goal and Force Is an Option

Xi Jinping Warns Taiwan That Unification Is the Goal and Force Is an Option

In his first major speech on Taiwan, the Chinese president laid out an unyielding stance, calling unification “the great trend of history.”