Alec Ash

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These are the longform articles I am reading right now (updated automatically via Instapaper):

China: Back to Authoritarianism

China’s troll king: how a tabloid editor became the voice of Chinese nationalism | China | The Guardian

A Godfather of Chinese Nationalism Has Second Thoughts - The New York Times

Inside the Secret Prisoner Swap That Splintered the U.S. and China - WSJ

Alone at the Edge of the World - The Atavist Magazine

Little Town on the Prairie

Speaking of Memory | Agnes Heller

How a Tycoon Linked to Chinese Intelligence Became a Darling of Trump Republicans

Are You the Same Person You Used to Be?

Hong Kong from the Inside

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A BBC Book of the Week

"A talented young observer of today’s China" – Peter Hessler

"Lyrical ... a telling portrait" – Washington Post

"Alive with the full complications of truth" – Evan Osnos

"Compelling and beautifully written" – Prospect