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Beijing Diary

Lee Teng-hui's death brings back bad memory for China's military

Nikkei's China bureau chief offers snapshots of politics amid the pandemic

At left, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a ceremony held by the Central Military Commission in Beijing on July 29. At right, Taiwan's former President Lee Teng-hui votes in the first direct presidential election there in 1996. (Source photos by Xinhua/Kyodo and Kyodo)

The Chinese government has made strides in containing the coronavirus, which infected tens of thousands and killed more than 4,000 people in the country while spreading worldwide. At the same time, Beijing is locked in an increasingly heated diplomatic confrontation with Washington. Nikkei's bureau chief in China, Tetsushi Takahashi, is filing dispatches on what he sees.

Friday, July 31

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