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US lawmakers introduce bill hitting China for Uighur repression

World View: China Arrests a Second Canadian Without Justification

Contents: China recklessly arrests a second Canadian without justification; US blames China for Marriot data breach in plan to create massive database of American citizens; Google CEO Sundar Pichai evades questions about helping China’s military

A bowl of Blue Buffalo Blue brand Life Protection Formula dry dog food is arranged for a photograph in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on August 8. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

China Attacks U.S. Pet Food Company for Not Importing Chinese Ingredients

China’s official Communist Party newspaper, the People’s Daily, published a tirade this weekend against family-owned American pet food company The Honest Kitchen for advertising that it locally sources ingredients and does not use and Chinese products in its recipes.

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Western Companies Bow to Chinese Bullying, Censor Mentions of Taiwan, Tibet on Websites

Marriott International was one of several companies caught up in China’s crackdown on foreign corporations that allegedly insult its territorial integrity by treating controversial or semi-autonomous regions like Tibet, Hong Kong, Macao, and especially Taiwan as separate “countries” on their websites. Days after the story broke, Marriott is still offering fulsome apologies and implementing a draconian “eight-point rectification plan” to get right with Beijing.

Hotel del Coronado (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

Hotel del Coronado Sold to Chinese in $6.5B Package

After just becoming the largest owner of real estate in the world, the Blackstone Group has agreed to sell its 16 luxury properties, including the iconic Hotel de Coronado to Chinese-based Anbang Insurance Group.