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Chinese state media drags out Lei Feng in advance of Martyrs’ Day

The Global Times English website today highlights a story about Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 and his speech made at the end…

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The Chinese left who support Trump and the American alt-right

There is an active and vocal faction of Trump supporters in China, nicknamed “Trump Guards,” a pun on the Red…

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Re-education camps in China’s ‘no-rights zone’ for Muslims: What everyone needs to know

Update: For a more current look at the situation in Xinjiang, see our August 2019 article: China’s ‘social re-engineering’ of…

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Reflections of a Chinese reporter in foreign media

Illustration by Hannah Bae and Adam Oelsner / @eatdrinkdraw “I’m exiting journalism bearing no illusions that press freedom in this country…

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The White Wolf of Taiwan

  Editor’s note: Last week, an official at the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office told the Associated Press that investigators had searched the headquarters…

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Xinjiang in the spotlight at forthcoming UN hearing

Today, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Geneva time (4 a.m. – 7 a.m. EST, or starting 4 p.m. China…

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Reddit blocked in China

The “front page of the internet” becomes latest site to fall behind the Great Firewall.     Reddit, the world’s…

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Peak Xi Jinping? Two essays, six years apart, offer perspective on Chinese president

In 2012, Deng Yuwen 邓聿文, commentary writer and deputy editor of the Central Party School’s journal, Study Times, published a three-part essay…

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Will Google search actually return to China?

A day after news leaked that a secret, censored version of Google’s search engine for Android phones was under development…

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Leaked docs: Google building a censored search engine for China, plans launch early next year

Since last December, when Google CEO Sundar Pichai kissed the ring of Chinese leaders at China’s World Internet Conference in Wuzhen,…

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A censor for the Internet of Things?

My curiosity was piqued this morning by a headline on CoinDesk, a website that reports on Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain:…

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Who is allowed to report the news in China?

Earlier this month, Shanghai-based Q Daily was ordered to halt producing works of original journalism because it lacked the necessary…

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A police state of historic proportion: Criminal arrests up 731 percent in Xinjiang

Xinjiang, the farthest west and most heavily Muslim jurisdiction under Beijing’s rule, has become a high-tech, all-encompassing police state with few historical…

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Liu Xia is free

Eight years after being placed under de facto house arrest despite committing no crime, Liu Xia 刘霞 — the widow of…

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Reports confirm ozone-killing substance in Chinese factories

A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency, a UK-based nonprofit, has confirmed the concerns of experts that a buildup…

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