Beijing Positions Preferred Successor to Dalai Lama...

As political appointments set the stage for one leadership transition in China, authorities are maneuvering for another, positioning their chosen Panchen Lama to assume a more...

Foreign Journalists Face Increasing Pressure

A report released last week by PEN International looks at the treatment of foreign journalists in China, many of whom have faced harassment, interference with their reporting, and...

Minitrue: No U.S. Presidential Debate Live Streams

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Beijing Network Management Office: No news service...

Translation: Why Xi’s Anti-graft Campaign Bores Me...

Yu Peiyun recently posted the following scathing review of the ongoing anti-corruption campaign spearheaded by President Xi Jinping and piloted by Central Commission for Discipline...

Ai Weiwei: China’s Judicial System “Unfair by Nature”...

Civil rights lawyer Xia Lin was sentenced last week to 12 years in jail for fraud, the harshest sentence to date in Xi Jinping’s ongoing crackdown on legal advocacy and rights...

Leadership Maneuvers From Tianjin to Wukan

Next year’s 19th Party Congress is expected to bring a major restructuring of China’s top leadership, including the replacement of 11 of the 25 Politburo members and...