Human Rights and Cross-Strait Relations

At The Diplomat, Jerome Cohen and Yu-Jie Chen describe the often sidelined human rights challenges in cross-strait relations, focusing on protection of the rights of Taiwanese...

Australian MP Back-Pedals Insults to Chinese

Australian mining magnate and parliamentarian Clive Palmer made shocking comments this week that have been condemned by both Australian and Chinese officials. Palmer called the...

5 Members of “Evil Cult” on Trial for Murder...

In May, five members of the fringe millenarian Christian group Church of Almighty God, also known as Eastern Lightning (东方闪电), were arrested after fatally attacking a woman...

Sensitive Words: Alibaba’s Shareholders, More...

As of August 21, 2014, the following search terms were blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). More Blocks on Alibaba Shareholders: Last month,...

China’s Anti-Corruption Crusader and His Battle Plan...

At The Wall Street Journal, Lingling Wei and Bob Davis provide a lengthy overview of China’s ongoing anti-corruption crackdown, its human and economic costs, and its chief...

China Probes Foreign Ties of Rights Lawyer, NGOs

Reuters’ Sui-Lee Wee reports that interrogation of arrested rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has concluded, though no decision to prosecute him has yet been announced. Pu’s...