Yan Lianke: Finding Light in China’s Darkness

Writer Yan Lianke was just awarded the Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic. At the awards ceremony in Prague, he delivered a speech which has been translated and excerpted in...

Tiananmen Activist Chen Ziming Dies at 62

Chen Ziming, one of the most influential activists in the 1989 Tiananmen Protests, died in Beijing of pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, aged 62. From The Wall Street Journal’s...

Zhou Xiaoping, Director of History

Since nationalistic blogger Zhou Xiaoping’s “positive energy” won accolades from Xi Jinping at the Beijing Forum on Literature in Art last week,...

Rights Group Details Abuse in ‘Black Jails’

A new report by Chinese Human Rights Defenders gives an in-depth look at so-called black jails, or detention facilities that are operated extralegally by local officials. Black...

China Brushes Off iCloud Attack Accusations

On Monday, censorship monitor GreatFire.org reported apparent efforts to intercept Chinese Apple users’ data, attributing the attacks to Chinese authorities and warning...

Minitrue: Fang Zhouzi Digs into Zhou Xiaoping

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect...