China to End Millennia-old Monopoly on Salt

This week, China announced a decision to begin liberalizing a millennia-old state monopoly on the sale of table salt. At Quartz, Gwynn Guildford reports on the history and current...

Death Sentences Examined in Retrials—One Posthumous...

Xinhua reports the retrial in Inner Mongolia of a man executed nearly twenty years ago: The presiding judge with Inner Mongolia Higher People’s Court, Bobatu, issued a retrial...

Urumqi Court Rejects Ilham Tohti Appeal

On Friday, an Urumqi court upheld the separatism conviction for Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti. Ilham Tohti was sentenced to life imprisonment in September. AP reports: The Xinjiang...

Minitrue: Harmonious Horoscopes for First Couple

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...

Minitrue: Murder at Beidaihe Sanitorium

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...

Why “Taiwan’s Mid-terms” are Worth Watching...

At the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute Blog, Michael Thim offers three reasons to follow Taiwan’s “mid-term” elections on November...