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...

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...

Activists Speak Out on Xi’s Rights Crackdown

Commenting on the Xi administration’s ongoing crackdown on rights activism and legal advocacy, writer and free speech activist Murong Xuecun describes how the campaign ...