Xi’s External Propaganda Machine on Overdrive...

While engaging in increasingly hip domestic self-promotion—including a slickly produced new video advertisement for Party membership—China’s government has upped...

Word of the Week: Wall Nation

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens or encountered in online political discussions. These are the words...

Drawing the News: Getting Over the Wall

The Great Firewall is a barrier not only to communication, but also to commerce and scholarship. “Our nation’s mind is caged,” an economics professor told Hannah...

China Allows Citizens to Film Police

The Ministry of Public Security now permits Chinese citizens to film police activity as long as it does not interfere with officers’ ability to perform their duties. The decision...

Police Scrutiny Stifles Condom Use by Sex Workers

A new study from Asia Catalyst shows that law enforcement policies sometimes viewing condoms as evidence of prostitution are discouraging their use among sex workers, and negatively...

Tibetan Groups Call for End to Demolition at Buddhist Site...

At The New York Times, Edward Wong reports on calls from Tibetan rights groups to end the ongoing demolition of monastic dwellings in Larung Gar, a town in a majority Tibetan...