AIDS Activist Prevented from Attending U.N. Conference...

An AIDS researcher, Wang Qiuyan, was prevented from attending a women’s rights conference put on by the United Nations, when authorities forcibly registered her at a hospital....

Writer Who Published Mao Victims’ Memoirs Charged...

Writer Huang Zerong, also known by the pen name Tie Liu, has been officially charged by Chinese authorities for criticizing the Chinese government and publishing the memoirs...

The Chinese Used to Think Pandas Were Monsters

At Foreign Policy, Alexa Olesen describes the shift in Chinese views of pandas from metal-eating monsters to national treasures. China’s love affair with the panda is in fact...

China Asked to Back ICC Case Against North Korea

The U.N.’s chief investigator into North Korean human rights issues has asked China to support an International Criminal Court case against Pyongyang, rejecting the widespread...

Panda Sluggers: U.S. Democrats Bash China

At Slate, William Saletan describes a wave of China-bashing by current Democrat campaigns in the U.S.: Exploiting American anxiety about Asia is a long, unsavory tradition. As the...

Man of the Week: Cutlassfish Zhou

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