Reading Howl in China

In Aeon Magazine, writer and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo ruminates on her generation’s political apathy, and in particular her brother who was an enthusiastic participant of the...

Chinese Journalists Barred From Canadian Leader’s Trip...

Bree Feng at The New York Times reports that Chinese state media reporters have been barred from news conferences for an Arctic tour by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. A...

German Broadcaster Fires Chinese Blogger

At The New York Times, Ian Johnson reports that German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has terminated its contract with Chinese freelancer Su Yutong over alleged employee...

Fujian Death Row Inmate in Hiding After Acquittal

The New York Times’ Chris Buckley reports on the acquittal and release of Nian Bin, who was sentenced to death in 2007 for killing two children. Mr. Nian maintained that he had...

Chinese Internet Giant Baidu Starts to Dream

MIT Technology Review’s Robert D. Hof profiles Baidu’s new chief scientist Andrew Ng and the company’s work on artificial intelligence and deep learning. […]...

Human Rights and Cross-Strait Relations

At The Diplomat, Jerome Cohen and Yu-Jie Chen describe the often sidelined human rights challenges in cross-strait relations, focusing on protection of the rights of Taiwanese...