Remembering Hu Yaobang, 25 Years On

On April 15, 1989, 25 years ago today, former CCP General Secretary Hu Yaobang died days after suffering a heart attack at his final meeting in Zhongnanhai. At the New York Times’...

China’s Cyberporn Crackdown Not Really About Porn...

The National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications, a branch of China’s main media regulator, recently announced a new crackdown on pornographic online...

HRW: Allowing Blind Access to Gaokao a Breakthrough...

After publishing a report looking at the many educational barriers facing people with disabilities in China last year, Human Rights Watch has praised the Ministry of Education’s...

National Security Commission Meets for First Time

Following months of speculation since its announcement in last November’s wide-ranging reform blueprint, China’s new National Security Commission met for the first...

Name of the Week: Blackboard Fox

黑板狐 (Hēibǎn Hú): Blackboard Fox Hu Jintao, president of the People’s Republic of China 2002-2012. “Fox”(狐 hú) sounds the same as the surname Hu (胡 Hú). Hu Jintao...

Minitrue: Shouwang Church, Three Years On

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.  State Council Information Office: All websites...