Males Preferred: Chinese Women in Journalism

In their annual report “Attacks on the Press,” the Committee to Protect Journalists focuses on “gender and media freedom worldwide.” In one chapter,...

Parent of the Week: Father of the Great Firewall

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...

Youth League Reforms Precede Leadership Transition

At the 19th Party Congress in 2017, five of the seven current Politburo members are expected to retire—leaving only Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang in their current positions. In the run-up...

China’s Media Startups Fight Censorship Crackdown...

China’s media industry is experiencing a period of rapid growth, with investors pouring billions of dollars into digital media deals ranging from online news and videos to...

Market Cherry-picks Price Tags for Premier’s Visit...

Premier Li Keqiang has taken a less prominent role than his predecessors, but has made more public appearances since last year. He has just wrapped up a three-day visit to Chengdu,...

Ilham Tohti Nominated for Human Rights Award

Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti was detained under accusations of separatism in January 2014, and formally charged that July. The scholar and activist, known as a moderate voice calling...