Christian Pastor Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Christian pastor Zhang Shaojie has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud and “gathering a crowd to disrupt social order.” Zhang was arrested last November for...

Official Warns Party Against Aping Soviet Freedoms

Reuters’ Sui-Lee Wee notes comments from a public web chat by Yao Zengke of the Ministry of Supervision and Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in which he warned...

Word of the Week: “Great Wall”

伟大的墙 (wěidà de qiáng): great wall Literal translation of the English “Great Wall” (the Mandarin term is 长城 Chángchéng, literally “long wall”). Weida...

Tibetan Writer Woeser Under House Arrest as Kerry Visits...

Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser reports that she and her husband Wang Lixiong have once again been placed under house arrest. This time, the restrictions seem aimed at averting a meeting...

State Media In Overdrive Over Marco Polo Bridge Incident...

A month after Beijing avoided addressing its own history of 25 years ago, China Real Time’s Te-Ping Chen reports on the Chinese government’s “amped up treatment”...

Murong Xuecun Detained Over Tiananmen Square Event

After author Murong Xuecun issued a “statement of surrender” to Chinese authorities last weekend—an expression of solidarity with those who were...