Word of the Week: Your Country

The 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...

Hong Kong Marks Handover Date with PLA, Protests

On the 18th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China, crowds gathered for the annual vigil, though in much smaller numbers than in years past. Following last year’s...

A Problem of ‘Religion’ and Polling

A recent Gallup poll on global religious trends shows unusually high level of atheism in China, with nearly half of all respondents identifying as atheist. The New York Times’...

Netizen Voices: CCP Admits Mistakes Were Made

Today marks the 94th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. Previous Founding Days have been celebrated with filmic paeans to that first meeting in Shanghai....

China Approves Sweeping National Security Law

After draft national security legislation was criticized by analysts in May for its exceptionally wide reach and potential to limit citizens’ rights, the National People’s...

Quality Control for New Party Members

The Chinese Communist Party grew by 1.3% in 2014 to 87.8 million members, according to a communique released on Tuesday by the Organization Department of the Central Committee. This...