Author: Cindy

Cindy is currently an undergraduate studying political science and Asian studies at UC Berkeley. She is primarily interested in Chinese political reform, social justice, particularly issues of poverty and inequality, as well as philosophy.
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Writer Who Published Mao Victims’ Memoirs Charged

Writer Huang Zerong, also known by the pen name Tie Liu, has been officially charged by Chinese authorities for criticizing the Chinese government and publishing the memoirs of some who suffered under Mao Zedong. The 81-year-old, who has been detained since September, may face up to seven years in prison. Chris Buckley at The New York Times reports: Ms. Ren [Tie's wife] said

October 23, 2014 10:45 PM

The Chinese Used to Think Pandas Were Monsters

At Foreign Policy, Alexa Olesen describes the shift in Chinese views of pandas from metal-eating monsters to national treasures. China’s love affair with the panda is in fact a fairly recent phenomenon, and while strong, is not symptomatic of a deep culture of animal protectionism. China has a dismal record when it comes to animal rights and conservation, and pandas are among

October 23, 2014 10:32 PM

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