Jeremy Brown: How the Party Handles Accidents

Late on Tuesday, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan’s Jiuzhaigou County, killing at least 19 people and forcing the evacuation of some 60,000. A leaked directive ordered...

China Bans Sensitive, Long, and ‘Weird’ Company Names...

New guidelines from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce forbids the registration of business names that are too long, “too weird,” politically sensitive,...

Word of the Week: Summit

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 Lonely Struggle of Lee Ching-yu

At The New York Review of Books, Richard Bernstein focuses on Lee Ching-yu, whose husband, Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che, disappeared while entering China in March. Chinese authorities...

Alibaba, Others Ordered to Halt VPN Sales

On Thursday, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) ordered five websites—Alibaba’s Taobao, its music-streaming subsidiary Xiami, entertainment platform Peiyinxu,...

China Lashes Out at U.S. After Religious Freedom Report...

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday delivered public remarks from Washington to mark the release of the State Department’s 2016 International Religious Freedom...