“Picking Quarrels” Charge Casts Wider Net Online...

The New York Times’ Edward Wong highlights growing use of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” charges under Xi Jinping: An oil-field worker in this Gobi...

Gao Yu: Confession the Price of Medical Release

South China Morning Post’s Verna Yu reports deepening fears for the health of imprisoned journalist Gao Yu, following reports last month that she was being denied proper treatment...

Rights Advocates Oppose Beijing Winter Olympics Bid...

On Friday July 31, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet in Kuala Lumpur to elect the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Since Oslo withdrew its bid late last year,...

Christians Protest ‘Evil’ Cross-Removal Campaign...

At The Guardian, Tom Phillips reports that Christian leaders in Wenzhou, a historically Christian region in coastal Zhejiang province, last week launched a street protest against...

Ground Truths vs. Abstract Narratives on China

At the Union of Concerned Scientists, Gregory Kulacki urges skepticism towards “definitive statements” on issues such as the fate of the Communist Party and the political...

Revisiting China Under Mao

In an interview with The New York Times’ Ian Johnson, sociologist Andrew G. Walder, discussed his new book, “China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed,” and the...