23 People Investigated for Tianjin Blasts

Twenty-three people have been detained or brought in for questioning over the massive explosion at a chemical warehouse in the Tianjin port two weeks ago that killed at least 145 people....

Feng Zhenghu: Online Support and Solidarity

After he was denied re-entry to China eight times, Feng Zhenghu lived in Tokyo’s Narita Airport for 92 days in 2009-2010. Now Feng is telling the story of his airport odyssey...

Military Drill of the Week: Blanket Folding

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...

River Crabbed: Tianjin Blast Victims Seek Brave Lawyers...

Following the series of explosions that devastated the port area of Binhai outside of Tianjin earlier this month, Weibo user DuanMojinLüshi (@段万金律师) reposted a screenshot...

WWII Anniversary Amnesty and Xi’s Personal Power...

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II next week, Chinese legislators are reportedly considering an amnesty for prisoners who fought in wars against the Japanese,...

Great Firewall Reinforced for WWII Anniversary Parade...

Following the shutdown of two censorship circumvention tools in the past week under apparent pressure from Chinese authorities, controls have been further tightened ahead of next...