Former Military Chief Sentenced for Corruption

A military court has sentenced Fang Fenghui, former chief of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission–China’s central military command–to...

Filmmakers Cut Ai Weiwei Over Political Fears

Just following news that a film by Zhang Yimou about the Cultural Revolution was excluded from the Berlin Film Festival, possibly at the behest of Chinese censors, another movie,...

Mao Secretary Turned Critic Li Rui Dies at 101

Li Rui, a former personal secretary to Mao Zedong turned fierce critic of the authoritarian leader and his successors, died on Saturday in Beijing at age 101 from cancer-related organ...

China-NZ Ties Face Troubles Following Huawei Ban

At The New York Times, Charlotte Graham-McLay reports on concerns in New Zealand that relations are fraying with its close ally and top trading partner China, who New Zealand relies...

University Protests Raise CCP Influence Concerns

This week Uyghur activist Rukiye Turdush gave a presentation at Ontario’s McMaster University about the current conditions in Xinjiang, where more than one million Uyghurs...

Cultural Revolution-era Film Pulled From Berlinale

Celebrated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s newest film, “One Second,” has been pulled from the 69th Berlinale film festival days before it was set to premiere...