The West Kowtows to China Through Self-Censorship

Human rights lawyer Teng Biao was commisioned to write a book reflecting on his 11 years as a rights activist in China for the American Bar Association in 2014. Last year, the ABA informed...

Authorities Attempt to Manage Rising Labor Unrest

In recent years, China’s slowing economy has led to a steady growth in labor unrest, with China Labor Bulletin having recorded more than twice as many strikes and protests last...

Journal Remains Defiant in Face of Likely Closure

Two weeks ago, the government-sponsored supervising organization of the long-running liberal journal Yanhuang Chunqiu swept in to replace key senior staff in alleged violation...

Xi’s External Propaganda Machine on Overdrive...

While engaging in increasingly hip domestic self-promotion—including a slickly produced new video advertisement for Party membership—China’s government has upped...

Word of the Week: Wall Nation

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens or encountered in online political discussions. These are the words...

Drawing the News: Getting Over the Wall

The Great Firewall is a barrier not only to communication, but also to commerce and scholarship. “Our nation’s mind is caged,” an economics professor told Hannah...