Online Reactions to Cuba’s Constitutional Reforms

On July 15, socialist country Cuba announced revisions to its Soviet-era constitution. Its chief reforms include officially recognizing private property and creating a prime...

Amid Economic Uncertainty, Beijing Silences Critics...

Under President Xi, censorship has expanded in scope and is increasingly impacting areas such as academia and topics such as economics. This month, a British academic from the...

Chinese Pressure On Liu Xiaobo Death Anniversary

This week brought both the first anniversary of the death of Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, and the sudden release from house arrest of his widow, Liu Xia. If the latter was in part...

Human Rights, Political Control Hit PRC Soft Power

According to a yearly survey published by the consultancy Portland and the University of Southern California, China now ranks 27th in the world for soft power, falling two places...

Liberal Think-tank Unirule Evicted From Beijing Offices...

On Tuesday, one of China’s last remaining liberal think-tanks, Unirule, was evicted from its Beijing offices. The leasing company even went as far as to weld the office doors...

Convenience vs Privacy: China’s BAT Dilemma

Although its internet penetration rate is just 55%, China has three times as many smartphone users, and eleven times as many mobile payment users as the United States. It is almost...