EU ‘Deeply Troubled’ by China’s Rights Record...

The European Union delegation to China issued a statement on Friday ahead of International Human Rights Day expressing deep concerns regarding the outlook for human rights in...

State Council Expands State Security Agents’ Powers...

China’s State Council this week released new definitions of conduct punishable under the 2014 counterespionage act, which will empower state security agents to bar foreigners...

Coal Ban Relaxed, Residents Freeze Amid Gas Shortage...

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection this week directed municipal authorities in 28 cities to relax a ban on coal-fire heating intended to help reduce exceptionally...

Jiang Tianyong and the Hunt for Hostile Foreign Forces...

Two weeks ago, rights activist and former lawyer Jiang Tianyong was sentenced to two years in prison for inciting subversion. This followed a trial which supporters dismissed as...

Word of the Week: Great Chinese LAN

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...

Minitrue: Don’t Hype Beijing Staff Passport Safekeeping...

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect...