Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.


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Universities Tighten Oversight of Staff Ideology

A group of top Chinese universities have established departments to oversee the “ideological and political work” of their teaching staff after the top Party disciplinary watchdog criticized them for being too lax. This comes amid Xi Jinping’s ongoing ideological consistency drive, which in 2014 established institutes of higher learning as a frontline for

September 1, 2017 6:29 PM

Gao Yu Tweets Show Continued Surveillance

In late 2015, veteran journalist Gao Yu was granted a sentence reduction and medical release from her seven year prison sentence for allegedly leaking an internal party document in 2013. Gao has since remained under close state surveillance and has been refused permission to leave China for medical treatment for her multiple ailments. Last year, Gao was reportedly harassed by a

August 31, 2017 3:37 PM

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