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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Bishop Detained Amid Dialogue on Vatican Deal

Earlier this week, a news site run by the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, reported that “underground” bishop Guo Xijin, recognized by the Vatican but not by Beijing, had been detained by police after recently being asked to cede his seat to a government-recognized cleric. The AFP reports that Guo was released after a day in detention, providing

March 30, 2018

Translation: Remembering a Narrow Escape

Last month on her QQ Kuaibao account, writer Li Juan shared her memory of a tense experience attempting to send a lengthy manuscript to her publisher from Xinjiang amid the nearly year-long internet blackout and security crackdown that followed the 2009 Ürümqi riots. In her account, she recalls taking a significant risk to complete a very benign professional task that could

March 29, 2018

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