Author: Samuel Wade

Samuel Wade is CDT's deputy editor, based in Vancouver.
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Oh No Xi Didn’t: Conflicting Views of China’s Leader

In an extract from his book The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China at Inside Story, Kerry Brown argues against the portrayal of Xi Jinping as an all-powerful strongman. Brown singles out Yu Jie’s Xi Jinping: China’s Godfather, whose Hong Kong-based publisher was detained in Shenzhen last October. The important thing to understand about Xi is that he is at the heart

July 20, 2014

Murong Xuecun: Inside a Beijing Interrogation Room

Having described his eight-and-a-half hour detention last week to The New York Times’ Edward Wong and Mia Li, author Murong Xuecun gives a more detailed account of his time in custody in an op-ed at the newspaper. He surrendered to police in protest at detentions that followed a meeting about the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. Because one of his essays was read

July 18, 2014

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