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Sharper Eyes: Surveilling the Surveillers (Part 1)

“The people have sharp eyes.” (“群众的眼睛是雪亮的.”) This Communist Party slogan was heavily used during the Cultural Revolution, an era in which citizens were incentivized to spy on and even falsely accuse family and neighbors of being disloyal to authority. More than 50 years after that tumultuous era...

China’s #MeToo Movement Sees Legal Victories

Despite resistance from authorities, China’s #MeToo movement is making progress with small but meaningful victories in court for individuals fighting sexual harassment and assault. The Guardian’s Lily Kuo reports on the...

Ilham Tohti Awarded Sakharov Prize

Uyghur economist Ilham Tohti, who is currently serving a life sentence on separatism charges, has been awarded the prestigious Sakharov Prize by the European Parliament. In granting him the honor, the European Parliament wrote:...

#MeToo Activist Huang Xueqin Detained

Journalist and #MeToo activist Sophia Huang Xueqin was arrested by Chinese police last week on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” after publishing an online essay about the ongoing protests in Hong...

The Teens and Young Adults Behind HK’s Protest Movement

Youths in their teens and early twenties make up a significant proportion of the protesters in Hong Kong. Living regular lives on weekdays and donning protest gear to attend rallies on weekends has become the new routine for the...

Two Americans Detained in China

Two Americans, Jacob Harlan and Alyssa Petersen, were detained in Jiangsu Province in late October, and the company they work for, China Horizons, has closed down. Harlan is the owner and Petersen is the director of the company....

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