Cabinet Member Resigns Over Hong Kong Birthday Party Scandal

On Monday, Hong Kong’s Home Affairs Secretary Caspar Tsui resigned over his role in “party-gate,” a birthday party hosted by government officials and attended by over 200 people in January during the early stages of the city’s...

Commemorations of June 4 Influenced by COVID, U.S. Protests

On the 31st anniversary of the June 4, 1989 military crackdown around Tiananmen Square, much of the world was focused on other topics, notably the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-racism protests in the United States. But within...

My Grandfather the Red Guard

Shawn Lei at Tea Leaf Nation shares his grandfather’s memories of the Cultural Revolution: There were carrots as well as sticks; those who joined the campaign could get gong fen, points which translated into food coupons....

How Would Facing Its Past Change China’s Future?

In the latest ChinaFile conversation, David Wertime asks the question: How Would Facing Its Past Change China’s Future? Several prominent China commentators are in general consensus is that an official accounting of Tiananmen is...

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