Amid Exit, Hu Jintao Faces Mixed Legacy

With outgoing president Hu Jintao kicking off the 18th Party Congress by addressing a number of the challenges facing China and the Communist Party, and with Xi Jinping preparing to take over as China’s top leader, The...

Signs of a New Tiananmen in China

For the Diplomat, Minxin Pei argues that the CCP Standing Committee should be very concerned about an “intellectual reawakening” which is increasingly resonating with the Chinese public and may be creating the...

After Conquest, Subtle Emblems of Protest

In the New York Times, Holland Cotter reviews an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,“The Art of Dissent in 17th-Century China: Masterpieces of Ming Loyalist Art from the Chih Lo Lou Collection,” and points out...

Despite Restrictions, Microblogs Catch on in China

The New York Times describes the growing popularity of microblogging in China, and the possibility that such platforms may prove ultimately more useful to the government than to its opponents. What is striking is that microblog...



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