China Reacts To Morsi’s Fall

The widespread democracy protests in Egypt that accompanied the ousting of Mohammed Morsi from presidential office will both harden Beijing’s grip on power  as well as draw its focus on economic interests in the Middle...

Ai Weiwei Joins Google+; Users Protest True Name Policy

Ai Weiwei has recently joined Google+, having fallen silent on Twitter since his release last month. From Penn Olson: In his first post on G+ this afternoon, at 1:44pm local time, Ai Wei-wei said simply, “Greetings....

World Says China Will Overtake America

A new Pew Global Attitudes survey suggests that the perception of China overtaking the US continues to spread. But, as the Pew Research Center’s president notes at the Wall Street Journal, few see this as cause for...

China Rejects Comparison with N. Africa Uprisings

At a press conference to close the annual NPC meetings, Premier Wen Jiabao rejected any comparisons between the situation in China and those in Tunisia and Egypt that led to popular revolutions there. From AP: Social stability...

Francis Fukuyama: Is China Next?

In the Wall Street Journal, Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History, asks whether China will be the next scene of a revolution overthrowing an authoritarian regime: It is certainly true that the dry tinder of social...

Why China Won’t Revolt

Global Post looks at the current situation of China’s youth and why it is unlikely they will lead an anti-government rebellion like those in Egypt and Tunisia: Andrea den Boer, co-author of the 2005 book “Bare Branches,”...

Microblogging in China and Egypt: Two Views

On China Media Project, Ying Chan writes about the recent revolution in Egypt and its implications for China and the prospects for political reform there. She discusses the ways China has changed since 1989, and discusses the...

Middle East Revolutions: The View from China

Perry Link writes on the New York Review of Books blog about the impact of recent revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia on activism in China, and how they give the lie to the official Chinese view that demands for human rights and...



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