Freedom House released its annual “Freedom on the Net” report on Thursday with the...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 26, 2013
Seven years covering China for The New Yorker, along with the acclaimed books River Town, Oracle...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 26, 2011
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....
by Samuel Wade | May 10, 2011
Jeffrey Goldberg’s Atlantic cover story, ‘Danger: Falling Tyrants’, examines the difficulties of promoting American values in a tumultuous Middle East, and includes some unusually “Reaganesque”...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 13, 2011
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...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 22, 2011
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...
by alicebirney | Feb 22, 2011
The Chinese government faces a turbulent time of domestic unrest and challenges from “hostile Western forces” that it will fight with more sophisticated controls, a Communist Party law-and-order official said. Read...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 19, 2011
Messages spread through Chinese cyberspace calling for laid-off workers and other disgruntled citizens to publicly protest on Sunday in 13 cities to join in the “Jasmine Revolution” that is fueling protests...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 18, 2011
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...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 14, 2011
In the Atlantic, Howard French, former Shanghai bureau chief for the New York Times, writes that the recent revolution in Egypt has “shaken up the conventional wisdom” about China and about the “unfolding...
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