Censorship Vault: The Iran Problem

From the Censorship Vault features previously untranslated censorship instructions from the archives of the CDT series Directives from the Ministry of Truth (真理部指令). Central Propaganda Department: Issues which must be fully...

China Slams US Sanctions on Military Firms

Chinese state media reports the Chinese government has expressed strong opposition to US sanctions on a Chinese military firm, from Xinhua: The United States imposed the sanctions according to its domestic laws, an act that has...

Writers Honored for Free Expression Commitment

12 writers from China are among the 41 who received Human Rights Watch’s 2012 Hellman/Hammett grants “for their commitment to free expression and their courage in the face of persecution”. The organisation...

Oil and the Beijing-Baghdad Trade Axis

Iraq could become the world’s next “oil superpower,” writes J. Michael Cole in The Diplomat, as China has stepped in with considerable capital to create an unlikely partnership that could define a new era of...

If Attacked, Would Taiwan Fight?

The Diplomat’s J. Michael Cole challenges the assumption that a  majority of Taiwanese would choose not to fight if China attacked their country, writing that Taiwan’s unique national identity would likely trump any...

U.S. Looking into China’s Business With Iran

Following its investigations of HSBC and Standard Chartered in recent weeks, U.S. prosecutors now say they have discovered evidence that Chinese banks may have played a role in transferring money to Iran. From The New York...




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