On WeChat earlier this month, user @FeichaiQingnian (“Feichai Youth”) posted an essay on their initial reaction to a post by the official Weibo account of the Xi’an Metro—and their feelings after learning that...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 24, 2020
Early this month in Changzhou, Jiangsu, a fifth-grade girl committed suicide at school, stirring a debate about the ethics of pushing political ideology on schoolchildren. The girl, ten-year-old Miao Kexin, is shown on school...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 13, 2020
Real estate tycoon turned commentator Ren Zhiqiang, known as “the Cannon” for his online outspokenness, was one of the few liberal “Big V” microbloggers remaining on Weibo after a 2013 rumor crackdown...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 16, 2018
At Inkstone News, Mandy Zuo reports on the likely career-ending five-day detention of a young...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 1, 2016
China this week rolled out new rules on entertainment news as top lawmakers reviewed a draft of...
by Josh Rudolph | May 6, 2016
Looking at Xi Jinping’s steady tightening of control over the media and long-running...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 19, 2016
The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT),...
by Josh Rudolph | Dec 29, 2015
Addressing the Beijing Forum on Literature and Art in October of 2014, President Xi Jinping laid...
by Josh Rudolph | Nov 24, 2014
Xi Jinping is so far enjoying much popularity among the public, thanks at least in part to a...
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