Tsinghua University

Politics and Promotions Weigh On Chinese Academics

Life in Chinese academia is hard. Scholars are subject to twin pressures: politics and performance. Two recent cases—a professor’s lawsuit against Tsinghua University over wrongful dismissal connected to politically sensitive...

Wen Jiabao Essay Censored as Xi Meets Adoring Tsinghua Crowd

An essay by former Premier Wen Jiabao memorializing his late mother was censored this past week, but it was the essay’s content rather than its erasure that raised eyebrows. Wen wrote poignantly about his family’s suffering...

Report Ranks Cities by Fiscal Transparency

A new research report from Tsinghua University’s School of Public Policy ranks China’s local governments by their financial transparency, or rather the lack thereof, according to Tea Leaf Nation’s Yueran Zhang:...

Snowden Leaves Hong Kong (Updated)

Hong Kong authorities confirmed on Sunday that NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left the city. According to a frequently updated report at South China Morning Post, the 29-year-old boarded a commercial flight bound for Moscow on...

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