Amid an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, nationalistic sentiment has been proliferating on Weibo and other Chinese social media, carefully encouraged by state media. On May 18, the state-run People’s Daily shared the following news brief on Weibo about a recent call between...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 6, 2019
As a new front in Xi Jinping’s propaganda war — an ongoing campaign to “tell China’s story to the world” — diplomats working globally have been urged to take a more aggressive tone in...
by Josh Rudolph | Dec 4, 2019
Following the U.S. Senate’s September passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Act, which some commentators saw as a potential watershed moment in the global stand against the ongoing crackdown on Uyghurs in Xinjiang, the U.S....
by Sophie Beach | Dec 2, 2019
Last week, President Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which had earlier been passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The act would impose penalties on the Chinese government for...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 15, 2019
Protests in Hong Kong continue in their fourth month, with more than 200 arrested over the weekend as violence continued to flare. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 24, 2019
Ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, The Straits Times’ Danson Cheong reports on the massive October 1 Beijing military parade that will mark the occasion by displaying a new generation of China-made...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 23, 2019
The Guardian’s Lily Kuo reports on recently emerged drone footage of hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners being led from a train by police. The footage, which was posted on YouTube last week, is believed to have...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 20, 2019
Days after the Solomon Islands switched diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing, the island nation of Kiribati has severed ties with Taiwan–a move that China’s foreign ministry “highly commends.”...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 16, 2019
As China accuses the U.S. of spreading “lies” about mass detention in Xinjiang after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged to take the mass incarceration of Uyghurs in the region to the United Nations, Human Rights...
by Josh Rudolph | May 22, 2019
Concerns over the implications of China’s increasing economic, cultural, and political...
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