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Dislocation and Unrest in China’s West

Following the release last week of a Human Rights Watch report on relocation and resettlement in Tibet, High Peaks Pure Earth translates Tibetan writer Woeser’s description of a return visit to one uprooted community: I...

Has Beijing’s Xinjiang Approach Changed?

Days of unrest in several areas of Xinjiang prompted Chinese officials to order a 24-hour military patrol in some parts of the region over the weekend, with authorities confirming that police even fired shots at a large crowd of...

Xi’s Corruption Cleanup: Game On

Elizabeth Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations writes that new leader Xi Jinping “has one over-riding political mandate: clean up corruption or clear out.” From urging a no-nonsense approach to government, to...

New Party Leadership Unveiled

Xi Jinping has been chosen, as expected, as general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xinhua reported on Thursday. The agency also revealed the membership of the new, seven-member Politburo Standing Committee who will...

18th Party Congress Timing Still A Mystery

With the CCP’s 18th Party Congress and the unveiling of China’s next generation of leaders just weeks away, The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore reports that the delegates who are expected to attend have yet to...

Uncertainty Surrounds Newspaper Staff Shuffles

Senior staff at two major newspapers have been transferred or suspended this week, prompting widespread but unconfirmed speculation about political motivations. From Louise Ho at the South China Morning Post: Lu Yan, publisher...

China’s Game of Thrones

Since the beginning of this year, high-level corruption in the Chinese system has been the global glare of publicity – an uncommon occurrence due to the secretive lives of China’s top brass. In his latest piece for...

Remember Wang Yang?

Before the wheels fell off of Bo Xilai’s Red Culture Express, his “Chongqing Model” of governance was often mentioned alongside Guangdong party chief Wang Yang’s comparatively liberal approach, with the...

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