Word of the Week: Cut Chives

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of...

How Police Databases Sort China’s Citizens

Chinese authorities’ efforts to gather data about citizens have attracted growing attention, from DNA collection and AI-enhanced video and audio surveillance with face...

Xinjiang Human Rights Crisis Draws Global Condemnation...

The Chinese government’s continued denial of the purpose of extralegal re-education camps that are reportedly holding up to one million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang...

Vatican to Sign Deal with China Amid Crackdown

The Chinese government has intensified its crackdown on religion as President Xi Jinping seeks to instil party loyalty above all else. The forced closure of Beijing’s Zion...

New iPhones, Google Plans Could Track Chinese Users...

The ability to persistently link people’s identities and activities is a core theme of China’s raft of developing surveillance and population management schemes. It has arisen...

Celebrities Fail Social Responsibility Assessments

Famous Chinese actress and singer Fan Bingbing has been given a score of zero in a ranking of celebrities’ social responsibility jointly conducted by academics at the Beijing...