MERICS Interview: How to Resist China’s Influence...

Last week, we published Part One of an interview with Kristin Shi-Kupfer, Director of the Research Area on Public Policy and Society at the Berlin-based Mercator Institute for China...

Nickname of the Week: Junior High Schooler

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...

“John Oliver” Censored After Roast of Xi Jinping

U.S.-based British comedian John Oliver’s name has become a sensitive word on Weibo following a particularly well–researched 20-minute segment roasting Xi Jinping’s...

Trump Clashes With Congress Over ZTE Rescue Deal

In April, the U.S. Department of Commerce levied a crippling $1.19bn fine and seven-year export ban on Chinese tech giant ZTE for violating Iranian and North Korean trade embargoes,...

Translation: The Story of Ma Hu (Part 3)

Beijing-based women’s rights activist Xiao Meili recently introduced her friend Ma Hu with the first two parts of a three three-part profile. Part one told the story of Ma...

Tibetan Found Guilty of Espionage in Sweden

A Tibetan refugee living in Sweden was last Friday found guilty of gathering information for China on fellow Tibetans in the region. The 49-year-old Tibetan man, Dorjee Gyantsan,...