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DD Wu is a junior editor at The Diplomat. She graduated with a Master’s in Asian Studies from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Her research interests center around East Asian topics. She is working now and has worked in the past as a bilingual (Chinese/English) news editor, reporter, and writer for multiple traditional, online and new media both in China and the U.S. 

North Korea Is Willing to Talk and China Is Somewhat Relieved
June 24, 2017
North Korea Is Willing to Talk and China Is Somewhat Relieved
North Korea's ambassador to India expressed willingness to talk with the United States about freezing its nuclear and missile tests
North Korea Is Willing to Talk and China Is Somewhat Relieved
Farewell VPNs & Independent Multimedia Content: China Vows to Clear Network Space
June 23, 2017
Farewell VPNs & Independent Multimedia Content: China Vows to Clear Network Space
More and more providers of independent audio and video news contents as well as VPN services are shut down.
Farewell VPNs & Independent Multimedia Content: China Vows to Clear Network Space
Be Respectful To China’s National Anthem! Or You Might Face Detention
June 23, 2017
Be Respectful To China’s National Anthem! Or You Might Face Detention
China is drafting a new law on the national anthem to enhance patriotism.
Be Respectful To China’s National Anthem! Or You Might Face Detention
Michael Wood on China: There Is No Such Thing as 'Destined' in History
June 16, 2017
Michael Wood on China: There Is No Such Thing as 'Destined' in History
The historian and host of The Story Of China discusses the Chinese civilization and his view on China’s future.
Michael Wood on China: There Is No Such Thing as 'Destined' in History
China Tightens Censorship: Farewell, Celebrity Gossip?
June 09, 2017
China Tightens Censorship: Farewell, Celebrity Gossip?
China shuts down dozens of popular paparazzi social media accounts overnight.
China Tightens Censorship: Farewell, Celebrity Gossip?
Xi-Putin Meet on SCO Summit Sidelines to Strengthen China-Russia Ties
June 09, 2017
Xi-Putin Meet on SCO Summit Sidelines to Strengthen China-Russia Ties
Good relations between China and Russia is vital to world peace and stability, said the Chinese president.
Xi-Putin Meet on SCO Summit Sidelines to Strengthen China-Russia Ties
Tiananmen Square Anniversary: A War of Memory and Oblivion
June 05, 2017
Tiananmen Square Anniversary: A War of Memory and Oblivion
While some people tried to commemorate June 4, the Chinese authorities updated censorship techniques.
Tiananmen Square Anniversary: A War of Memory and Oblivion
What Did China Say After US Announced Exit From Paris Agreement?
June 03, 2017
What Did China Say After US Announced Exit From Paris Agreement?
China will “unswervingly uphold the global climate management,” said the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
What Did China Say After US Announced Exit From Paris Agreement?
More Than 7,000 Foreign NGOs in China: Only 91 Registered So Far
June 02, 2017
More Than 7,000 Foreign NGOs in China: Only 91 Registered So Far
China’s foreign NGO law has been in force for half a year, yet less than 100 NGOs have registered.
More Than 7,000 Foreign NGOs in China: Only 91 Registered So Far
List: Foreign NGOs Registered in Each Chinese Province
June 02, 2017
List: Foreign NGOs Registered in Each Chinese Province
List: Foreign NGOs Registered in Each Chinese Province
China’s News Websites Face Harsh Discipline
May 27, 2017
China’s News Websites Face Harsh Discipline
China forbids all non-government websites from publishing independent news content.
China’s News Websites Face Harsh Discipline
China Gains Russia’s Support on North Korea Issue
May 27, 2017
China Gains Russia’s Support on North Korea Issue
Both China and Russia emphasize searching for a solely political solution.
China Gains Russia’s Support on North Korea Issue
Women’s Morality Education Comes Back to Life in China
May 26, 2017
Women’s Morality Education Comes Back to Life in China
A Chinese lecturer promoting women’s virginity triggered uproar among netizens.
Women’s Morality Education Comes Back to Life in China
A Closer Look at Gay Rights in China
May 26, 2017
A Closer Look at Gay Rights in China
After Taiwan’s same-sex marriage ruling, gay rights once again became a hot topic in mainland China
A Closer Look at Gay Rights in China
Why Does a Top Scientist’s Move to US Strike a Nerve in China?
May 19, 2017
Why Does a Top Scientist’s Move to US Strike a Nerve in China?
A leading biologist of Tsinghua University took up professorship at Princeton and it triggered a national debate.
Why Does a Top Scientist’s Move to US Strike a Nerve in China?
Chinese Youth: If You Don’t Get Married Soon, The Party Will Help
May 18, 2017
Chinese Youth: If You Don’t Get Married Soon, The Party Will Help
China’s Communist Youth League announced it would help solve the big problem of unmarried “youth in old age.”  
Chinese Youth: If You Don’t Get Married Soon, The Party Will Help
China: What If Atheism Is a Religion?
May 13, 2017
China: What If Atheism Is a Religion?
China’s Communist Youth League posted a video to advocate atheism.
China: What If Atheism Is a Religion?
WHO Déjà Vu: Taiwan Not Invited to World Health Assembly
May 13, 2017
WHO Déjà Vu: Taiwan Not Invited to World Health Assembly
WHA says cross-strait understanding between China and Taiwan is the basis for invitation
WHO Déjà Vu: Taiwan Not Invited to World Health Assembly
Chinese State Media: Belt and Road Forum All About Xi Jinping
May 12, 2017
Chinese State Media: Belt and Road Forum All About Xi Jinping
The Chinese state media’s focus is more on Chinese president rather than on the Forum itself
Chinese State Media: Belt and Road Forum All About Xi Jinping
Why Did China Just Hear One More Mao-Era Phrase?
May 12, 2017
Why Did China Just Hear One More Mao-Era Phrase?
China’s education minister said Chinese educators should cultivate reliable red and expert successors.
Why Did China Just Hear One More Mao-Era Phrase?
Want to Be Chief Editor in China? Better Have A Chinese Passport.
May 06, 2017
Want to Be Chief Editor in China? Better Have A Chinese Passport.
China issues new rules on managing online information, further regulating its already highly-censored internet.
Want to Be Chief Editor in China? Better Have A Chinese Passport.
China’s First Homemade Passenger Jet Makes Maiden Flight
May 06, 2017
China’s First Homemade Passenger Jet Makes Maiden Flight
With C919, China aims to create a domestic aviation giant on par with Boeing and Airbus
China’s First Homemade Passenger Jet Makes Maiden Flight
Going to Beijing? Be Ready to 'Eat Sand.'
May 05, 2017
Going to Beijing? Be Ready to 'Eat Sand.'
Beijing’s air pollution level reached "beyond index" as a large sandstorm swept over.
Going to Beijing? Be Ready to 'Eat Sand.'
What Kind of Think Tanks Does China Want to Establish?
May 05, 2017
What Kind of Think Tanks Does China Want to Establish?
China aims to establish think tanks with Chinese characteristics and enhance national soft power.
What Kind of Think Tanks Does China Want to Establish?
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