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Yang Hengjun

Yang Hengjun

Yang Hengjun is a Chinese independent scholar, novelist, and blogger.

Yang Hengjun is a Chinese independent scholar, novelist, and blogger. He once worked in the Chinese Foreign Ministry and as a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. Yang received his Ph.D. from the University of Technology, Sydney in Australia. His Chinese language blog is featured on major Chinese current affairs and international relations portals and his pieces receive millions of hits. Yang’s blog can be accessed at

Posts by Yang Hengjun
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June 11, 2015

China Needs Critical Voices

By Yang Hengjun
Why China shouldn't seek to homogenize online and media discourse.
June 03, 2015

Big Vs, New Media, and China's 'United Front'

By Yang Hengjun
Forming a "united front" shouldn't mean eradicating China's new media voices.

May 28, 2015

The Time a Corrupt Chinese Official’s Mistress Told Me to Run

By Yang Hengjun
A conversation from 2007 contrasts sharply to today's anti-corruption campaign in China.

May 19, 2015

What Did China's Top Graft-Buster Have to Say to Francis Fukuyama?

By Yang Hengjun
Wang Qishan's conversation with foreign experts reveals a lot about the governing strategies of China's current leaders.

May 12, 2015

Is China's 'Sunshine Law' Within Reach?

By Yang Hengjun
How close is China to the holy grail of anti-corruption: asset declaration for officials?
April 22, 2015

China and the Question of 'Double Standards'

By Yang Hengjun
The root cause of applying "double standards" to China lies with China itself.

April 14, 2015

What Happens When a CCTV Star Curses Mao Zedong?

By Yang Hengjun
Is CCTV anchor Bi Fujian really in danger?
April 11, 2015

Who Opposes China's Reforms?

By Yang Hengjun
Certain groups are alienated by Beijing's reforms -- even groups that should logically be supportive of the effort.

April 03, 2015

The Internet vs. China’s Many Emperors

By Yang Hengjun
The Internet is the one check on China's local officials. No wonder they're determined to squash it.

March 24, 2015

What It’s Like to Attend a CCP Press Conference

By Yang Hengjun
What it's really like to attend the Chinese premier's annual press conference at the National People's Congress.

March 18, 2015

The Secret Pitfall in China's Anti-Corruption Campaign

By Yang Hengjun
The good new: China's official are acting less and less corrupt. The bad news: They're doing less and less.
March 11, 2015

Fixing China's Intelligence System

By Yang Hengjun
China needs to officially admit the existence of its intelligence agencies so it can begin to supervise them.

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