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Wang Lihong and Protest
August 12, 2011

Wang Lihong and Protest

Wang Lihong’s trial is a reminder of the determination of China’s leadership to crack down. And of growing opposition.

Ai Weiwei Released on Bail
June 22, 2011

Ai Weiwei Released on Bail

Controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is released on bail in Beijing after more than two months in detention.

Who is Li Chengpeng?
June 09, 2011

Who is Li Chengpeng?

Controversial author Li Chengpeng wants to stand as an independent candidate in Chengdu. Can he?

June 03, 2011

How China Disappoints EU

Disappointed over human rights and the rule of law in China, don’t expect European leaders to lift the arms embargo.

Vietnam Treads China’s Path
May 19, 2011

Vietnam Treads China’s Path

While international attention has been focused on China’s crackdown on activists, Vietnam has also been tightening up on dissent.

What Next for Ai Weiwei?
May 18, 2011

What Next for Ai Weiwei?

Detained artist Ai Weiwei has been allowed to see his wife. But the authorities are staying quiet.

Why China’s Crackdown is Selective
April 28, 2011

Why China’s Crackdown is Selective

The Chinese government may be cracking down hard on dissent. But some protesters are treated more gently than others, argues Minxin Pei.

Time’s 100 Most Influential
April 22, 2011

Time’s 100 Most Influential

Time magazine has released its list of the world’s 100 most influential people. There’s an interesting mix from China.

Time’s 100 Most Influential
April 22, 2011

Time’s 100 Most Influential

Time magazine has released its list of the world’s 100 most influential people. There’s an interesting mix from China.

April 13, 2011

Ai Weiwei Offered Political Role?

According to a Hong Kong newspaper, detained artist Ai Weiwei was offered a role in a top political advisory body.

Why China Is Cracking Down
April 07, 2011

Why China Is Cracking Down

The detention of Ai Weiwei is part of a broader strategy, says Kelley Currie. With international criticism muted, expect more of the same.

Ai Weiwei and 'Economic Crimes'
April 07, 2011

Ai Weiwei and 'Economic Crimes'

Xinhua reports that activist Ai Weiwei is being investigated by police over ‘economic crimes.’

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