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Rule of Law and Civil Society in China
May 07, 2015
Rule of Law and Civil Society in China
Insights from Chen Guangcheng, author of The Barefoot Lawyer and Chinese civil rights activist.
Rule of Law and Civil Society in China
Hillary’s Choices: ‘Reset’ or ‘Default’ on Foreign Policy
April 29, 2015
Hillary’s Choices: ‘Reset’ or ‘Default’ on Foreign Policy
Can Democrats offer a post-Obama vision for Rebalance to Asia?
Hillary’s Choices: ‘Reset’ or ‘Default’ on Foreign Policy
Chen Guangcheng Goes to Washington
July 29, 2014
Chen Guangcheng Goes to Washington
Jerome Cohen on the Chinese human rights activist’s efforts to navigate American politics.
Chen Guangcheng Goes to Washington
Do US Comments on China’s Human Rights Make a Difference?
February 27, 2014
Do US Comments on China’s Human Rights Make a Difference?
US comments on human rights in China aren't expected to change anything. Instead, they reveal the core of US-China distrust.
Do US Comments on China’s Human Rights Make a Difference?
US Calls for Liu Xiaobo's Release
December 11, 2013
US Calls for Liu Xiaobo's Release
The U.S. Secretary of State publicly called for Liu Xiaobo's release - for the fifth straight year.
US Calls for Liu Xiaobo's Release
In Northern China, Killer Hornets on the Swarm
October 03, 2013
In Northern China, Killer Hornets on the Swarm
Plus, blind activist Chen Guangcheng joins a conservative US think tank. Thursday China links.
In Northern China, Killer Hornets on the Swarm
Spoilers & Great Power Politics: US-China Edition
June 26, 2013
Spoilers & Great Power Politics: US-China Edition
Incidences like Chen Guangcheng and Snowden underscore the danger of individuals disrupting US-China ties.
Spoilers & Great Power Politics: US-China Edition
A Global Times Editorial Blasts Chen Guangcheng
June 21, 2013
A Global Times Editorial Blasts Chen Guangcheng
While taking aim at Chen, the editorial is clearly aimed at other dissidents who might want to follow in his footsteps.
A Global Times Editorial Blasts Chen Guangcheng
Rule of Law in China: Past, Present, and Future
September 07, 2012
Rule of Law in China: Past, Present, and Future
Beijing has turned against legal reforms it had launched in the 1990′s. Will this change after the 18th Party Congress?
Rule of Law in China: Past, Present, and Future
Why China Can’t Pick Good Leaders
June 28, 2012
Why China Can’t Pick Good Leaders
China’s next generation of leaders are expected to be chosen later this year. But factional strength and patronage may well trump talent.
Why China Can’t Pick Good Leaders
Will Chen Guangcheng Fade Away?
June 08, 2012
Will Chen Guangcheng Fade Away?
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng may find it hard to stay relevant now he’s in the U.S. But China should be proud of its bright and honest son.
Will Chen Guangcheng Fade Away?
Can China Live Up to Chen?
June 01, 2012
Can China Live Up to Chen?
Activist Chen Guangcheng has given a nuanced, optimistic account of China’s future. Can its leaders follow suit?
Can China Live Up to Chen?
China’s Thuggish Para-Police
May 25, 2012
China’s Thuggish Para-Police
The chengguan urban management officers are meant to enforce non-criminal administrative regulations. Numerous cases of beatings and illegal detention suggest it’s time to rein them in.
China’s Thuggish Para-Police
Sign of the Times in Beijing?
May 18, 2012
Sign of the Times in Beijing?
The expulsion of an Al Jazeera journalist from China suggests real insecurity among the country’s leaders.
Sign of the Times in Beijing?
China's Little Dutch Boy
May 16, 2012
China's Little Dutch Boy
China’s censors have been working overtime recently. But they are likely to be fighting a losing battle.
China's Little Dutch Boy
Beware of Chinese Jingoism
May 15, 2012
Beware of Chinese Jingoism
Keen to shift attention from home, China’s leaders may be tempted to stoke nationalism in the media. It’s risky.
Beware of Chinese Jingoism
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