December 13, 2022
Xi Jinping and China’s Censorship Trap
By Ge Chen
Why didn't China's leader crack down hard on the protesters calling for him to resign? He may never have heard those calls in the first place.
December 07, 2022
China’s Information Problems Are Only Getting Worse
By Eduardo Jaramillo
Xi’s insistence on personal loyalty risks a climate of sycophancy and rigid unanimity in the ranks of China’s top leaders.
July 21, 2022
How to Resist China’s Campaign of Transnational Repression
By Yana Gorokhovskaia and Angeli Datt
Democracies must take urgent action to protect exiled dissidents from the Chinese regime’s cross-border intimidation efforts.
May 18, 2022
China’s Censors Aim to Contain Dissent During Harsh COVID-19 Lockdowns
By Sarah Cook
Top doctors have been among those silenced for urging a shift away from China's draconian pandemic control strategy.
May 10, 2022
Will China Learn From Its Biggest COVID-19 Mistake?
By Zhuoran Li
Amid the Shanghai lockdown, government efforts to silence and prosecute critics have received more public attention – and sparked increasing outrage.
April 05, 2022
The Great Translation Movement Shines a Spotlight on China’s Propaganda
By Chauncey Jung
A decentralized social media campaign challenges CCP propaganda by revealing its dark narratives to a global audience.
March 19, 2022
The Unintended Consequences of China’s Stance on Ukraine
By Yimei Liu
China’s censored social media environment makes it difficult to judge public opinion. But the pro-Russia narrative that has emerged is having a real impact on ordinary people.
February 22, 2022
Voices From China: What the CCP Doesn’t Want You to Hear
By Sarah Cook
By jailing citizens for their speech, Beijing keeps both other Chinese and the world in the dark about the many differing opinions and perspectives within Chinese society.
February 17, 2022
Chinese Olympians Balance Politics and Sport
By Patrick Beyrer
Chinese athletes must navigate not only their chosen sports but also CCP redlines, online nationalism, and corporate demands.
February 09, 2022
Megan Walsh on Understanding China Through Its Literature
By Shannon Tiezzi
In a new book, Walsh explores the wildly divergent genres and styles of writing that are popular in China today.
January 13, 2022
Badiucao Explains How China Exports Its Propaganda and Censorship to the West
By Gian Luca Atzori
A dialogue with “the Chinese Banksy.”