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The CCP Hand Behind China’s Xinjiang Cotton Backlash
April 29, 2021

The CCP Hand Behind China’s Xinjiang Cotton Backlash

By Angeli Datt
The boycott movement marks a blurred line between genuine anger and manufactured outrage.

A Beijing-Born Director Made Oscar History. Why Isn’t China Celebrating?
April 27, 2021

A Beijing-Born Director Made Oscar History. Why Isn’t China Celebrating?

By Jessie Lau
The case of Chloe Zhao represents the increasing pressures on ethnic Chinese creators abroad.
A Global Campaign of Repression, Made in China
February 05, 2021

A Global Campaign of Repression, Made in China

By Nate Schenkkan and Sarah Cook
The Chinese government is the world’s leading perpetrator of attacks on dissidents abroad.

Taiwanese Horror Game ‘Devotion’ Gets Pulled Again Over Chinese Objections
December 19, 2020

Taiwanese Horror Game ‘Devotion’ Gets Pulled Again Over Chinese Objections

By Nick Aspinwall
Online game store GOG canceled a plan to re-release the game, which drew controversy last year over an Easter egg comparing Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh.

5 Predictions for Beijing’s Assault on Internet Freedom in 2021
December 10, 2020

5 Predictions for Beijing’s Assault on Internet Freedom in 2021

By Sarah Cook
The events of the past year point to several censorship patterns that will likely gain prominence in the months to come.

Critic of Chinese Leader Sentenced to 18 Years in Graft Case
September 23, 2020

Critic of Chinese Leader Sentenced to 18 Years in Graft Case

By Associated Press
Real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang had been outspoken on issues from censorship to COVID-19. Now he’s in prison on corruption charges.

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Debacle
September 10, 2020

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Debacle

By Eleanor Albert
The film has come to exemplify the trade-offs made by Hollywood to seek big gains in China -- and the reputational costs involved.
The Logic of a US WeChat Ban
August 10, 2020

The Logic of a US WeChat Ban

By Chauncey Jung
WeChat is very unlikely to disobey orders from the Chinese government -- and that leaves other countries with limited options to regulate the app.

China’s Activists Mourn the Loss of Hong Kong’s Glimmer of Hope
July 16, 2020

China’s Activists Mourn the Loss of Hong Kong’s Glimmer of Hope

By Diana Fu and Sida Liu
Chinese grassroots activists looked to Hong Kong for inspiration. Now Hong Kongers must learn from mainlanders how to confront a paranoid regime.

Zoom Caught in China Censorship Crossfire 
June 11, 2020

Zoom Caught in China Censorship Crossfire 

By Associated Press
“It is not in Zoom's power to change the laws of government opposed to free speech,” the company said.

The Latest Target of China’s Nationalistic Backlash: Chinese Returnees
April 03, 2020

The Latest Target of China’s Nationalistic Backlash: Chinese Returnees

By Chauncey Jung
Chinese nationalists are mobilizing hate against fellow citizens returning from abroad. The government seems content to sit back and watch.
China Exonerates Doctor Reprimanded for Warning About Virus
March 21, 2020

China Exonerates Doctor Reprimanded for Warning About Virus

By Associated Press
Li Wenliang was posthumously exonerated, and the police who reprimanded him have been punished.

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