Ian Johnson on the ‘Sparks’ Illuminating China’s Hidden History
By Shannon Tiezzi
“In terms of China, the dominant storyline is the surveillance state has won; China is a lost cause. My book shows that this isn’t the case.”
What Did Studying in China Teach Kyrgyz Students About Civic Engagement at Home?
By Adina Masalbekova
Although the students see China's tight control of political discussions as a source of extraordinary discipline, they vehemently oppose it.
How the Chinese State Mobilized Civil Society to Fight COVID-19
By Diana Fu
The COVID-19 crisis pushed to the frontlines a civil society that is mobilized and led by the Chinese Communist Party, whether directly or indirectly.
To Fight the Next Pandemic, the World Needs Chinese Activists
By Sara L.M. Davis, Shen Tingting, and Lu Jun
The CCP’s sweeping crackdowns on civil society have left the whole world vulnerable.
Don’t Be Fooled by China Red Cross
By Eduardo Baptista
Since the founding of the PRC, China Red Cross has existed to serve the Chinese Communist Party.
A Rare Rights Victory in China
By Shen Tingting
NGOs helped convince China to end the arbitrary detention of sex workers. A crackdown on civil society will make future reforms harder.
How China Sidelines NGOs
By Hannah Feldshuh
NGOs were essential in helping expand protections for domestic violence victims, but now their contributions are being limited.
The China Path vs The Western Model
By Kristin Shi-Kupfer
How Chinese society challenges the CCP’s effort to create a unifying ideology
One Man, One Road: A Funny Tale of Civic Protest in China
By Charlotte Gao
China’s millennials are participating in civic engagement in their own way.
The Pros and Cons of China's NGO Laws
By Reza Hasmath
China’s new laws regarding NGOs will create a less free civil society, but a more accountable and predictable one.
Xi Jinping's Great Society
New regulations suggest a growing role for China’s civil society.