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The Real Importance of China’s ‘Zero COVID’ Protests
November 29, 2022

The Real Importance of China’s ‘Zero COVID’ Protests

By Shannon Tiezzi
“In China, everyone is one step from becoming a dissident” – and zero COVID has pushed many to make that final step.

Grassroots Protests Are Frequent in Xi Jinping’s China
November 16, 2022

Grassroots Protests Are Frequent in Xi Jinping’s China

By Kevin Slaten
In the streets, on banners, in cyberspace, collectively, and individually – people in China are speaking out.
Can the Social Media and Poster Campaign Against Xi Jinping Make a Difference?
October 25, 2022

Can the Social Media and Poster Campaign Against Xi Jinping Make a Difference?

By Chauncey Jung
The new wave of dissent could start a new path for Chinese political dissidents.

Xi Jinping Has Critics in China. They Have Paid a Steep Price.
October 14, 2022

Xi Jinping Has Critics in China. They Have Paid a Steep Price.

By William Nee
Human rights defenders in China face arrest and lengthy detention for calling out Xi’s mistakes.

Badiucao Explains How China Exports Its Propaganda and Censorship to the West
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.”

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.

The Vagaries of Crime and Punishment in China
September 15, 2020

The Vagaries of Crime and Punishment in China

By Jerome A. Cohen
As the crackdown against dissidents continues, we still don’t know how Beijing decides the victims, timing, and type of detention.
The Misuse of China’s Mental Hospitals
August 13, 2020

The Misuse of China’s Mental Hospitals

By Chi Yin and Jerome A.Cohen
Feng Xiaoyan’s case shows how practices of involuntary hospitalization and adult guardianship can combine to lock away unfortunate victims – sometimes for life.

From Tiananmen to Today: The State of Chinese Activism
June 01, 2019

From Tiananmen to Today: The State of Chinese Activism

By Emile Dirks
30 years after Tiananmen, activism in China continues, though by necessity it has taken different forms.

Wife of Australian Writer Detained in China Sends Petitions to Xi
April 30, 2019

Wife of Australian Writer Detained in China Sends Petitions to Xi

By Charlotte Gao
Yang Hengjun has been detained for three-plus months without access to lawyers or family.

China Detains Australian Writer on National Security Charge
January 25, 2019

China Detains Australian Writer on National Security Charge

By Christopher Bodeen and Rod McGuirk
The detained Yang Hengjun is a novelist and a prolific online commentator, who often addressed sensitive political issues.
The People China ‘Disappeared’ in 2018
December 31, 2018

The People China ‘Disappeared’ in 2018

By Yanan Wang
From a movie star to university students, no one is immune.

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