April 20, 2023
4 Protesters Against China’s COVID Policy Released on Bail
By Huizhong Wu
The four women had been arrested on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” for their participation in the December 2022 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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