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.
December 31, 2018
The People China ‘Disappeared’ in 2018
By Yanan Wang
From a movie star to university students, no one is immune.
January 24, 2018
China’s Grim Christmas Ritual: Imprisoning Dissidents
By Thomas E. Kellogg
Xie Yang was the latest activist to be sentenced during the Christmas holiday season.