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Can China Fix Its Propaganda Problem?
August 10, 2018
Can China Fix Its Propaganda Problem?
As long as China’s “iron fist” policy and fierce censorship continue, propaganda cannot help China's image.
Can China Fix Its Propaganda Problem?
The Long Reach of Hu Yaobang
April 25, 2018
The Long Reach of Hu Yaobang
China's famous political reformer ironically helped pave the way for Xi's current crackdown on dissent.
The Long Reach of Hu Yaobang
China’s Ever-Expanding Surveillance State
April 25, 2018
China’s Ever-Expanding Surveillance State
Recent developments shed light on the phenomenon’s immediate and long-term implications.
China’s Ever-Expanding Surveillance State
Carl Minzner on China's Post-Reform Era
April 04, 2018
Carl Minzner on China's Post-Reform Era
Discussing one-man rule, the re-Partyization of the bureaucracy, and the end of China's reform era.
Carl Minzner on China's Post-Reform Era
Why Everyone Should Support China’s Banned Feminist Voice Group
February 28, 2017
Why Everyone Should Support China’s Banned Feminist Voice Group
Even for non-feminists, the arbitrary banning of a social media group should be concerning.
Why Everyone Should Support China’s Banned Feminist Voice Group
Is Free Speech in China Really Getting Better?
September 23, 2016
Is Free Speech in China Really Getting Better?
Despite what one prominent blogger says, the answer is a definite no.
Is Free Speech in China Really Getting Better?
The Death of a Liberal Chinese Magazine
July 19, 2016
The Death of a Liberal Chinese Magazine
A hostile takeover by a state institution forces the closure of the reform-minded Yanhuang Chunqiu.
The Death of a Liberal Chinese Magazine
China Cracks Down on 'Harmful' Speech
June 29, 2016
China Cracks Down on 'Harmful' Speech
Another blow for free speech in China.
China Cracks Down on 'Harmful' Speech
How Can China’s Intellectuals Be Managed?
May 20, 2016
How Can China’s Intellectuals Be Managed?
How China's United Front Work Department tries to channel input from non-party intellectuals.
How Can China’s Intellectuals Be Managed?
China’s Ongoing 'Political Correctness' Campaign
February 10, 2016
China’s Ongoing 'Political Correctness' Campaign
Xi Jinping is running a sustained campaign with some significant implications.
China’s Ongoing 'Political Correctness' Campaign
Resisting Beijing’s Global Media Influence
December 10, 2015
Resisting Beijing’s Global Media Influence
There is an ongoing Chinese government campaign to promote its views and suppress criticism around the world.
Resisting Beijing’s Global Media Influence
The Internet vs. China’s Many Emperors
April 03, 2015
The Internet vs. China’s Many Emperors
The Internet is the one check on China's local officials. No wonder they're determined to squash it.
The Internet vs. China’s Many Emperors
Why China's Defense of Internet Censorship Falls Flat
February 06, 2015
Why China's Defense of Internet Censorship Falls Flat
China claims that new internet regulations don't restrict freedom of speech, despite all evidence to the contrary.
Why China's Defense of Internet Censorship Falls Flat
Wen Yunchao: 'Absolutely No Improvements' in Dissident Arrests Under Xi
April 03, 2014
Wen Yunchao: 'Absolutely No Improvements' in Dissident Arrests Under Xi
The Diplomat interviews Chinese free speech advocate Wen Yunchao about Internet censorship in China.
Wen Yunchao: 'Absolutely No Improvements' in Dissident Arrests Under Xi
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