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Taiwan Watches China’s ‘White Paper’ Protests
December 06, 2022

Taiwan Watches China’s ‘White Paper’ Protests

By Brian Hioe
Taiwanese groups organized a series of vigils supporting the protests that broke out in China in late November.

Shanghai Protests, But Not Too Far
November 30, 2022

Shanghai Protests, But Not Too Far

By Bonnie Girard
China’s middle class has rarely taken part in political activism over the past 30 years. They are now voicing their discontent – to a point.
China and Iran at the Tipping Point
November 29, 2022

China and Iran at the Tipping Point

By Maryam Nayeb Yazdi and Jianli Yang
The people of Iran and China are at a make-or-break point in their history, and the West’s values-based diplomacy is the key to their fate.

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.

China Virus Protests Hit Hong Kong After Mainland Rallies
November 29, 2022

China Virus Protests Hit Hong Kong After Mainland Rallies

By Kanis Leung and Zen Soo
In the biggest protests in over a year, around 100 Hong Kongers showed their support for protesters in mainland cities.

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.
The 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown Was Not Inevitable
April 10, 2020

The 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown Was Not Inevitable

By David Skidmore
In retrospect, the end of China's 1989 protest movement seems preordained. It was anything but.

Environmental Protest Breaks out in China’s Wuhan City
July 04, 2019

Environmental Protest Breaks out in China’s Wuhan City

By Kendra Brock
Wuhan residents protested the construction of a waste-to-energy plant, repeating a pattern seen elsewhere in China in recent years.

The Remarkable Survival of Free Thought and Activism in China
May 23, 2019

The Remarkable Survival of Free Thought and Activism in China

By Sarah Cook
The regime’s repressive efforts are increasing, but they are also failing in important ways.

May 4, 1919: The Making of Modern China
May 01, 2019

May 4, 1919: The Making of Modern China

By Sebastian Veg
100 years later, modern China’s foundational moment has taken on many meanings.
A Slowing Chinese Economy Means More Instability
October 18, 2018

A Slowing Chinese Economy Means More Instability

By Tyler Headley
With economic headwinds, protests become more common. Even China is no exception.

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