July 16, 2020
China’s Activists Mourn the Loss of Hong Kong’s Glimmer of Hope
By Diana Fu and Sida Liu
Chinese grassroots activists looked to Hong Kong for inspiration. Now Hong Kongers must learn from mainlanders how to confront a paranoid regime.
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 22, 2019
The Cold Reality of Tiananmen at 30
By Christopher K. Colley
The world may care about the anniversary on June 4, but the Chinese public has moved on.
February 09, 2019
Taiwan Grants Entry to Chinese Asylum Seekers But Questions Surround Its Refugee Policy
By Nick Aspinwall
The two Chinese asylum seekers spent 125 days in limbo, highlighting issues in Taiwan's approach to refugees.
January 29, 2018
China’s Orphaned Dissidents
By Han "Harry" Chen
Political exiles reckon with a rising China and a lost cause.
September 05, 2017
China’s Quiet Drive to Normalize Repression
By Arch Puddington
Leaders in Beijing have avoided opprobrium for appalling actions on their behalf.
July 28, 2017
China's New Media Strategy: The Case of Liu Xiaobo
By Verna Yu
Instead of hushing up issues it finds embarrassing, China is now aggressively manipulating the public discourse.
July 28, 2017
Liu Xiaobo Wasn’t China’s Only Prisoner of Conscience
By Benedict Rogers
The best way to honor his memory is to press China to end torture and free other dissidents.
March 02, 2017
Badiucao: Challenging China With Political Cartoons
By Tyler Roney
How one artist pushes back.
October 07, 2016
Kidnapped by China: Beijing's Battle Against Dissidents and Free Speech
By Cholpon Orozobekova
Since 2015, China has allegedly begun abducting dissidents from third countries.
March 10, 2016
WeChat: Frenemy of Chinese Activists?
By Qi Xie
For Chinese activists and dissidents, WeChat has become the platform of choice -- despite its serious limitations.
October 31, 2015
China’s Meritocracy Vs. Western Democracy
By David Volodzko
Is China's meritocracy actually a better alternative to Western-style democracy?