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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.

The Cold Reality of Tiananmen at 30
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.
Taiwan Grants Entry to Chinese Asylum Seekers But Questions Surround Its Refugee Policy
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.

China’s Orphaned Dissidents
January 29, 2018

China’s Orphaned Dissidents

By Han "Harry" Chen
Political exiles reckon with a rising China and a lost cause.

China’s Quiet Drive to Normalize Repression
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.

China's New Media Strategy: The Case of Liu Xiaobo
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.

Liu Xiaobo Wasn’t China’s Only Prisoner of Conscience
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.
Badiucao: Challenging China With Political Cartoons
March 02, 2017

Badiucao: Challenging China With Political Cartoons

By Tyler Roney
How one artist pushes back.

Kidnapped by China: Beijing's Battle Against Dissidents and Free Speech
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.

WeChat: Frenemy of Chinese Activists?
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.

China’s Meritocracy Vs. Western Democracy
October 31, 2015

China’s Meritocracy Vs. Western Democracy

By David Volodzko
Is China's meritocracy actually a better alternative to Western-style democracy?
Graffiti in China, Part Two: The Writing on the Wall
May 27, 2015

Graffiti in China, Part Two: The Writing on the Wall

By David Volodzko
China strictly controls any graffiti that signals dissent even while promoting innocuous graffiti.

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