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The Real Danger of China’s National Intelligence Law
February 23, 2019
The Real Danger of China’s National Intelligence Law
There’s a bloody history behind the idea that the average Chinese citizen should defend national security from unspecified threats.
The Real Danger of China’s National Intelligence Law
The Specter of the Cultural Revolution
May 27, 2016
The Specter of the Cultural Revolution
Without political reform, the ghosts of a tragic episode will continue to haunt China.
The Specter of the Cultural Revolution
How China Remembers the Cultural Revolution
May 16, 2016
How China Remembers the Cultural Revolution
50 years later, China still has yet to come to terms with Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
How China Remembers the Cultural Revolution
How Far Is China From Another Cultural Revolution?
May 07, 2016
How Far Is China From Another Cultural Revolution?
Corruption and popular discontent led to one of China's most tumultuous periods. Could it happen again?
How Far Is China From Another Cultural Revolution?
China’s Cultural Revolution at 50
April 28, 2016
China’s Cultural Revolution at 50
Conventional thinking on one of Communist China’s seminal events is often too simplistic.
China’s Cultural Revolution at 50
China's Strange Relationship With the Mango
April 27, 2016
China's Strange Relationship With the Mango
The mango's journey from a Maoist icon to a craved consumer good.
China's Strange Relationship With the Mango
Re-Collecting China
April 21, 2016
Re-Collecting China
A documentary film by Bill Callahan
Re-Collecting China
The Cultural Revolution: An Anniversary Steeped in Embarrassment
April 16, 2016
The Cultural Revolution: An Anniversary Steeped in Embarrassment
The 50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution will pass in silence if China's leaders have their way.
The Cultural Revolution: An Anniversary Steeped in Embarrassment
Mao Zedong: Savior or Demon?
December 28, 2015
Mao Zedong: Savior or Demon?
Over 120 years after his birth, China still debates what Mao's true legacy is.
Mao Zedong: Savior or Demon?
What to Read on Xi Jinping's US Visit
September 26, 2015
What to Read on Xi Jinping's US Visit
Helping you make sense of the barrage of media coverage on Xi and China: this week's China links.
What to Read on Xi Jinping's US Visit
The Important Anniversary China Won't Celebrate in 2016
September 08, 2015
The Important Anniversary China Won't Celebrate in 2016
May 16, 1966 marked the start of the Cultural Revolution -- but don't expect China to publicize the anniversary.
The Important Anniversary China Won't Celebrate in 2016
How the Cultural Revolution Haunts China's Leaders
December 30, 2014
How the Cultural Revolution Haunts China's Leaders
Growing up during the Cultural Revolution had a lasting impact on Xi Jinping and his generation of elites.
How the Cultural Revolution Haunts China's Leaders
China's Princelings and the CCP
July 07, 2014
China's Princelings and the CCP
The Diplomat speaks with Kerry Brown about his new book, "The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China".
China's Princelings and the CCP
Xi Jinping's Time as a Countryside Laborer
June 14, 2014
Xi Jinping's Time as a Countryside Laborer
Plus, a judicial controversy, and Chinese Christians past and present. Friday China links.
Xi Jinping's Time as a Countryside Laborer
Famous Chinese Princeling Apologizes for Cultural Revolution
January 16, 2014
Famous Chinese Princeling Apologizes for Cultural Revolution
Chinese authorities tried to downplay Song Binbin's apology for her time as a Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution.
Famous Chinese Princeling Apologizes for Cultural Revolution
Are Chinese Reforms Really a Myth?
October 04, 2013
Are Chinese Reforms Really a Myth?
Those who would criticize the pace of China’s reform efforts should consider the context.
Are Chinese Reforms Really a Myth?
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