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China’s Angry Bulls
February 10, 2012
China’s Angry Bulls
As China’s rural and migrant workers become more educated and well-travelled they are growing increasingly aware of their rights. And increasingly willing to stand up for them.
China’s Angry Bulls
More Wukans to Come?
February 09, 2012
More Wukans to Come?
A new survey suggests the Wukan village uprising last year might not be the last such protest in China.
More Wukans to Come?
When Football Meets Politics
February 07, 2012
When Football Meets Politics
It would be nice if football was separate from politics. In Asia as in elsewhere, though, that’s not the case.
When Football Meets Politics
Does China Have a Soul?
February 05, 2012
Does China Have a Soul?
If China is to navigate the rough waters ahead it will need to show that it is about more than its GDP numbers.
Does China Have a Soul?
Intellectual Microblog Exodus?
January 31, 2012
Intellectual Microblog Exodus?
Leading academics have this month abandoned microblog Sina Weibo over free speech worries. Will more follow?
Intellectual Microblog Exodus?
Economy Key to Burma's Democracy
January 31, 2012
Economy Key to Burma's Democracy
Signs that Burma’s economy is opening aren’t just good news for Western firms hoping to make some money – democracy in the country could depend on it.
Economy Key to Burma's Democracy
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
January 27, 2012
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
Last year was a tough one for Chinese dissidents. With the Communist Party keen for stability as the leadership transition unfolds, 2012 could well be worse.
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
“Running Dogs” Hold Sway
January 27, 2012
“Running Dogs” Hold Sway
Peking University Prof. Kong Qingdong sparks controversy with his comments on people from Hong Kong.
“Running Dogs” Hold Sway
“Running Dogs” Hold Sway
January 27, 2012
“Running Dogs” Hold Sway
Peking University Prof. Kong Qingdong sparks controversy with his comments on people from Hong Kong.
“Running Dogs” Hold Sway
Can China Control Social Media?
January 19, 2012
Can China Control Social Media?
China’s leaders have been playing up the dangers of anonymous micro-blogging. Are they making a mistake?
Can China Control Social Media?
The January Spring
January 19, 2012
The January Spring
Political prisoners freed in Burma, pay cuts for Singapore’s politicians and Anwar’s acquittal. A good start to 2012.
The January Spring
Hu Jintao’s Legacy
January 12, 2012
Hu Jintao’s Legacy
Hu Jintao warned that China was in a cultural war with the West. But the real problems are at home.
Hu Jintao’s Legacy
Hu Jintao’s Legacy
January 12, 2012
Hu Jintao’s Legacy
Hu Jintao warned that China was in a cultural war with the West. But the real problems are at home.
Hu Jintao’s Legacy
China’s Unstoppable Billion
January 05, 2012
China’s Unstoppable Billion
The most important global trend is the emergence of a great people from millennia of despotic rule, says Gordon Chang. The Chinese people, in short, are the world’s unstoppable force.
China’s Unstoppable Billion
January 01, 2012
What Wukan Really Meant
Protests in China aren’t seen as an existential threat by leaders, but a policy issue. Still, citizens are likely to increasingly see them as the best way of ensuring things get done.
What Wukan Really Meant
China’s Parallel Online Universe
December 27, 2011
China’s Parallel Online Universe
To the casual eye, China’s social media landscape might look diverse and lively. But the social media clones are careful to follow Communist Party censorship.
China’s Parallel Online Universe
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