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Has Xi Jinping changed China?

Written by Angela Stanzel.

Almost as soon as Xi Jinping assumed office as president in March 2013, a few months after becoming leader of the Communist Party, it became apparent that he planned major changes for China. 1,076 more words


Beijing said Facebook and Google are welcome back to China as long as they "respect China's laws"

Will Facebook and Google come back to China? The Chinese government says they can, as long as they “respect China’s laws.”

Yesterday at a press conference held in preparation for the… 476 more words

Is the Chinese Bullet Train Running Out Of Tracks?

There have been many examples of recent Chinese jitteriness regarding political dissent, and any display of it has prompted a swift response. Examples of these have taken place on the internet where new regulations have been put into effect. 2,425 more words

Hukou Reform and China’s Migrant Workers.

Written by Cara Wallis.

One distinguishing characteristic of life for Chinese citizens has been China’s long-antiquated hukou, or household registration system, which for decades classified people as urban (non-agricultural) or rural (agricultural) and outsider/insider according to where they were born, not where they reside. 1,120 more words


China Grants Police The Right To Spy On Social Media Apps.

Police in China has received empowerment from the ruling Chinese Communist Party, to legally spy on over 720 million internet users in the country.

The authorities now have an express right to access a person’s social media contacts in order to prove links to crime. 684 more words

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We Will Never Forget Our Friends in China -- Like Ilham Tohti

Uyghur Critic, 2 Years Into Life Sentence, Should Be Freed

By Sophie Richardson

China Director SophieHRW

It’s been two years since Ilham Tohti, a well-regarded ethnic Uyghur economist and peaceful critic of the Chinese government, was sentenced to life in prison by the Xinjiang People’s High Court for alleged “separatism” after a grossly unfair trial. 418 more words

Four Years On: Where is Xi Jinping’s Anti-corruption Drive Headed?

Written by Andrew Wedeman.

As the anti-corruption campaign launched by CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping approaches its fourth anniversary, the question ought to be asked: where is it going? 1,313 more words