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China set to step up control over NGOs

This in-depth, must-read looks at a spike in intolerance for activism in China, which, under President Xi Jinping, has culminated in a massive setback for the country’s human rights activists, faced with the most severe crackdown since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989. 2,087 more words

Three Gorges Probe

China's Independent NGOs Face Hard Times

A translation of a VOA report in Chinese, published: March 11, 2015

Professor Xia Min of CUNY: “Xi’s fear is exactly that the maturing of civil society will organically provide, with the organizing capacity and solidarity within Chinese society, a platform for the building of political parties.” 1,535 more words

Rule Of Law

New year's resolutions wanted

Two articles pasted below remind us how far China has to go before it can be deemed a ‘developed’ country.

First, from the 29 December… 2,452 more words


Head Off a Tiananmen Massacre in Hong Kong


“Two of the world’s powerful autocracies, both rooted in the idea and practice of communist dictatorship, are bent on encroaching upon freedom and democracy on two different fronts: Ukraine and Hong Kong.” 494 more words

The contentious politics of China’s New Citizens Movement

This article was originally published by openDemocracy.net on June 6, 2014. Available here.

Corruption has been among the grievances that have inspired civil resistance and toppled empires, even in some of the most authoritarian regimes. 2,155 more words


Xu Zhiyong trial: Arrests in China won't stop change, fellow activist says

China: Xu Zhiyong has spent a decade changing China’s legal system for the better.   Ahead of his trial for causing public disorder, his closest colleague and   fellow law professor Teng Biao speaks out from exile in Hong Kong… 1,006 more words

Chinese Social Media Gripped by Street Vendor's Execution

“Early this morning, the Court sent its people to summon me to see Xia Junfeng for the last time,” Zhang Jing, a young woman in the northeastern Chinese city of… 689 more words

Crime & Corruption