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China’s Think-Tank Great Leap Forward

Yanzhong Huang
Governments, universities, and non-governmental actors have all jumped on the bandwagon of growing and creating think tanks.

Western Media ‘Welcome’ in China, Xi Tells Murdoch

Agence France-Presse
Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Rupert Murdoch that Western media organisations are “welcome” in China, despite the continued blocking of numerous foreign websites for their reporting on the country. “(We) welcome foreign media and...

The Chinese Government Is Censoring A Documentary About Mothers Who Love Their Gay Kids

Josh Horwitz
The upcoming court case of a filmmaker from Beijing, stands out.

Chinese Society 'Very Fragile,' Warns Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei

Mick Krever
Suffocated by censorship, Chinese society is "very fragile," warned dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Thursday...

The Important Anniversary China Won’t Celebrate in 2016

Kerry Brown
May 16, 1966 marked the start of the Cultural Revolution—but don’t except China to publicize the anniversary.

China Accused of Fraud as Government-Backed Film Outperforms Terminator: Genisys

Ben Child
The state allegedly offered money for bogus box-office data for "The Hundred Regiments Offensive."...

I’m with the Banned: China Blocks Bon Jovi Gigs

Jennifer Duggan
U.S. group were due to perform first China shows next week, but previous use of Dalai Lama image may have prompted officia intervention.

China Punishes Nearly 200 Over ‘Rumors’ About Stocks, Blasts and Parade

Edward Wong
The moves indicate the political sensitivities aggravated in recent weeks by several volatile issues.



Banned in China, Independent Chinese Films Come to New York

Jonathan Landreth
Three years ago this week I watched the 9th Beijing Independent Film Festival crumble under the weight of official fear—fear that the gritty low-budget, experimental dramas and documentaries screening in a remote Beijing suburb reflected a touch...



The Politburo’s Predicament

Freedom House
Drawing on an analysis of hundreds of official documents, censorship directives, and human rights reports, as well as some 30 expert interviews, the study finds that the overall degree of repression has increased under the new leadership. Of 17...

Caixin Media


Official Stonewalling on Tianjin Explosions Sparks Outcry

While victims of the Tianjin explosions are still waiting to be told why their loved ones died or, how safe it is to go outside, officials remained evasive in the sixth press conference regarding the disaster.In response to a question from a Caixin...



4 Questions Chinese Want Answered After Deadly Tianjin Blast

David Wertime
Around 11:30 p.m., Beijing time, on Wednesday, at least two fearsome blasts in quick succession rocked the large northeastern Chinese port city of Tianjin. Originating at or near a hazardous materials warehouse near the city’s downtown, the...

China TV Anchor Bi Fujian to be Punished for Mao Insult

He committed "a serious violation of political discipline" mocking the man who led the Cultural Revolution and sparked a crippling famine...

China’s Liberal Academics Fear Growing Censorship

Tom Phillips
“It is getting worse,” said Qiao, 45, whose public advocacy of western-style democracy and civil rights made him a thorn in the government’s side. “Since [Xi] came to power the government has placed tighter controls on ideological research and...



Beijing’s Winter Doldrums

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
On July 31, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing, the arid northern capital of a country with little tradition of winter sports. Beijing will be the first city in history to host both the winter games and...