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07.17.2014

How to Read China’s New Press Restrictions

David Schlesinger, Orville Schell, Rogier Creemers, Wen Yunchao

On June 30, China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television posted a statement on its website warning Chinese journalists n

Books

05.22.2014

Age of Ambition

Evan Osnos

From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy—or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation.

Viewpoint

04.20.2014

The Specter of June Fourth

Perry Link

If yesterday was typical, about 1,400 children in Africa died of malaria. It is a preventable, treatable disease, and the young victims lost their lives through no faults of their own.

Media

04.17.2014

Ai Weiwei’s Reach Draws New Yorkers’ Attention to Free Speech

Kim Wall

“Ai Weiwei retweeted me!” exclaimed a young blonde woman, laughing and waving her iPhone in the air with excitement.

Features

03.21.2014

Punching a Hole in the Great Firewall

Jeff South

In January, when the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published its exposé of the use of offshore tax ha

Viewpoint

03.13.2014

How Chinese Internet Censorship Works, Sometimes

Jason Q. Ng

Earlier this week, Chinese Internet services blocked searches for the phrase mìshū bāng (秘书帮).

Media

03.01.2014

China’s Oscar Challenge

Jonathan Landreth

On January 3, the film critics of The New York Times published their Oscar nominations wish list.

Media

02.21.2014

How the Internet and Social Media Are Transforming China

Shazeda Ahmed

“The Internet has radically transformed China,” said Emily Parker, author of the book

Culture

02.21.2014

Stranger Than Fiction

Zhang Xiaoran

In the short twenty years since Yu Hua, a fifty-three-year-old former dentist, has been writing, China has undergone change enough for many lifetimes.

Reports

02.01.2014

The State of Journalism in China

The Editors

The Communist Party has long striven to control freedom of speech in China. Websites from around the world are blocked.

01.06.2014

Will Xi Jinping Bring a Positive New Day to China?

Paul Mooney, Andrew J. Nathan, Orville Schell, Edward Friedman, Robert Kapp, The Editors

Chinese President Xi Jinping, just over a year in office, recently made a rare appearance in public in a Beijing restaurant, buying a cheap lunch and paying for it hims

Culture

12.19.2013

Chinese Literature Online

Michel Hockx

In July of last year, Brixton, U.K.-based novelist Zelda Rhiando won the inaugural Kidwell-e Ebook Award.

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