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02.01.14

The State of Journalism in China

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

The Communist Party has long striven to control freedom of speech in China. Websites from around the world are blocked. Major social media cannot be accessed, and advanced software is used to delete “sensitive” entries from the Internet. Domestic journalists who step over the...

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11.11.13

Reimagining China’s Cities

chinadialogue

After nearly three decades of rapid urbanisation, China’s official and unofficial city dwellers outnumber its farmers. China’s urbanisation counts as the biggest and fastest social movement in human history, a movement that has turned Chinese society on its head and raises...

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10.22.13

CCTV’s International Expansion: China’s Grand...

Center for International Media Assistance

China Central Television has come a long ways since its founding as a domestic party propaganda outlet in 1958. The domestic service has been supplemented by an international service, boasting three major global offices in Beijing, Washington, and Nairobi, and more than seventy...

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10.22.13

The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship

Center for International Media Assistance

This report provides a survey of the phenomenon of censorship and its recent evolution as it pertains to the news media sector, though similar dynamics also affect the film, literature, and performing arts industries. Specifically, this report focuses on six types of media...

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10.10.13

Congressional-Executive Commission on China: 2013...

United States Congress

The Commission notes China’s lack of progress in guaranteeing Chinese citizens’ freedom of expression, assembly, and religion; restraining the power of the Chinese Communist Party; and establishing the rule of law under the new leadership of President Xi Jinping and Premier...

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10.01.13

China’s Absorptive State

Nesta

A great deal of speculation surrounds China’s prospects in science and innovation, as with other aspects of China’s development and heightened visibility on the global stage. The same pitfalls—of hype, generalization, and only partial awareness of the domestic political,...

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10.01.13

Oil Security and Conventional War: Lessons From a China...

Council on Foreign Relations

In the past, conventional militaries were plagued by wartime oil shortages that severely undermined their battlefield effectiveness. But could oil shortages threaten military effectiveness in a large-scale conventional conflict today or in the future? Observers commonly assume...

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09.10.13

Threading the Needle: Proposals for U.S. and Chinese...

EastWest Institute

The sale of U.S. arms to Taiwan has been an enduring source of friction between the United States and China. To China, Taiwan is a “core” interest. Though the United States publicly committed itself, through the August 17, 1982 Joint Communique with China, to a gradual...

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09.04.13

How to Make China More Honest

The Heritage Foundation

Official Chinese economic statistics, from unemployment to arable land, are controlled by the Communist Party and therefore cannot be trusted. The prevailing American and global view of China as a rising, if presently troubled, economic superpower is based on this unreliable data...

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08.01.13

Recharging China’s Electric Vehicle Policy

Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

Electric vehicles offer China an opportunity to reduce its reliance on foreign oil, improve air quality by curbing emissions from the burgeoning transportation sector, and enjoy the future economic benefits of being a global pioneer in an emerging industry. While the government...

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07.24.13

Throttling Dissent: China’’s New Leaders Refine...

Freedom House

This special report is based on the 2013 China chapter of Freedom House’’s annual Freedom on the Net survey. As the home of one of the most systematically controlled and monitored online environments in the world, China will no doubt retain its place among countries where...

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07.23.13

Thirsty Coal 2: Shenhua’s Water Grab

Greenpeace

This investigation report is a follow-up to the 2012 Greenpeace and the China Academy of Sciences joint study: “Thirsty Coal: A Water Crisis Exacerbated By China’s New Mega Coal Bases.” In this report, we focus on the most controversial part of China’s coal strategy: the...

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