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Wang Lixiong and Woeser: A Way Out of China’s Ethnic Unrest?

Ian Johnson

Woeser and Wang Lixiong are two of China’s best-known thinkers on the government’s policy toward ethnic minorities. With violence in Tibet and Xinjiang now almost a monthly occurrence, I met them at their apartment in Beijing to talk about...

Beyond the Dalai Lama: An Interview with Woeser and Wang Lixiong

Ian Johnson

In recent months, China has been beset by growing ethnic violence. In Tibet, 125 people have set themselves on fire since the suppression of 2008 protests over the country’s ethnic policies. In the Muslim region of Xinjiang, there have...

Environment

08.07.2014

What to Do About China’s Polluted Farmland?

chinadialogue, Caixin

While the extent of China’s soil pollution crisis is becoming clearer, the consensus on what to do next is still lacking. The results of the state soil survey earlier this year were damning: 16.1% of sampling points nationwide were in...

Sinica Podcast

08.02.2014

The Rule of Law in China

Jeremy Goldkorn, David Moser, Donald Clarke

This week on Sinica, Jeremy and David are joined by Donald Clarke, a professor at George Washington University where he specializes in Chinese law, for a discussion of what is happening with the Zhou Yongkang corruption scandal, as well as...

Caixin Media

07.31.2014

Ex-Politburo Members Accused of ‘Serious Discipline Violations’ Always Face Courts

Caixin

After much speculation, the axe has finally fallen on Zhou Yongkang, the former public security chief and member of the Politburo Standing Committee, indicating the Communist Party’s campaign against corruption will grant no exceptions to...

Blog

07.31.2014

Zhou Yongkang’s Downfall

Sebastian Veg, Roderick MacFarquhar, Taisu Zhang, Richard McGregor, Zha Daojiong, Andrew Wedeman

On July 29, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communisty Party announced it was investigating ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang “on suspicion of grave violations of discipline.” Zhou, who retired from the...

Environment

07.23.2014

Moving a Mountain, of Trash

chinadialogue

On July 1, tough new standards for pollution from waste incinerators came into effect. The move is an attempt to end the conflict between communities across China and the nearby rubbish-burning plants they believe threaten their health and...

Media

07.21.2014

Everybody Hates Rui

Tea Leaf Nation

He may be widely reviled in his home country, but oh, what a resume: The son of an author and screenwriter; a graduate of the prestigious China Foreign Affairs University; a Yale World Fellow; and state-run China Central Television (CCTV)’...

Blog

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 not to share information with their counterparts in the foreign press corps. Most...

Environment

07.17.2014

China Faces Long Battle to Clean Polluted Soil

chinadialogue

This is the third of a special three-part series of investigations jointly run by chinadialogue and Yale Environment 360 with the support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. You can also read parts one and two.

Blog

07.09.2014

The U.S. and China Are At the Table: What’s At Stake?

William Adams, Zha Daojiong

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are in Beijing this week for the sixth session of the high level bilateral diplomatic exchange known as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue. We asked contributors what...

Caixin Media

07.08.2014

Hard Choices for Family Planners and Parents

Caixin

The technocrats in charge of China’s one-child policy have the power to force sterilizations, abortions, and intra-uterine device (IUD) implants, as well as punish uncooperative parents by denying them jobs, denying their children...

Features

07.02.2014

China’s Fallen Mighty

Ouyang Bin, Zhang Mengqi, David M. Barreda, Youyou Zhou

Political infighting and purges have been hallmarks of the Chinese Communist Party since its earliest days but came to a peak during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, damaging the country and paralyzing the Party itself. When Mao died in...

Books

06.25.2014

Tiananmen Exiles

In the spring of 1989, millions of citizens across China took to the streets in a nationwide uprising against government corruption and authoritarian rule. What began with widespread hope for political reform ended with the People’s...

Caixin Media

06.24.2014

Top Political Advisor Investigated for Graft

Caixin

A vice chairman of the country’s top political advisory body is being investigated for “serious violations of discipline,” the Communist Party’s anti-graft fighter says. The Central Discipline Inspection Commission (CDIC) did not provide...

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