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05.21.15

Censorship and Publishing in China

Andrew J. Nathan, Zha Jianying & more
<p>This week, a new PEN American Center report “<a href="/node/16061" target="_blank">Censorship and Conscience: Foreign Authors and the Challenge of Chinese Censorship</a>,” by <a href="http://www...

Media

05.20.15

China Liked TPP—Until U.S. Officials Opened Their Mouths

<p>After a brief but frightening setback for proponents, U.S. congressional leaders <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/us/path-to-pacific-trade-deal-may-open-in-senate-after-all.html" target="_blank">looked...

Reports

05.20.15

Censorship and Conscience

Alexa Olesen
Alexa Olesen
PEN International
<p>In this report, PEN American Center (PEN) examines how foreign authors in particular are navigating the heavily censored Chinese book industry. China is one of the largest book publishing markets in the world, with total revenue projected...

Caixin Media

05.19.15

Why Xinjiang’s Economy Is Sputtering

<p>It has been almost one year since a terrorist bombing in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region, shocked the nation and brought economic woes and social conflicts in the largely Uighur-populated area into the spotlight again.</p>...

Viewpoint

05.19.15

Hong Kong’s Not That Special, And Beijing Should Stop Saying It Is

Alvin Y.H. Cheung
<p class="dropcap">As political wrangling in Hong Kong <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/world/asia/hong-kong-presents-plan-for-elections-offering-little-to-democrats.html?ref=topics&amp;_r=0" target="...

Environment

05.19.15

Dredging For Disaster

<p>Tensions are rising in the South China Sea. On May 16, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Beijing for talks <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/16/world/asia/kerry-china-south-sea-dispute.html?smid=tw-share"...

Conversation

05.14.15

The Future of NGOs in China

Isabel Hilton, Carl Minzner & more
<p>Last week, China’s National People’s Congress released the second draft of a new law on “Managing Foreign NGOs.” Many foreign non-profits in China have operated in a legal gray area over the years. The law [full English translation <a...

Two Way Street

05.12.15

Share and Be Nice

Orville Schell
<p class="dropcap">Having followed the progress of the People’s Republic of China for more than half a century, it is disquieting to now find the atmosphere between Americans and Chinese so stubbornly cool. Indeed, in certain key...

Two Way Street

05.12.15

We Need to Stay Coolheaded

Zhu Feng
<p class="dropcap">In recent years, a noticeable change has occurred in China-U.S. relations. The “problem areas” where the two countries tend to clash are increasing in both number and scope, and there has been a greater degree of...

Caixin Media

05.12.15

The Urgency of Continuing with Reform

<p>Concern about the middle-income trap has grabbed public attention again. The minister of finance, Lou Jiwei, recently said at Tsinghua University that China had a “50-50 chance” of sliding into it in the next five to 10 years. However, many...

Sinica Podcast

05.11.15

India Comes to China

Kaiser Kuo & Jeremy Goldkorn
<p>This week’s Sincia Podcast is about the upcoming visit to China of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who served from 2001 to 2014 as Chief Minister of Gujarat and was sworn into office almost one year ago this month. Modi’s visit comes...

Media

05.11.15

Interactive Map: Follow the Roads, Railways, and Pipelines on China’s New Silk Road

Reid Standish & Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
Foreign Policy has put together an interactive guide tracking Beijing’s victories and obstacles along the new Silk Road. The list of participating countries is still not finalized, but with China forking out billions in trade deals and preferential...

Media

05.06.15

Online Reaction to Baltimore Protests Reveals Much About Chinese Tension with African Immigrants

<p>Several days ago, a Chinese friend and I were discussing the protests in Baltimore that erupted in response to the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/02/us/freddie-gray-autopsy-report-given-to-baltimore-prosecutors.html"...

Caixin Media

05.05.15

A Byronic Hero for China’s Supremo

<p>A little known vignette about Xi Jinping’s fondness for Song Jiang, a fictional hero in the 14th century classic novel <em>The Water Margin</em>, gives a peek into the private thoughts of China’s most powerful man. For someone...

Sinica Podcast

05.04.15

The Furor and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Kaiser Kuo & Jeremy Goldkorn
<p>A total of 57 countries have now joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, China’s newly-launched competitor to the Asian Development Bank (AIIB) that has sparked a flurry of objections from the United States, even culminating in a...

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