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China Resists Harsh Punishments for Those Involved in Wrongful Convictions

Javier Hernandez
New York Times
Javier Hernandez
The Communist Party has made overturning cases of gross injustice a centerpiece of its efforts to overhaul the legal system.

How China's Celebration of the Year of the Monkey Breaks Down by the Numbers

Jonathan Kaiman
Los Angeles Times
Jonathan Kaiman
Here’s a further look at the celebrations and some more related numbers.

China Sends 6,000 Police to Quell New Year Train Station Chaos

Tom Philips
Guardian
Tom Philips
Tens of thousands still waiting for transport at Guangzhou main rail depot.

Media

01.29.16

‘The New Yorker’ on China

Jiayang Fan, Peter Hessler & more
Following is an edited transcript of a live event hosted at Asia Society New York on December 17, 2015, “ChinaFile Presents: The New Yorker On China.” (The full video appears above.) The evening, introduced by Asia Society President Josette Sheeran...

Caixin Media

01.26.16

How Serial Killers Terrorized China’s Disorganized Elder Care Industry

The 45-year-old caregiver was calm on the witness stand, but her words were jarring. He Tiandai admitted during her murder trial that she killed a 70-year-old woman she cared for by poisoning her soup with sleeping pills and pesticide, injecting her...

Frenzy for Foreign Condoms in China

Monami Yui
Bloomberg
Monami Yui
Chinese consumers are attracted to the “high quality” of Japanese condoms.

The Social Media Search for Stolen Children in China

BBC
Hundreds of thousands of people are turning to social media in an attempt to find their missing children.

China's Nearly 700 Million Internet Users Are Hot For Online Finance

Melanie Lee
Forbes
Melanie Lee
According to data from the China Internet Network Center, in 2015, online trading in stocks and online payment were hot areas of growth.

‘My Personal Vendetta’

Ian Johnson from New York Review of Books
The presumed kidnapping of the Hong Kong bookseller and British citizen Lee Bo late last year has brought international attention to the challenges faced by the Hong Kong publishing business. During a break from The New York Review’s conference on...

Infographics

01.21.16

Visualizing China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign

“Catching Tigers and Flies” is ChinaFile’s new interactive tool for tracking and, we hope, better understanding the massive campaign against corruption that China’s President, Xi Jinping, launched shortly after he came to power in late 2012. It is designed to give users a sense of the scope and character of the anti-corruption campaign by graphically rendering information about nearly 1,500 of its targets whose cases have been publicly announced in official Chinese sources.

Viewpoint

01.21.16

After a Landslide Election, Now Comes the Hard Part for Taiwan's President

William Kazer
Taiwan elected its first woman president on Saturday in a landslide victory that brought a nominally pro-independence party back to power after eight years in opposition.Tsai Ing-wen led her Democratic Progressive Party to a thumping victory,...

Wang Qishan, China’s Anti-Corruption Tsar

Jamil Anderlini
Financial Times
Jamil Anderlini
The anti-corruption drive has been the central policy of this administration and its duration and severity have surprised almost everyone, not least the bureaucrats who have been its primary targets.

Features

01.13.16

Those Taiwanese Blues

Anna Beth Keim
“Brainwashed slave!”“Running dog of the Kuomintang!”These are the sentiments 27-year-old Lin Yu-hsiang expects to find on his Facebook page as a result of his campaigning work for the Kuomintang (KMT), or Nationalist Party, ahead of Saturday’s...

Dictatorship and Democracy, What China's Moviegoers are Learning From Star Wars

Zheping Huang
Quartz
Zheping Huang
A Galaxy far, far away has finally arrived in the Middle Kingdom. 

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