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Last Updated: June 23, 2016

China Ends One Notorious Form Of Detention, But Keeps Others

Frank Langfitt
NPR
Despite the closure of labor camps across China, groups targeted as political threats are still subject to incarceration in mental institutions and secret jails. 

It’s O.K. to Protest in China, Just Don’t March

Shankar Vedantam
NPR
King has just completed two studies that peer into the Chinese censorship machine — including a field experiment within China that was conducted with extraordinary secrecy. The studies refute popular intuitions about what Chinese censors are after...

Too Much, Too Fast: China Sees Backlash From Massive Growth

Jim Zarroli
NPR
At a time when much of the world is mired in economic torpor, China still enjoys enviable growth rates. Yet there’s no question that its economy is growing more slowly these days. 

China Will Surpass U.S. As Leading Superpower

Greg Myre
NPR
Data from a Pew Research Center survey showed that in 23 of the 39 countries surveyed majorities or pluralities said China has or will overtake America. In China two-thirds believe their country already has or eventually will supplant...

Obama Meets Xi: A Chance to Make History

NPR
This weekend's gathering is more informal than other meetings. The leaders of the world's two biggest economies have a rare chance to get to know one another on top of the official business about trades, security and global power. 

Five Years After Quake, Chinese Cite Shoddy Reconstruction

Louisa Lim
NPR
Five years after the massive Wenchuan quake in China’s Sichuan province left about 90,000 dead and missing, allegations are surfacing that corruption and official wrongdoing have plagued the five-year-long quake reconstruction effort. 

U.S. Turns Up Heat On Costly Commercial Cybertheft In China

Tom Gjelten
NPR
A recent survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China , found 26 percent of respondants (all U.S. businesses) reported somebody stealing business data from their computers, and 42 percent said the problem is getting worse. 

China Seeks Soft Power Influence In U.S. Through C.C.T.V.

David Folkenflik
NPR
“This fixation on soft power arises from their deep and abiding insecurity and sense of not being respected and of being hectored and bullied by the world over the last century and a half.”

For Chinese Women, Marriage Depends On Right ‘Bride Price’

Louisa Lim
NPR
Most young men getting married in China today are expected to fork out, often providing an apartment, sometimes a car and a betrothal gift, too. Things were much easier when his parents got married four decades ago. 

‘Unmade In China’ - When China Tries Calling A Filmmaker’s Shots

Ian Buckwalter
NPR
Unmade in China is nominally about filmmaking, but what Kofman and Barklow do well is to use their unusual position within the Chinese state machine - sponsored and controlled by the government - to make a thinly veiled movie about politics...

China Gives Breakdown Of Its Military, Criticizes U.S.

Scott Neuman
NPR
For the first time ever Beijing outlined in broad strokes its People’s Liberation Army, which includes ground, air and naval forces. The defense white paper also took the U.S. to task for its shift to Asia, as well as the ongoing conflict in the...

“China’s Leonard Cohen” Calls Out Political Corruption

Louisa Lim
NPR
On “These Tiny Grapes,” Zuoxiao Zuzhou’s new album of edgy ballads focusing on the woes of modern-day China, he hones in on rampant corruption, food scandals, injustice and abuse of power.

Move Over James Bond, China Has An Unlikely Box-Office Champ

Frank Langfitt
NPR
 The surprise hit Lost in Thailand, a road comedy that cost less than $5 million to make, has become China's highest-grossing domestic film.

How Ordinary Chinese Are Talking And Fighting Back

Frank Langfitt
NPR
Roughly 400 million Chinese use Weibo, China's Twitter, and often do so to expose corruption.

Recording the Untold Stories of China’s Great Famine

Louisa Lim
NPR
A young man trudges doggedly around his village, notebook in hand, fringe flopping over his glasses. He goes from door to door, calling on the elderly.The young man has one main question: Who died in our village during the Great Famine?This is the...