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Freedom of press: They Have Miao | ZEIT ONLINE

How my assistant got into trouble with Beijing’s security apparatus and I got to know the Chinese authorities<p><i>Beijing Journal on a Personal Matter</i><p><i>We</i> …

This Man Amputated His Own Leg: That's How Bad China's Health Care Crisis Is

In the early hours of April 14, 2012, Zheng Yanliang cut off his right leg. Racked by pain from arterial thrombosis, but unable to pay for the …

Health Care

Will artificial intelligence turn on us: Robots are nothing like humans and that’s what makes them so terrifying.

<i>Adapted from</i><b>Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies</b> <i>by Nick Bostrom. Out now from Oxford University Press.</i><p>In the recent discussion over the …

Confucius says

“HARMONY is the most valuable of all things,” said the Chinese philosopher Confucius two and a half millennia ago. There is little of it in evidence …

China

A Chechnya in the making

THE Uighurs have never been particularly comfortable in China. Xinjiang, the region where these Turkic Muslims once formed the vast majority, came …

China

A few fibs about healthcare in China's human rights report

<i>by Michael Woodhead</i> <b><br>Don't be too cynical about China's rather self-congratulatory human rights review for 2013.</b> <b></b><br>It contains some genuine advances as …

How is China Doing in Africa?

Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images<p>Chinese Premier Li Keqiang inspects an honor guard mounted by a detachment of brigade of guards on his arrival at …

The Tiananmen Square Meeting That Sparked a Crackdown in Beijing

Chinese authorities have detained Pu Zhiqiang, one of the country’s most visible and prominent rights lawyers, after he attended a meeting held to discuss the June 4th Tiananmen Square crackdown.<p>The small gathering, held in Beijing May 3, involved prominent liberal intellectuals, dissidents and …

Physician, heal thyself

THE Chinese media frequently portray doctors not as life-saving heroes but as profit-seeking villains. Popular anger against medical staff sometimes …