Liu Xiaobo

Philosopher King

<b>The classical philosophy that Xi Jinping ignores – by Sam Crane</b><p>In his first five-year term as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and …

China

“They Killed Him”: Denial of Medical Care in China and the Literary Conscience

• Home<br>• “They Killed Him”: Denial of Medical Care in China and the Literary Conscience<p><i>Today is the 36th annual Day of the Imprisoned Writer. On this day</i> …

China

Human rights in China under Xi Jinping ‘worst since Tiananmen crackdown’: Amnesty

After five years in prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more.<p>With the help of …

China

My trip to China shattered my biases about developing nations

When I went to China for two weeks on a recent reporting trip, I had certain expectations. Officially, China is still a developing country. I thought I had a pretty clear picture of life in developing and developed nations, having grown up in India and spent most of my adult life in the United …

Big Ideas

China: Blogger Dies After Lack Of Medical Care In Prison

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said it is saddened to learn that the dissident Chinese writer and blogger Yang Tongyan died this week as a result of …

China

China and US kick off Donald Trump's visit with $US9 billion in business deals

China has wasted no time in handing US President Donald Trump the type of headlines he wants from his first trip to Beijing, announcing within hours …

China

Misunderstanding Asia

It would be pleasing to think that the historic lack of understanding between East and West—“East is East, and West is West,” goes the well-worn …

Asia

Chinese dissident writer Yang Tongyan dies on medical parole

A veteran Chinese dissident who had nearly completed a 12-year prison sentence for “subversion” has died on medical parole, rights groups said on …

News (China)

Party Poopers

<b>Can art bring down the government? – by Louisa Lim</b><p>LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE<p>“C<i>ontemporary arts must also take patriotism as a theme, leading the</i> …

China

Human rights and playing the crowds off the agenda for Trump in China

US President Donald Trump has made no public mention of human rights during his trip to China and will not address universities or members of the …

News (China)

Writers urge Trump to seek release of Nobel laureate’s wife

BEIJING - The Associated Press<p>Ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, literary luminaries such as Margaret Atwood and Philip Roth …

Turkey

Why China won 2017 and how Donald Trump helped them do it

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a lot to smile about when he meets his counterpart Donald Trump in Beijing this week.<p>By any reasonable measure, it's been a good year for China. From the South China Sea to climate change to jockeying over global leadership, the dominoes have fallen in …

China

The GOP and the PRC

My Impromptus today begins with Mike Gallagher, a young congressman (and war veteran) from Wisconsin. He is a blast from the past, I say: a …

Conservative View

A blast from the (GOP) past, &c.

Mike Gallagher (R., Wis.), John Kelly, Ryan Zinke, William Shakespeare, and more<p>Mike Gallagher is a young congressman from Wisconsin. He is an Iraq …

Conservative View

‘China-first’ policies raise B.C. business concerns

The recently concluded 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China – at which Chinese president Xi Jinping consolidated power to a degree …

China

Free speech under threat in Xi's new era, activists claim

At last week's 19th party congress, China's Communist Party announced a new era under President Xi Jinping.<p>But Amnesty International spokesman …

China

China’s New, Severe Curbs on the Internet Leave Little Left to Censor

In late October, as he pushed to cement his grip on China’s ruling Communist Party for another five years, President Xi Jinping made it clear that …

China

China releases activist who supported Hong Kong democracy

A Chinese activist, who was imprisoned after she spoke out about women's rights and Hong Kong's democracy movement, has been released after serving …

Hong Kong

Lies

<i>Besides a lie / I own nothing.</i><p>–Liu Xiaobo<p>Cloud was the name of my gray horse<br>I collect dollhouses<p>I stand to inherit an igloo and my mother’s old polar …

Polar Bears

China’s Communist Party is all in on the power of technology

In the southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen, young men and women dart in and out of gleaming silver high rises that house offices for countless local startups in the city’s Nanshan neighborhood. At lunch time, crowds gather at artisanal cafes with names like “Inno Valley” and “Tea + Maker.” Also …

China

Xi and Abe Step Forward

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping before the G-20 leaders’ family photo in Hangzhou on Sept. 4, …

North Korea

In China, Communist Party's congress means paid 'vacation' for Chinese dissidents

<b>Beijing:</b> Hu Jia, a well-known Chinese dissident who lives in Beijing, says he had hoped to go to the southeastern city of Xiamen for his …

China

China’s party congress brings crackdown on critics, nightclubs, airbnb

BEIJING — The police and military swarm the streets at all hours, checking documents and questioning passersby. Political critics have been jailed, placed under surveillance or sent to the countryside. Popular gathering spots such as nightclubs have been shuttered, and home-rental services such as …

China

China's Internet Crackdown Isn't Going Away

Xi Jinping’s ascension to power in China five years ago raised hopes that the son of a reformist revolutionary would open the country wider to the …

Business

China's Xi opens Communist Party congress with eye on extending power

Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged the Communist Party on Wednesday to "resolutely oppose" any actions that undermine its leadership as he opened a congress expected to enhance his already formidable power.<p>Xi told some 2,300 delegates at the imposing Great Hall of the People that the country was …

China

Xi Jinping vows to build modern socialist country, extols his anti-corruption campaign at 19th Communist Party of China Congress

<b>Beijing</b>: Chinese president Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a "modern socialist country" …

China

Xi Jinping at China congress calls on party to tighten its grip on the country

BEIJING — For 3½ hours, China’s President Xi Jinping commanded the stage and the nation’s television screens as he set out a far-reaching agenda for the Communist Party, outlining a vision of total control, not only of the nation’s economy and the Internet but also of culture, religion and …

China

Xi declares 'new era' for China as party congress opens

President Xi Jinping declared China is entering a “new era” of challenges and opportunities on Wednesday as he opened a Communist Party congress …

China

Dueling Chinese Parties, and the Gulf Between Them

Some China-watchers will no doubt focus this week on the 19th Communist Party Congress, slated to open in Beijing on Wednesday. But other eyes—and …

China

WeChat begins censoring users ahead of China’s National Party Congress

Expect to see plenty of censorship news coming out of China over the next week.<p>The country’s National Congress is a hugely influential political summit that takes place every five years, and includes the selection of central party leadership. It is also a time when Chinese censors are on high …

Censorship