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New measures including holding social media moderators responsible for content posted in their forums, the end of anonymous posting and an upcoming ban on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are the latest blows to what is left of internet freedom in China. The News Lens Date: 2017/10/13 By: Cedric Alviani In the months prior to the Communist Party […]

Spoiler alert: We probably wouldn’t win. The Nation Date: Sep. 26, 2017 By: Alfred W. McCoy EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared at To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from This piece has been adapted and expanded from Alfred W. McCoy’s new book, […]

CNN Date: September 26, 2017 By: Ryan Browne (CNN)America’s top military officer, Gen. Joseph Dunford, told Congress Tuesday that China will pose the “greatest threat” of any foe to the US by 2025. “I think China probably poses the greatest threat to our nation by about 2025,” Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee during […]

The way in which Xi deals with the age question in the make-up of the PSC will be a good indicator of the nature of his power and the extent of his success. The News Lens Date: 2017/09/23 By: Frances Kitt On Oct. 18 the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will kick […]

Apart from China’s rhetoric and actions, China’s domestic transition towards a green, low carbon economy will serve as the best explanation for its ambitions in Antarctica. The News Lens Date: 2017/08/28 By: Jiliang Chen Concerns raised by China’s promulgation of the term “use” or “utilization” in its Antarctic diplomacy is causing mistrust in Antarctic governance. […]

The percentage of people around the world who hold a favorable perception of China declined from 48 per cent in 2007 to 40 per cent in 2016. The News Lens Date: 2017/08/18 By: Sacha Cody Ten years ago, then-Chinese president Hu Jintao announced that China needed to develop its soft power. Progress is not good. […]

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law are being described as Hong Kong’s ‘first political prisoners’ after being sent to prison for actions in the days before the 2014 Umbrella Movement. The News Lens Date: 2017/08/17 By: Edward White Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong (黃之鋒), Alex Chow (周永康) and Nathan Law (羅冠聰) were today sent to […]

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese risk their lives to tell others about communist persecution Epoch Times Date: July 21, 2017 By: Irene Luo, Epoch Times For months, Li Guiqin, a 58-year-old retired scientist now living in the United States, would crowd into the back of an eight-seat van and cruise the streets of Harbin as […]

Chinese police are still in firm control of detention centers. The News Lens Date: 2017/07/23 By: Margaret K. Lewis Last Saturday, the window closed for comments on the draft PRC Detention Center Law. The Ministry of Public Security touts the draft law’s ability to protect human rights (人权保障), and the release of the long-awaited draft […]

Epoch Times Date: July 16, 2017 By Petr Svab Every time Huang Wanqing walks past a promotion of “Body the Exhibition”, he may wonder if it’s the mutilated body of his brother staring at him from the posters. Mr. Huang’s brother, Huang Xiong, was persecuted by communist authorities in China for his beliefs. He was […]

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