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Mar 24, 2016

Two remarkable documents emerged from China last week, notes ChinaFile: the first is the essay “A Thousand Yes-Men Cannot Equal One Honest Advisor” which appeared on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Mar 21, 2016

It’s already been many years since anyone seriously asserted that continuing political liberalization would be the certain result of economic growth in post-Mao China.

Mar 18, 2016

The foremost aim of Chinese authorities’ “Uyghur terror-threat” mobilisation outside Xinjiang is stability among the Han majority. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks with media in a press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani after their meeting at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Mar 17, 2016

Two weeks after China’s President toured state media offices and called for absolute loyalty from the press, a website with links to the government published an explosive letter asking him to resign “for the future of the country and the people.”

Mar 15, 2016

This week, Weibo netizens voiced their anger about what they deemed an unfair trial for a Xinjiang imam by the District Court. Chinese authorities have no tolerance for what they call ‘wild imams’ – but online imams are thriving on Weibo.

Mar 15, 2016

Francis Fukuyama recently argued that President Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) strategy ‘represents a striking departure in Chinese policy’ whereby Beijing is ‘seeking to export its development model to other countries.’

Uyghurs
Mar 14, 2016

The similarities between Tibet and Xinjiang are compelling in many respects. 

Mar 11, 2016

Ethnic minority tensions have been on the rise in mainland China. In mid-September 2015, a knife-wielding attack in Aksu, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) claimed the lives of nearly 50 individuals and injured another 50. 

Mar 9, 2016

Since 1980 the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been uprooting Tibetan, Uyghur and other minority youths from their communities in Western China and schooling them in the language and culture of the Han majority in eastern and coastal cities thousands of kilometres away.

A police officer gestured as she asked reporters to leave the vicinity of the courthouse in Beijing where the journalist Gao Yu was put on trial on Nov. 21. Many foreign correspondents say it is increasingly difficult to carry out their work in China.Credit Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
Mar 7, 2016

The one-two punch of censorship plus propaganda has discredited Western journalism in the eyes of many Chinese.

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