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Jan 12, 2016

Unfair distribution of political power and social resources

Chinese police remove a camera from a journalist at a checkpoint on the road to the riot-affected Uighur town of Lukqun, Xinjiang province, on June 28, 2013. — AFP
Jan 7, 2016

From public health to politics, here are the six reporting topics Chinese authorities worked hardest to control in 2015.

Chinese police patrol outside the court where the Kunming railway station bombers were tried. Photo: AP Photo: AP
Jan 7, 2016

China's National People's Congress unanimously passed the country's first counter-terrorism law on December 27. The new law has been hailed by some Chinese commentators as an "unambiguous legal document" that "conforms to the new developments in the global fight against terrorism" and as a tool to "help fight terrorism at home and help maintain global security". 

At the Santiago, Chile headquarters of the Confucius Institute
Jan 5, 2016

Already very active within the country, Chinese censorship is now being applied outside its borders, and via the Internet. What are the implications for China, and the rest of us?

Dec 29, 2015

For his latest drawing, Rebel Pepper comments on recent setbacks for press freedom in China by depicting Xi Jinping as a murder victim done in by the media. In Xi’s eyes, Rebel Pepper writes, “a journalist’s tools are just as lethal as an assassin’s weapon”:

Children are among Uyghurs held at an immigration center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.
Dec 28, 2015

Pulitzer winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh’s latest article on the Syria tragedy, in which he alleges that Pentagon leaders, including former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dempsey, conducted a secret alliance with Assad and Putin to undermine Obama, sent shockwaves around the internet.

A Russian warplane that was shot down by a Turkish fighter jet on Nov. 24. Turkey wanted to produce a missile system with China, in part to reduce its dependence on patrolling jet fighters. Credit Fatih Akta/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images
Dec 28, 2015

Beijing’s effort to revive ancient trade routes is causing geopolitical strains, with countries like Turkey increasingly worried about becoming too dependent on China.

Image Credit: REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool
Dec 23, 2015

What was once an adversarial relationship is giving way to a strategic partnership.

Dec 21, 2015

Thanks to its insulation from the outside world, a powerful repressing apparatus and its “third world” status, China was long free of major terror attacks. 

Dec 17, 2015

Three women of Muslim heritage receive the Lantos Human Rights prize on Thursday (December 10).

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