November 2016

Chinese security official elected Interpol chief

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 20:27
Chinese Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei was elected at Interpol's general assembly meeting

A top Chinese security minister has been elected president of the international crime fighting and police cooperation organization Interpol.

Foreign Firms, Rights Groups Criticize Cybersecurity Law

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 17:30

After beginning the third reading of the draft last week, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee has passed China’s first cybersecurity law amid resounding international protest.

China's new cybersecurity law sparks fresh censorship and espionage fears

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 19:46
 China passed a cybersecurity law on Monday to protect the country’s status as an ‘internet power’. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Legislation raises concerns foreign companies may need to hand over intellectual property and help security agencies in return for market access

China Suggests Free Trade Zone For the SCO

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 10:13

Russia says it would be “complicated.”

China’s incomplete approach to poverty reduction

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 18:09
Clothes are seen hanging outside a bus which has been converted into a dwelling for a couple in Hefei, China, 15 November 2015. (Photo: Reuters/Jianan Yu).

Since 2013 China has recognised 17 October as National Poverty Relief Day, the same day as the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 

Xi Jinping attacks 'conspiracies' and 'lust for power' of China's enemies within

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 18:06
 Xi Jinping: ‘power abuse, corruption as well as legal and disciplinary violations have been spreading’. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP

Chinese president uses a commentary in the People’s Daily to attack ‘handful of senior officials pursuing selfish interests’

China’s ‘Core’ Conundrum: Policing the Party’s Watchers

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 18:03
New regulations entrench Xi Jinping’s growing use of party disciplinarians as political inquisitors. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Communist Party’s designation of Chinese President Xi Jinping as its “core” leaderlast week made him unequivocally its highest authority. Days later, the party has detailed how it will ensure that members obey.

Ai Weiwei to west: tackle China on human rights whatever the cost

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 18:46
Ai Weiwei speaks at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York.

‘It doesn’t matter it will hurt me or not – do what you think is right’: celebrated artist says Beijing has axed rule of law for anyone with contrary political views

Meet China’s State-Approved Muslims

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 19:28

Driving through the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province, in China’s northwest, minarets puncture the sky every few minutes.

Flying Dragon Eye: Uyghur Themed Threat Activity

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 19:20

This paper documents attempted exploitation activity aimed at Uyghur interests outside of China.