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Freedom on the Net 2016 - China Country Profile

  • Mon, 11/14/2016 - 21:40

China was the world’s worst abuser of internet freedom in the 2016 Freedom on the Net survey for the second consecutive year. Harsh punishments for expression and a deteriorating legal environment are significantly undermining civil society activism on the internet.

Meet China’s State-Approved Muslims

  • Wed, 11/02/2016 - 19:29

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

China’s Tibetan and Uighur Nationalities | Fairbank Center 60th Anniversary Symposium Panel

  • Mon, 10/31/2016 - 22:32

Chaired by Harvard’s Professor Leonard van der Kuijp, this panel unpacks the position of these two minority groups in the contemporary People’s Republic of China

Terror overseas: understanding China’s evolving counter-terror strategy

  • Wed, 10/26/2016 - 20:19

International terrorism has emerged in recent years as a direct threat to Chinese nationals living overseas. As China's footprint becomes increasingly global its exposure to the risk of terror attacks has increased too.

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves at the end of the BRICS summit in Goa, India, on Oct. 16. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press)

Say no to China’s membership on the U.N. Human Rights Council

  • Tue, 10/25/2016 - 19:42

On March 14, 2014, Cao Shunli, a Chinese human rights activist, died in a Chinese military hospital after five and a half months in detention, with her body showing clear signs of brutal physical mistreatment. 

The Limits of Chinese Isolationism

  • Tue, 10/18/2016 - 13:53

On August 20, Chinese state media published a travel dispatchfrom Sulayman Mountain, a pilgrimage site popular with tourists in Kyrgyzstan’s Osh region.

Is the Belt and Road Initiative Globalizing China’s National Security Policy?

  • Mon, 10/17/2016 - 19:42

Chinese security policy experts use potential threats to BRI projects to highlight the necessity of a globalized security posture.

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The Case for a Silenced Voice of Moderation

  • Mon, 10/10/2016 - 19:16

As the European Parliament weighs this year’s nominations for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti, I believe, deserves special consideration.

China Eyes Ending Western Grip on Top U.N. Jobs With Greater Control Over Blue Helmets

  • Mon, 10/03/2016 - 17:10

As China steps up its commitment to U.N. peacekeeping, Beijing is said to be eyeing a leadership role — with potentially troubling human rights implications.

Is China a Ticking Time Bomb of Ethnic Contradictions?

  • Mon, 09/26/2016 - 22:05

China’s ethnic periphery can be a volatile place. Over the past decade, violence has repeatedly marred the remote yet strategic regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, which comprise nearly a third of Chinese territory and are its chief sources of oil and water.