As China’s economy unravels, Beijing’s attempts at damage control are growing increasingly desperate
- Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:50
No longer able to convince the world it’s got China’s economy under control, the government in Beijing is now trying to bully it instead.
- Mon, 02/01/2016 - 20:13
Propaganda, censorship, surveillance, intimidation, detention without trial, sabotage of the internet, brutality in the field, and televised “confessions” were its ammunition.
- Fri, 01/29/2016 - 18:50
The European Union on Friday delivered some of its strongest criticism yet of China's human rights record, calling the televised broadcasts of confessions by Chinese and European citizens "unacceptable".
- Thu, 01/28/2016 - 19:10
French journalist Ursula Gauthier was expelled from China at the end of last year after she wrote a report critical of Beijing’s policies in the Xinjiang region, where native Uyghurs’ resentment of China’s rule has led to years of violence.
- Fri, 01/22/2016 - 19:54
Welcome to “Catching Tigers and Flies,” ChinaFile’s new interactive tool for tracking and, we hope, better understanding the massive campaign against corruption that China’s President, Xi Jinping, launched shortly after he came to power in late 2012.
- Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:37
For seven years, the young Swedish man had directed a nongovernmental organization in Beijing that offered legal aid to Chinese citizens in trouble. Now he was a captive of China’s legal system, forced in police detention to speak on video about his so-called crimes.
- Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:01
To the list of people expressing grave concern about the recent treatment of several foreigners by the Chinese government, add the chief European Union representative in China.
- Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:04
One of the most prominent and charismatic leaders of the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square is running for a legislative seat in Taiwan’sgeneral election Saturday.
- Tue, 12/29/2015 - 19:36
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”:
- Thu, 12/24/2015 - 18:56
When China's Minister of Housing Chen Zhenggao traveled to bustling Yiwu in Zhejiang province in mid-October, his speech will have sent a chill through all of China's Christians, by some estimates as many as 100 million people.