A poster with a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping overlooks a street at sunset in Shanghai in September. Photo: aly song/Reuters 

China Enlists Western Media to Spread Its Message

  • Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:34

Tie-ups linked to propaganda arm aid mission to ‘tell Chinese stories well’

FILE - Liu Xia, wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, holds a portrait of him during his funeral in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, July 15, 2017.

Rights Groups Urge Trump to Address China’s Human Rights Violations

  • Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:39

Rights advocates at home and abroad are calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to use his first presidential visit to China to address the country's deteriorating human rights situation.

New media platforms have challenged state-owned outlets and disrupted the once-centralised pipeline for news © Getty

China to tighten censorship of online news

  • Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:33

Clampdown on private platforms drawing readers away from state-run counterparts

Women and children outside a shopping mall as a TV screen broadcasts President Xi Jinping and his newly elected members of the Politburo in Beijing on Oct. 25. (Andy Wong/AP)

Xi Jinping and six other men will rule China, but women are left behind

  • Wed, 10/25/2017 - 16:41

President Xi Jinping this week heralded the dawn of a “New Era” for China. But, so far, the era offers little new for Chinese women.

Xi Jinping as he delivers a speech during the opening of the 19th Communist Party Congress on Oct. 18. Photographer: AFP via Getty Images

China's Internet Crackdown Isn't Going Away

  • Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:56

Xi Jinping’s ascension to power in China five years ago raised hopes that the son of a reformist revolutionary would open the country wider to the West.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has cracked down on corruption — and dissent.

For Clues To China's Crackdown On Public Expression, Look To Its Economy

  • Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:20

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in September, Liang Xiaojun received a knock on the door. "There were 15 of them: national security police, regular police, justice bureau folks," he remembers.

 Li Wenzu, wife of detained lawyer Wang Quanzhang, protests in Beijing. China’s ‘stability maintenance’ apparatus has cracked down on human rights lawyers before Wednesday’s Congress. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

China's 'stability maintenance' agents move to silence critics before party congress

  • Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:24

As Xi Jinping prepares for major speech, security agents have fanned out across the country to quell any hint of dissent

A giant banner is seen in Beijing's central business area, as the capital prepares for the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, October 14, 2017. The words on the banner read, "Unite closely around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, constantly win new victory for socialism with Chinese characteristics". © 2017 Reuters

China’s Party Congress Ramps Up Controls

  • Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:19

Heightened ‘Stability Maintenance’ Bodes Ill for Rights Under Xi’s Second Term

China State Media Attacks Western Democracy Ahead of Congress

  • Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:17

China's official Xinhua news agency attacked Western democracy as divisive and confrontational on Tuesday, praising on the eve of a key Communist Party Congress the harmony and cooperative nature of the Chinese system.

Xi Jinping has been good for China’s Communist Party; less so for China

  • Thu, 10/12/2017 - 18:06

Contradicting Deng Xiaoping, Mr Xi has concentrated vast power in his own hands