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China is pushing for greater ideological conformity in schools and universities. Shown here, students before wushu practice at the Tagou martial arts school in Dengfeng in October. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images)

China’s president takes campaign for ideological purity into universities, schools

  • Mon, 12/12/2016 - 20:07

Universities must be strongholds for the Communist Party, President Xi Jinping says, while schools are on the front line of the battle against the infiltration of “hostile” foreign forces and their “subversive” ideas.

President Xi Jinping speaks at the opening ceremony of the 2nd annual World Internet Conference in Jiaxing, China on December 16, 2015. © 2015 Reuters

Beijing Adds Veneer of Legal Legitimacy on Censorship

  • Mon, 12/12/2016 - 20:04

Do Chinese authorities need more laws to surveil people? From the earliest days of the Chinese Communist Party, authorities have kept the closest of eyes on all behavior for signs of dissent. 

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2016 STATEMENT

  • Fri, 12/09/2016 - 23:19

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2016 STATEMENT from the Embassy of United States in Beijing, China

A protester with tape on his mouth stands in front of a noose that reads: ‘Kidnapping’ during a protest on 10 January over the Causeway Bay booksellers’ disappearances. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

Salman Rushdie leads World Human Rights Day protest for Chinese writers

  • Fri, 12/09/2016 - 23:09

Author joins 120 others including JM Coetzee, Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman denouncing ‘the enforced silence of these friends and colleagues’

E.U. 'extremely troubled' by 'deterioration' of China's human rights

  • Fri, 12/09/2016 - 23:05

The European Union (EU) is "extremely troubled" by the human rights situation in China and has called for the immediate release of wrongly detained individuals, it said on Friday.

Interpol: a tool for China’s political persecutions?

  • Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:22

China is more likely to use Interpol to hunt down corrupt officials than political dissidents, Jie Chen writes.

FILE - Police officers secure the area around Beijing's Great Hall of the People, March 3, 2016. Proposed changes to China's police law would give officers more discretion over using firearms.

Draft Law Expands Chinese Police Discretion on Gun Use

  • Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:19

Proposed changes to China’s policing law would grant officers greater discretionary power to use firearms in cases involving public and national security, a step that some activists contend could diminish human rights protections.

“Special Measures” Detention and Torture in the Chinese Communist Party’s Shuanggui System

  • Tue, 12/06/2016 - 19:06

In late 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched a “war on corruption,” promising to purge the government and Chinese Communist Party of the endemic problem by netting both “tigers and flies,” and by “reining in power in a cage” of laws and regulations.

Q&A: Russia, China Swapping Cybersecurity, Censorship Tips

  • Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:43

A series of joint events by Russia and China on cybersecurity has prompted speculation that Moscow is looking to the architect of the Great Firewall of China for inspiration on how to censor and otherwise regulate the Internet.

One App, Two Systems: How WeChat uses one censorship policy in China and another internationally

  • Fri, 12/02/2016 - 23:10

WeChat encompasses more than just text, voice, and video chat; it includes a rich set of features such as gaming, mobile payments, and ride hailing, which make it more of a lifestyle platform than a mere chat app.

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