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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.

A man talks on the phone in Beijing, China, March 2, 2017. © 2017 Reuters

China: Voice Biometric Collection Threatens Privacy

  • Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:35

Police, AI Giant Collaboration in Legal Gray Area

This photo taken in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region in 2015, shows a Uyghur man and boy near a statue of Mao Zedong meeting with a Uyghur. Reports stated that thousands of Uyghurs have recently been sent to re-education camps in Xinjiang. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)

Re-education camps make a comeback in China's far-west

  • Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:15

Lack of a response from the international community is surprising in the face of mounting evidence

The Tianshan No. 1 glacier is melting fast, receding by at least 30 feet each year. Scientists warn that the glacier — the source of the Urumqi River, which more than 4 million people depend on — may disappear in the next 50 years.

'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear

  • Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:05

At the end of every summer, scientist Li Zhongqin takes his seasonal hike near the top of a glacier in the Tianshan mountains in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Hackers linked to Chinese government used mobile malware to spy on ethnic minority

  • Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:56

Security researchers say a hacking group likely linked to the Chinese government is conducting targeted surveillance against a Chinese ethnic minority, known as the Uyghurs, through the deployment of sophisticated mobile malware, according to new evidence published Friday by U.S. cybersecurity firm Lookout.

Dredging worker Maihemuti Saibuduli goes down a karez to repair it in Turpan, China, in 2015.

In China’s ‘underground Great Wall,’ tunnels go dry and Uyghurs fear for their culture

  • Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:34

Tahir Tomur steps out of his car and looks in astonishment at the side of a dusty street, where a hole the size of a large sewer grate has been piled full of dirt and refuse.

Launch of ‘Friends of Uyghur’ Friendship Group in the European Parliament Brings Together MEPs, NGOs and Public to Celebrate Uyghur Community Culture

  • Mon, 10/23/2017 - 16:30

On 19 October 2017, the newly formed Uyghur Friendship Group, in collaboration with MEPs Csaba Sógor and Ilhan Kyuchyuk, marked its inaugural event with a celebration of the Uyghur culture.

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.

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

  • Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:18

Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”

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