Stories about China
25 February 2017
“Does the election committee have any real power? What’s the point of having an election committee then?”
21 February 2017
Hong Kong Police and Pro-Beijing Groups Protest After Court Convicts Officers of Assaulting Activist
"Police misconduct is not frightening as these are single cases. What's frightening is police wrongdoing can be justified by politics."
19 February 2017
17 February 2017
"You speculate that the government may sue the publisher, and so decide to censor the work. The whole incident goes against my principles."
14 February 2017
"The slogan of rebuilding trust, unity and hope is just an empty promise. It is just a local version of the Chinese Communist Party’s 'harmonious society.'"
8 February 2017
"It is about choosing puppets, because no matter who takes office, they will obey Beijing."
"It seems more useful to crack down on underground banks and illegal channels than to just control ordinary people’s money."
4 February 2017
The new US Defense Secretary tried hard to reassure America's Japanese ally that Trump means no harm. Some were not impressed.
29 January 2017
The Chinese Lunar New Year is China's most important season for family reunions, but younger people are increasingly fleeing their relatives and the country altogether.
24 January 2017
23 January 2017
The Chinese government has been blocking some VPN services in China since 2015, but the current policy has officially made unregistered VPN and web-hosting services illegal.
20 January 2017
15 January 2017
11 January 2017
After a cultural project proceeds without public consultation and the government spends even more money on a television series to promote it, Hong Kongers stage acts of protest through selfies.
10 January 2017
"I don't think I will live as long as 80. Look at the train and see what happens to our lungs. My grandpa, aunt and uncle all have lung cancer."
2 January 2017
Twenty-six-year-old journalist Zhao Sile won a Hong Kong Human Rights Press Award for her 2016 story, "The Fate of Chinese Rights NGOs."
"One of the really negative effects of the law...is that whole sectors of the NGO community…suddenly feel that they are being treated as subversives or enemies..."