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Chinese public starting to shun government 'shame parades'
In Xi Jinping's crackdown on civil society, even women's rights activists aren't spared
Chinese must fight on for their right to freely enter or leave their own country

On November 14, civil society activist Xiao Liang bought a mop while in Bangkok and attached a woman's portrait to the stick.

25 Nov 2014 - 3:38AM

On November 14, civil society activist Xiao Liang bought a mop while in Bangkok and attached a woman's portrait to the stick.

Chinese must fight on for their right to freely enter or leave their own country
Under the party's grip, Chinese legal reforms won't get far

In the summer of 2009, I exchanged views with a group of mainland judges and prosecutors at the University of Hong Kong.

4 Nov 2014 - 2:56AM

In the summer of 2009, I exchanged views with a group of mainland judges and prosecutors at the University of Hong Kong.

Under the party's grip, Chinese legal reforms won't get far
Protesters must be clear on goal of universal suffrage

After more than 10 days of a civil disobedience protest in which students first boycotted class then took to blocking major roads, the protesters have held onto their Hong Kong way.

7 Oct 2014 - 2:54AM

After more than 10 days of a civil disobedience protest in which students first boycotted class then took to blocking major roads, the protesters have held onto their Hong Kong way.

Protesters must be clear on goal of universal suffrage
Scottish exercise of democracy becomes anti-democracy fodder in Chinese press

As part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has been administered in a way no worse than Hong Kong has under Chinese rule. Certainly, it has had more autonomy than the so-called autonomous regions of Tibet and Xinjiang.

17 Sep 2014 - 2:48AM

As part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has been administered in a way no worse than Hong Kong has under Chinese rule. Certainly, it has had more autonomy than the so-called autonomous regions of Tibet and Xinjiang.

Scottish exercise of democracy becomes anti-democracy fodder in Chinese press
In today's China, is democracy even possible?

Chu Anping once said: "Under the Kuomintang's rule, democracy is a matter of degree, of having more or less democracy. Under communist rule, it is a choice between some and none."

9 Sep 2014 - 4:36AM

Chu Anping once said: "Under the Kuomintang's rule, democracy is a matter of degree, of having more or less democracy. Under communist rule, it is a choice between some and none."

In today's China, is democracy even possible?
Why investigators spread titillating gossip about China's corrupt officials

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communist Party is rather concerned about whether government officials are in the habit of watching pornographic DVDs and, if they do, where they keep them.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:48PM

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communist Party is rather concerned about whether government officials are in the habit of watching pornographic DVDs and, if they do, where they keep them.

Why investigators spread titillating gossip about China's corrupt officials
Fall of Zhou Yongkang no cause for hope of change

In some media reports, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection investigation of Zhou Yongkang has been described as signifying the most serious power struggle in the Communist Party since the Cultural Revolution.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:05PM

In some media reports, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection investigation of Zhou Yongkang has been described as signifying the most serious power struggle in the Communist Party since the Cultural Revolution.

Fall of Zhou Yongkang no cause for hope of change
To curb corruption, China must do more than taking down tigers

Just before July 1, the Chinese Communist Party hit the headlines with news on several high-profile corruption investigations. This could be its way of celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the party, on July 1, or perhaps it was trying to steal the limelight from the annual march in Hong Kong.

17 Sep 2014 - 5:56PM

Just before July 1, the Chinese Communist Party hit the headlines with news on several high-profile corruption investigations. This could be its way of celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the party, on July 1, or perhaps it was trying to steal the limelight from the annual march in Hong Kong.

To curb corruption, China must do more than taking down tigers
June 4 and the crimes of Nazism

Ding Zilin, the founder of the support group Tiananmen Mothers, asked recently: "Would Mr Frank Sieren please ask his ancestors what Nazism means?"

17 Jun 2014 - 4:00AM

Ding Zilin, the founder of the support group Tiananmen Mothers, asked recently: "Would Mr Frank Sieren please ask his ancestors what Nazism means?"

June 4 and the crimes of Nazism
Beijing plays on people’s fear to stop dissent as June 4 nears

In the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, the Chinese government has gone on the offensive. Citing various absurd reasons, it has detained a large number of people who have either criticised the government in the past or whom authorities believe may do so.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

In the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, the Chinese government has gone on the offensive. Citing various absurd reasons, it has detained a large number of people who have either criticised the government in the past or whom authorities believe may do so.

Beijing plays on people’s fear to stop dissent as June 4 nears
China's censorship goes into overdrive with ban on US TV dramas

Many Chinese fans of American television are feeling aggrieved. They cannot understand why their government is robbing them of even the small pleasures in life.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Many Chinese fans of American television are feeling aggrieved. They cannot understand why their government is robbing them of even the small pleasures in life.

China's censorship goes into overdrive with ban on US TV dramas
Xi’s crackdown on corruption won’t lead to a more open society

There is never a total new beginning in political power shifts - no "zero hour". Basic conflict can endure for half a century - like the cleavage between the bao shou pai (conservative faction) and zao fan pai (rebels) from the Cultural Revolution.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

There is never a total new beginning in political power shifts - no "zero hour". Basic conflict can endure for half a century - like the cleavage between the bao shou pai (conservative faction) and zao fan pai (rebels) from the Cultural Revolution.

Xi’s crackdown on corruption won’t lead to a more open society
Rights abuses take gloss off smiling Michelle Obama’s trip to China

As US first lady Michelle Obama concluded her week-long trip to China, The New York Times compared the visit to similar ones made by two of her predecessors.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

As US first lady Michelle Obama concluded her week-long trip to China, The New York Times compared the visit to similar ones made by two of her predecessors.

Rights abuses take gloss off smiling Michelle Obama’s trip to China
China's NPC meeting of little or no consequence

The annual sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference are taking place this week. Chinese internet users wryly noted that many of the delegates attending had rushed back to Beijing from different parts of the world in order to take part.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The annual sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference are taking place this week. Chinese internet users wryly noted that many of the delegates attending had rushed back to Beijing from different parts of the world in order to take part.

China's NPC meeting of little or no consequence
Women's rights all but invisible in Dongguan's crackdown on sex trade

"Welcome to the Year of the Whores!" This subtitle mistakenly appeared two weeks ago on a BBC news programme reporting the start of the Year of the Horse. Now China's social media users are praising the broadcaster for its "vision".

17 Feb 2014 - 3:05AM

"Welcome to the Year of the Whores!" This subtitle mistakenly appeared two weeks ago on a BBC news programme reporting the start of the Year of the Horse. Now China's social media users are praising the broadcaster for its "vision".

Women's rights all but invisible in Dongguan's crackdown on sex trade
China is moving backwards in society's quest for freer media

Is our society moving with the times? This abstract but important question was the preoccupation of our generation of Chinese journalists. We believed its answer would decide the value of our work, the recompense for our toil.

6 Feb 2014 - 1:44AM

Is our society moving with the times? This abstract but important question was the preoccupation of our generation of Chinese journalists. We believed its answer would decide the value of our work, the recompense for our toil.

China is moving backwards in society's quest for freer media
'Chance encounter' with Xi at Beijing bun shop proves very hard to stomach
Beijing wants no advice from earnest 'friends of China'

Whenever a new leadership takes over or a major Communist Party meeting is convened, Chinese intellectuals often appeal to their leaders to carry out political reform and adopt democratic constitutional rule.

23 Dec 2013 - 4:00AM

Whenever a new leadership takes over or a major Communist Party meeting is convened, Chinese intellectuals often appeal to their leaders to carry out political reform and adopt democratic constitutional rule.

Beijing wants no advice from earnest 'friends of China'
Self-censorship is Beijing's most effective gag on truth
End of China's labour camps won't halt government abuse of power
Don't believe the hype over Third Plenum
China's social media may diversify amid crackdown on celebrity bloggers

After prominent online commentator Charles Xue Biqun, better known as Xue Manzi, was detained on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes, Pan Shiyi, another household name in online media, appeared on a CCTV programme and stammered while speaking about the social responsibility of China's star bloggers.

21 Oct 2013 - 3:23AM

After prominent online commentator Charles Xue Biqun, better known as Xue Manzi, was detained on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes, Pan Shiyi, another household name in online media, appeared on a CCTV programme and stammered while speaking about the social responsibility of China's star bloggers.

China's social media may diversify amid crackdown on celebrity bloggers
Tradition of shame
19 Feb 2011 - 12:00AM
Tradition of shame
Snooze reports
28 Dec 2010 - 12:00AM
Snooze reports
Words don't wash
18 Mar 2011 - 12:00AM
Words don't wash
China doesn't need more show trials
HK's student protesters must stay focused on national education
Cracks in China's stability drive