‘They Are the Best Feminist Activists in China’

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On March 8, International Women’s Day, Chinese police detained five women for planning a protest against sexual harassment. With their detention now stretching into its second week, the activists have yet to be formally charged — an …

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Chinese Doubt Their Own Soft Power Venture

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On Sept. 27, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong read loud a letter written by President Xi Jinping at a ceremony in Beijing celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Confucius Institute (CI) program, an international chain of academic …

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The Fight Against Mooncake Graft Goes Digital


On Aug. 20, U.S. ice cream giant Haagen-Dazs posted an advertisement on its Chinese social media feed letting customers know how easy it could be to send ice cream mooncakes for the upcoming harvest festival. “The most …

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Mahmud — Not Just Another Mainland Tourist in Hong Kong

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The Chinese government has intensified its political and religious control over China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, where terrorist attacks allegedly perpetrated by Muslim Uighur separatists have killed scores of people in recent months. Even outside their Xinjiang homeland, Uighurs …

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