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2017/11/13 | Rongbin Han
New (and Not So New) Trends in China’s Online Censorship
The volume of online complaints on one major Internet forum has dropped significantly and dramatically since March 2013, when Xi took power. Through reducing negative information within Chinese cyberspace and blocking citizens’ access to information outside the Great Firewall, the party-state turns Chinese cyberspace increasingly into an intranet.
2017/10/31 | Tyler Prochazka
China and UNDP Study Basic Income Pilot Feasibility
Chinese academics and officials last week hosted a roundtable on Universal Basic Income with the United Nations Development Program in Beijing, suggesting China may be prepared to trial experiments on the social dividend in the same manner as countries such as Finland, Scotland and India.
2017/10/31 | Suzanne Pepper
Xi Jinping Shatters Hong Kong Handover Illusion
Chinese President Xi Jinping's report to the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China revealed once and for all that Beijing intends to exercise 'comprehensive jurisdiction' over Hong Kong, and that the 1997 promise of '50 years without change' can now be consigned to the dustbin of history.
2017/10/18 | Suzanne Pepper
The Enigma of New HK CEO Carrie Lam
New Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam has proved a master of the art of "responding without answering", enabling her to glide smoothly from one crisis to the next and emerge as the only person Beijing was willing to entrust with the top job.
Chinese Soccer's Corporate Social Responsibility Problem
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has long been an important concept for sports organizations around the world keen to be seen as a force for good. Yet in China, where soccer in particular suffers from image problems and a lack of confidence in the integrity of the game, CSR has a long way to go.
2017/10/05 | Hector Muñoz
Catalonia and Taiwan? Not the Same
It’s important to check the political reality before falling victim to emotion when it comes to discussing issues of independence.
2017/09/22 | Chublic Opinion
Why 'Wolf Warrior II' Beat Up 'Founding of an Army' at the Box Office
'Wolf Warrior II' smashed Communist Party propaganda fest 'Founding of an Army' at China's box office this summer, but while showing how far Chinese cinema has come in terms of production values, its overt and ugly patriotism left some with a bitter taste in the mouth.
2017/09/11 | Rosemary Chen
Missing Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che Goes on Trial in China
Lee Ming-che at the trial confessed to 'spreading malicious articles and speech attacking the current Chinese Communist Party and government' and 'writing articles that were intended to defame the system and subvert state power.'
2017/09/06 | Chublic Opinion
Chinese Netizens, Sports Administrators and the Undoing of a Ping Pong Hero
'It soon became clear that this was not a scheduling error, but an open revolt unprecedented in the history of Chinese Ping Pong.' Another strange happening on the Chinese Internet, unpacked by Chublic Opinion.
2017/09/01 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Is the UN not Recognizing ROC Passports?
Check out our contributing cartoonist's experience entering the United Nations Office at Geneva.
2017/08/31 | Adam Hatch
China-Taiwan Tourism: A Bellwether for Stormy Seas Ahead?
If Taiwan-China trade begins to go the way of cross-Strait tourism, it’s likely that the relationship is headed for even more difficult times, argues Adam Hatch.
2017/08/23 | David Brewster
Alarm Bells Ringing over Thailand's Chinese-Funded Canal Plans
Some security analysts worry that the canal would solve China’s famous "Malacca Dilemma" by allowing its oil tankers to avoid the narrow, crowded and vulnerable Malacca Strait and even give the Chinese navy a new route into the Indian Ocean.
2017/08/17 | Edward White
BREAKING: Hong Kong Jails 'Political Prisoners' Wong, Law and Chow
Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law are being described as Hong Kong’s ‘first political prisoners’ after being sent to prison for actions in the days before the 2014 Umbrella Movement.