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2018/11/05 | Global Voices

After Fan Bingbing & Meng Hongwei, Nobody Is Safe in Xi Jinping's China

Both the starlet and the cop are victims of Xi's newest repression tactic: liuzhi, or retention in custody.

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.

2018/12/05 | Yu Jie

OPINION: Meng Hongwei's Disappearance Reveals an Ugly Internal Truth

It's a glimpse into the murky political waters where Beijing thrives at controlling outcomes – and in which Meng himself was not simply a victim.

2018/09/12 | Policy Forum

OPINION: Time to Say Goodbye to 'Chinese Taipei'

A proposal to compete as 'Taiwan' rather than 'Chinese Taipei' in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics serves as a warning to Beijing.

2020/11/10 | Roy Ngerng

What’s Behind Taiwanese Support for Trump?

There’s not much that Taiwan can do about China’s threat. But the government can address the economic and social sources of insecurity.

2021/07/01 | Deutsche Welle

China: Xi Jinping Says Beijing Will No Longer Be Bullied During CCP 100 Year Anniversary

The Chinese Communist Party celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a flyby of jets and helicopters over Tiananmen Square.

2017/10/27 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: All the President's 'Yes' Men

This week's unveiling of a new Politburo Standing Committee included no clear successor to Xi Jinping.