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30

Sep

The hidden history of protest in China and Hong Kong - Vox

Jeffrey Wasserstrom brings us up to speed.

25

Sep

One-third of Chinese online retailer Alibaba’s founders are women. Here’s their story: (via Alibaba’s Maggie Wu and Lucy Peng: The dynamic duo behind the IPO)

One-third of Chinese online retailer Alibaba’s founders are women. Here’s their story: (via Alibaba’s Maggie Wu and Lucy Peng: The dynamic duo behind the IPO)

23

Sep

I am not going anywhere. The issues facing the Uighur are in China, and the resolution of these issues is also in China. If I have to be imprisoned, then I will remain in a Chinese prison. After my release from prison, I will still be in China seeking a future for the Uighurs. If I die, I have only one desire: to be buried in my hometown. It would be enough of a solace for me.
Ahead of the sentencing of Uighur economist Ilham Tohti, his own words from China Change.

20

Sep

Why is Ai Weiwei Breaking Into Alcatraz? by Chinese Characters contributor Christina Larson for Smithsonian Magazine.

Why is Ai Weiwei Breaking Into Alcatraz? by Chinese Characters contributor Christina Larson for Smithsonian Magazine.

19

Sep

Deep Inside the Wild World of China's Fracking Boom

This is your China long read this week. Video, visuals, text, and a pressing subject. From Climate Desk and partners.

17

Sep

China Muslim scholar rejects 'separatism' evidence as widely criticized trial opens | Reuters

The trial of economist Ilham Tohti has begun. You might remember him from Ananth Krishnan’s chapter in Chinese Characters.

The government prescribes a curriculum, makes schools and teachers teach the curriculum, forces (or lures) students to master the curriculum, and monitors students’ progress with standardized testing. It starts as early as school begins.

20

Aug

5 Things to Know Ahead of Beijing’s Decision on Hong Kong Political Reform

A list from the Wall Street Journal

14

Aug

Worth a watch, from Tom Wang and Sharon Lovell.

05

Aug

In China, More Girls Are on the Way

Is China’s “gendercide” over? Christina Larson reports for Businessweek