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17

Oct

Protest art in Hong Kong. (via Public Radio International/Matthew Bell)

(Source: youtube.com)

15

Oct

Ian Johnson reports: Once a Symbol of Power, Farming Now an Economic Drag in China

11

Oct

What’s the same and what’s different about Americans and Chinese?

(Source: youtube.com)

06

Oct

I do believe the mainstream within the Chinese Communist Party did learn the lesson 25 years ago. And I do believe that most of them don’t want to send the PLA to Hong Kong to deal with this. It’s suicidal. I don’t even believe that if the similar thing happened in China in Beijing again, that they would send PLA tanks again. PLA tanks in Hong Kong streets? I don’t believe so.

02

Oct

Meet Some of Hong Kong’s Protesters

Short profiles of five protesters, in the Wall Street Journal.

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.