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04

Jun

For One Tiananmen-Era Student, a Very Different Path to Power

What happened to the student who didn’t go to Tiananmen Square? Fascinating report in The New York Times.

03

Jun

China really was like a Communist country back then. Everyone was really friendly and really supportive of the students. They felt that the students’ requests were reasonable and justifiable.
Hu Jia on the Continuing Crackdown, interview with Ian Johnson for The New York Review of Books: ‘You Won’t Get Near Tiananmen!’

30

May

As China heightens security to protect its people against further terrorist attacks, it should look to other nations for both positive and negative examples and closely consider how to defend against terrorism in a manner that will prevent further alienating the great majority of Uyghurs who oppose violence. The lessons from last week — when authorities were busy arresting schoolgirls in headscarves and then shooting their mothers, while at the same time the bomb-makers prepared and executed their atrocity unhindered — should give Chinese leaders pause.
James Millward writes in the Los Angeles Review of Books: China’s Two Problems with the Uyghurs |

16

May

(via A Trip Back to Beijing — Courtesy of Xu Zechen and Eric Abrahamsen | Megan Shank in The LARB Blog)

15

May

This is what makes the issue of waste so different from China’s other pollution woes: Chinese consumers, as much if not more than industry or the government, are at the root of the problem.

05

May

How captives in one of China’s “black jails” pieced together their location and brought charges against their assailants. In Caixin.

04

May

Now, made in China: India’s gods and goddesses

Ananth Krishnan on commodities and Krishna, in The Hindu.

03

May

China’s Censored World

Evan Osnos, who wrote a chapter in Chinese Characters, has a new book coming out. But it won’t be coming out in China. Here’s why.

30

Apr

How Women Lost Out as China's Property Market Boomed

Christina Larson in Businessweek. Who’s name is on the deed to your home?

03

Apr

Captured in a Chinese tiger hunt

One of the most powerful men in China could become the most senior official to be found guilty of corruption ever. In the Financial Times.