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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.

02

Apr

Continuing on that path it will not take long to reach the point of no return where all opportunities for healthy interaction will be lost, and a vicious cycle pushes the two sides farther and farther apart.
Writer Wang Lixiong on Xinjiang’s cycle of violence , reported by Ananth Krishnan for The Hindu

03

Mar

But we use different terminology and lenses for incidents involving Tibetans and Uyghurs than for incidents involving Han Chinese alone. In the official narrative of the PRC—and, generally, in the language used by foreign observers as well— Uyghur and Tibetan political incidents are considered almost by definition to be ethno-nationalist, ‘splitist,’ or ‘separatist,’ if not ‘terrorist.’
James Millward commented in China File on Feb. 13, 2014. Read more perspectives: Are Ethnic Tensions on the Rise in China?

02

Mar

How China Made Sure There'd Be No 'Touch of Sin' at the Oscars

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Feb

(via What’s it like to be disabled in China? – James Palmer – Aeon)

30

Jan

Ilham Tohti, economist and critic of the economic development model in Xinjiang, figured prominently in a chapter of Chinese Characters. He has been arrested on suspicion of “breaking the law” and advocating violent protest among Uighurs. Ananth Krishnan gives an update on the case on PRI’s The World.

(Source: pri.org)

29

Jan

Gorgeous map of the largest annual migration in the world, from web services company Baidu. Happy new year!

Gorgeous map of the largest annual migration in the world, from web services company Baidu. Happy new year!

28

Jan

A portrait of Shanghai from the perspective of New York chef Eddie Huang; Shanghai | VICE United States

26

Jan

Back in China, Watching My Words

Must read this weekend: Helen Gao on returning to China.

25

Jan

Chinese Politics class at Queen's University in Canada

Chinese Characters is an assigned reading (PDF class syllabus)