Chinese Communist Party

Person of the Week: He Weifang

CDT is expanding its wiki beyond the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon to include short biographies of public intellectuals, cartoonists, human rights activists, and other people pushing for change in China. The wiki is a work in progress. 贺卫方 He Weifang has argued that the Chinese Communist Party...

Chinese Labor Camp Prisoner Who Wrote S.O.S. Letter Escapes China

Sun Yi was anxious. The polluted haze of a December morning in Beijing blended with his uneasiness and apprehension as he approached the airport departure passport check. He knew the odds against him. At any moment the border official could tear his passport to pieces, together with his chance for ...

China’s New Industrial War

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a new program for economic warfare, one that follows a path well trodden in the history of industrial competition. According to a source in China who conducts business at the top levels of the CCP, the new program was launched in mid-2015 to early 2016 as a lega...

Freed Chinese Labor Camp Prisoner Meets Oregon Woman Who Found His S.O.S. Letter

Sun Yi was anxious. The polluted haze of a December morning in Beijing blended with his uneasiness and apprehension as he approached the airport departure passport check. He knew the odds against him. At any moment the border official could tear his passport to pieces, together with his chance for ...

Oregon Woman Found Letter From Chinese Labor Camp Prisoner, Now Meets Him as Free Man

Sun Yi was anxious. The polluted haze of a December morning in Beijing blended with his uneasiness and apprehension as he approached the airport departure check. He knew the odds against him. At any moment the border official could tear his passport to pieces, together with the chance for freedom. T...

Beijing Targets South Korean Economy After Antimissile Deployment

Following the United States’ deployment of an antimissile system in South Korea—which began yesterday after another missile test from North Korea—Beijing has expressed strong opposition towards both Washington and Seoul. The deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) sy...

Leadership Transition Clues Emerge Ahead of Legislative Meeting

Speculation that Xi Jinping may be aiming to defy his conventional 10-year  term limit has been mounting over the past two years. With Xi expected to begin his second five-year term and simultaneously tighten his grip on power by leveraging support from recently promoted allies at the 19th Party...