Chinese Communist Party

Mosque Demolition Protest Ends with Compromise

Thousands of Hui Muslims gathered at the Weizhou Grand Mosque in Ningxia last week in an attempt to stall government plans to demolish the newly built structure. The forced demolition threat came after authorities issued a notice on August 3rd demanding the mosque be torn down by Friday, citing th...

Beijing Denies Accusations of Rights Abuse at Xinjiang Camps

Recent months have seen an increasing amount of international attention and criticism of China’s targeted persecution of Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang, where an ongoing anti-terrorism campaign has been revealed to include the mass detention of ethnic minorities in a system of extralegal political...

CCP Launches Patriotic Education for Intellectuals

The Chinese Communist Party has launched a new campaign aimed at “enhancing patriotism” among the country’s intellectuals. Academics are urged to toe the party line in the latest move to further tighten ideological control in universities, following earlier calls for greater “ide...

HRW: China Cracks Down on Tibetan Social Groups

A new report from Human Rights Watch examines China’s practice of targeting political dissidents and civil society initiatives through an anti-organized crime campaign that criminalizes traditional Tibetan social activities. A press release from HRW summarizes the report, which comes out ahead...

Human Rights, Political Control Hit PRC Soft Power

According to a yearly survey published by the consultancy Portland and the University of Southern California, China now ranks 27th in the world for soft power, falling two places since last year. China has made soft power a key policy objective, devoting between $10bn and $12bn a year to improving i...

Three Years After “Black Friday,” China’s War on Law Continues

Monday was the third anniversary of the beginning of the "709" or "Black Friday Crackdown," in which hundreds of rights lawyers and others were detained. While most were swiftly released, others were accused, in a state media blitz featuring several televised forced confessions, ...

Minitrue: July 1 Anniversaries, Shanghai School Attack

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Important points for implementation by those on duty on July 1: 1) Immediately update Party propaganda ...

Minitrue: On U.S.-China Trade Tensions

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Propaganda notice: First, regarding the U.S.-China trade conflict: Three "Don’t Relays"...