South China

Protesters Condemn Beijing Migrant Crackdown

Following a deadly fire on November 18, authorities initiated a crackdown on unsafe dwellings that led to the eviction of tens of thousands of migrant workers in Beijing. Netizens angrily recalled official usage of the term “low-end population” to refer to the workers disproportionately af...

State Council Expands State Security Agents’ Powers

China’s State Council this week released new definitions of conduct punishable under the 2014 counterespionage act, which will empower state security agents to bar foreigners from entering China if they are considered likely to conduct activities that threaten national security. At the South C...

Legislation Aims to Limit CCP Influence in Australia

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull plans to introduce legislation to limit foreign contributions to political parties. The legislation, which is modeled on the United States’ Foreign Agents Registration Act, applies to all foreign countries, but appears to be targeting Chinese influen...

General Being Investigated for Bribery Kills Himself

Zhang Yang, the former head of the Central Military Commission’s political work department, committed suicide last week, according to Chinese state media reports. At the time of his death, Zhang was under investigation for graft and his connection with two corrupt former senior military figures,...