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Liberal Think-tank Unirule Evicted From Beijing Offices

On Tuesday, one of China’s last remaining liberal think-tanks, Unirule, was evicted from its Beijing offices. The leasing company even went as far as to weld the office doors shut, temporarily imprisoning the employees in an act that serves as a fitting metaphor for the increasing restrictions...

Liu Xia Leaves China After Years of House Arrest: Reactions

Liu Xia left Beijing for Berlin on Tuesday morning, ending the years of extralegal house arrest that followed her husband Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize award in 2010. She is said to be physically frail but in good spirits, in contrast with her reported despair earlier this year. She may atten...

Academic’s Dismissal Stokes Fears of Party Influence

Financial Times’ Emily Zeng reports that the University of Nottingham Ningbo—the first Sino-UK joint venture university in China—has removed a British academic from its management board, in alleged response to an article he had written criticizing the Chinese government. The academic, Stephen ...

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"...

Police Break Up Latest Veteran Protest for Welfare Rights

PLA veterans have staged demonstrations against paltry pensions and inadequate welfare support in front of government offices across China over the last few years. (the AP reported that over 50 such demonstrations occurred in 2016 alone.) In response to this trend, China opened its first Ministry of...

Trump Clashes With Congress Over ZTE Rescue Deal

In April, the U.S. Department of Commerce levied a crippling $1.19bn fine and seven-year export ban on Chinese tech giant ZTE for violating Iranian and North Korean trade embargoes, and failing to punish those responsible. President Donald Trump then overruled this, tweeting a personal commitment to...

Tibetan Found Guilty of Refugee Espionage in Sweden

A Tibetan refugee living in Sweden was last Friday found guilty of gathering information for China on fellow Tibetans in the region. The 49-year-old Tibetan man, Dorjee Gyantsan, has been sentenced to 22 months in jail. The AP’s Jan M. Olsen reports: The Sodertorn District Court, near Stock...

Exiled Lawyer Warns of “Long Arm” of Chinese Government Influence

Exiled Chinese human rights lawyer and activist Teng Biao is calling attention to the “long arm” of China’s global influence operations, which have led to increasing self-censorship on the part of Western companies and other institutions seeking access to the Chinese market. Edward...