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People of the Week: Old Friends of the Chinese

Zhōngguó rénmín de lǎo péngyou 中国人民的老朋友 Old Friends of the Chinese People Mourning an old friend: photoshopped image from the time of Mao’s death. (Artist: Rebel Pepper 变态辣椒) Official parlance for world leaders and others who have visited China and shown their sup...

“Hidden Ruler” Wang Huning Steps Onstage

Of the five new arrivals on China’s top Politburo Standing Committee at last month’s 19th Party Congress, none has attracted as much recent scrutiny as Wang Huning. Wang was once the youngest professor in the history of Shanghai’s elite Fudan University, coaching its debate team an...

Uyghur Activist Rebiya Kadeer’s Relatives Detained

Human rights NGO Amnesty International has released an “urgent action” call for the release of as many as 30 relatives of U.S.-based Uyghur human rights activist Rebiya Kadeer that the organization says have been arbitrarily detained. Reuters’ Ben Blanchard reports on Amnesty̵...