Thinking About China

Most recent Thinking About China blogs and columns

  • Villagers demand the authorities to take action over illegal land grabs by local government officials. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Touch of Sin: A Factual Representation of 21st Century China

    It was until after I watched Jia Zhengke’s A Touch of Sin, which original name in Chinese meant “predestined”, that I realized why he gave... Read more

  • Protesters rallying against a plant producing paraxylene (PX) in front of the government headquarters in Maoming, south China's Guangdong Province, on April 3, 2014. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Shows Taiwan How to Handle Protesters

    Here are the titles of just a few of the editorials coming out in Chinese state-run media about the ongoing student-lead Sunflower Revolution in Taiwan:... Read more

  • David Kilgour (on stage, R) stands with Taiwanese student demonstrators outside Legislative Yuan, Taipei, April 8, 2014. Students have been occupying the Yuan for three weeks, protesting a controversial trade pact with China. (Courtesy David Kilgour)

    Standing With Taipei Student Sunflower Movement

    Notes delivered outside Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, Taipei, April 8, 2014. Dear fellow democrats, Permit me to congratulate the many thousands of you for having demonstrated... Read more

  • Commercial and residential property in Pudong, Shanghai, on August 2, 2013.  (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

    Problems of China’s Economy Pop Up Everywhere

    Every year, the highlight of the “two sessions” is the “government work report.” This year, however, it was somewhat different. After the report was released,... Read more

  • A paper sunflower is in the foreground as activists rally outside parliament in support of student protesters occupying the building in Taipei on March 21, 2014. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uncensored: Taiwan’s Sunflower Revolution

    So, word of advice. When you have 10,000 students peacefully protesting because of concerns the government may be making decisions that will erode human rights... Read more

  • Foreign journalists interview Chinese rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong in Beijing on May 2, 2012. Jiang is currently detained by police in Jiansanjiang in Heilongjiang Province and is believed to be suffering torture. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages)

    Courage Challenges Regime of Illegality in China

    Seeking justice in China requires being willing to pit weak flesh and blood against the steel of oppression. Four human rights lawyers who took that... Read more

  • George Karimi in Stockholm, Sweden, in October 2011. (Tobias Elvhage/Fenix Film)

    The View From Inside China’s Brutal Prison System

    By now many of us heard the Chinese Communist Party’s promises to close its system of forced labor camps. While I sincerely hope this comes... Read more

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at a press conference after the closing ceremony of the second session of 13th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on March 13, 2014. (ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

    Scripted Press Conference With Firecracker in the Wings

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s press conference at the conclusion of the National People’s Congress on March 13 lasted 1 hour and 50 minutes. The whole... Read more

  • Villagers gather to receive their share of 1 million yuan (U.S. $165,000) paid out in year-end bonuses by a tea company at their village in the suburb of Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 20, 2014. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Currency Faces Critical Test in the Next Few Weeks

    With the ending of China’s two big political meetings (Political Consultative Conference on March 12 and the National People’s Congress on March 13), the time... Read more

  • A Chinese home buyer makes inquiries about a new apartment project on display at a real estate fair in Yichang, central China's Hubei province on May 18, 2012. (AFP/AFP/GettyImages)

    Will China Be the Next Real Estate Bubble to Burst?

    Real estate in China has experienced a remarkable expansion in recent years. This development, however, has not gone parallel with the demand for real estate... Read more

  • Li Wei-ling holds a sign that reads "Without press freedom, Hong Kong is in catastrophe," during the “Free Speech, Free Hong Kong” march on Feb. 23, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    As Press Freedom Is Silenced, Hong Kong People Must Beware

    Commentary HONG KONG—There is constant controversy over press freedom in Hong Kong media. Commercial Radio recently underwent an unusual staff reshuffle in which Chief Executive... Read more

  • Central, Hong Kong. (YU KONG/EPOCH TIMES)

    Pressure and Worries Haunt Hong Kong’s Upper and Middle Class

    Commentary HONG KONG–The third suicide in three weeks at JPMorgan Chase took place a few weeks ago when project manager Dennis Li jumped to his... Read more

  • A man (L) leaves a currency exchange booth in Hong Kong on November 22, 2012. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Who Hijacked the Chinese Economy?

    Of late, Chinese media outlets are mentioning ever more frequently that other countries are staging a “currency war.” In articles claiming “China has become the... Read more

  • A frame-grab taken from China’s state television CCTV shows armed soldiers on a street in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, on March 16, 2008, a few months before the Beijing Olympics. Tibetan groups report that the Chinese regime violently cracked down on protests throughout Tibet at that time, resulting in an unknown number of deaths and disappearances. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Regime’s Propaganda Welcomed by Stanford University

    A propaganda show is playing at Stanford University, the latest incursion in a silent war being waged in large cities, small rural towns, and most... Read more

  • A frame grab taken from China's state television CCTV shows armed soldiers on a street in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, on March 16, 2008, a few months before the Beijing Olympics. Tibetan groups report that the Chinese regime violently cracked down on protests throughout Tibet at that time, resulting in an unknown number of deaths and disappearances. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    Stanford University Welcomes Chinese Regime’s Propaganda

    A propaganda show is playing at Stanford University, the latest incursion in a silent war being waged in large cities, small rural towns and most... Read more

  • (L-R): Shiping (Sarah) Lu, Chinese labor camp survivor;  Roy Bar-Ilan, Manager, Falun Dafa Israeli Information Center; Member of Parliament Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of Israeli Parliament; David Kilgour; Ethan Gutmann, investigative journalist and author of "Losing the New China." (Courtesy of David Kilgour)

    Ending Organ Pillaging / Trafficking in China

    17 February, 2014 Honourable members of the Knesset, Permit me to thank you for the welcome given to the recent delegation from Canada.  The visit... Read more

  • Chinese police round up alleged sex workers and clients at an entertainment center in Dongguan, in southern China's Guangdong province on Feb. 9, 2014. Raids on several venues involved in the illegal sex trade were shut down after China Central Television revealed a dozen hotels in Dongguan offered sex services. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    What Made Dongguan China’s Sex Capital

    Last week, when many Chinese were wondering who would be the next big hit in the ongoing anti-corruption campaign, a China Central TV news program... Read more

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    Looking Back: How the West Failed China With the Beijing Olympics

    This opinion piece was originally published in 2008.  The International Olympic Committee (IOC), it happened on your watch. You let another Berlin 1936 happen right... Read more

  • Are Western Media in China All a Bunch of Wusses? | China Uncensored

    Bloomberg News has been accused by the New York Times of killing an article by Michael Forsythe that would have exposed connections between one of... Read more

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    China Seeks to Dominate, but Can’t Even Make Milk Powder

    There is a lot of big talk in China these days about becoming the world’s dominant power. I just wonder if China can surpass New... Read more


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