Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo is no more, but his writings and his ideas will survive. "Liu Xiaobo? Yeah, I know who Liu Xiaobo is," the airport security guard at the Shenyang airport told us as we made our...
An apology on Wednesday by United Airlines chief executive officer Oscar Munoz failed to quell Chinese furore over the manhandling of an Asian -American passenger on one of the US carrier’s flights. The apology followed a global backlash over the...
There has been controversy over the funeral of the late Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, whose ashes were scattered in the sea after a ceremony seemingly orchestrated by the Communist Party. Supporters were also angry about...
If you want to know why the European Union has shied from challenging China on its human rights record, look no further than what happened the last time a European country crossed Beijing. In November 2013, a Spanish court ordered...
China's first anti-extremism law comes into effect on Saturday, enforcing bans on full-face veils and long beards in the restive far-western region of Xinjiang. Such bans had previously only been applied ad hoc. The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region sits along the ancient...
ext week Donald Trump and the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, travel to Europe for a G20 summit in Hamburg. Who do you think will attract the most protests? Very probably Trump. But what about attitudes towards the Chinese leader,...
When Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997 after more than 150 years of British rule, the Bauhinia flower was chosen as the symbol of the new Chinese special administrative region. A giant golden statue was gifted to...
Luo Fuhe warns that Chinese researchers have to go to 'abnormal' lengths to carry out research, including buying software to bypass site-blocking firewall or even travelling overseas. Internet censorship in China is hampering scientific research and economic development in the country, a senior...
Nearly three years after sweeping pro-democracy protests filled the streets of Hong Kong, a local court delivered the struggling movement a severe blow on Friday, removing four legislators from office and assuring China greater influence over the city's government. The...
The Chinese Communist Party exercises sovereignty over 1.4 billion people. In doing so, it suppresses free speech, regulates political activity and exercises a pervasive program of propaganda in education, the arts and the news media. There are no elections...
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On a warm Sunday summer evening a few years ago, two officials from the Chinese consulate in Sydney travelled to Melbourne to send a...

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