A new series attempts to integrate traditional Chinese cultural ideas with the Communist Party’s official Marxist ideology, with mixed results.
The Mao suit has a fascinating history. Vast quantities of this ‘people’s uniform’ were made for soldiers during the Korean war – which ended 70 years ago today – including Australian POWS.
The decision-making process can be difficult to follow.
China’s Xi Xinping had trialled his COVID lockdown measures on what he callously called the ‘virus’ of the Uighurs, writes Stan Grant. COVID lockdowns are now over, but the trace of tyranny remains.
Digital media is facilitating spiritual practices in China, leading to the emergence of new online cultures and businesses.
Different translations show the nuances in the relationship between China and Russia over nearly a century.
Jiang oversaw China’s reemergence on the global stage, and sustained growth at home. But his policies also set the scene for excess and the growth of President Xi Jinping.
Xi is now the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has effectively become “leader for life” at this weekend’s congress. But his strict COVID zero policy may bring economic turmoil.
A Chinese studies expert analyses Xi Jinping’s 104-minute speech opening the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
The Chinese government’s action in Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity, says a long awaited report from UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Strikes in the British colony 100 years ago were to provide the first flourishing of militancy that would bloom into full-scale revolution in China.
The explicitly anti-democratic movement seems to have the ear of a major GOP donor – along with at least two GOP front-runners for the US Senate.
TikTok has admitted its Chinese employees have access to user data collected outside China.
Few nations know how to politicize the Olympics as effectively as China does.
The international community trumpets its commitment to ‘universal human rights’. Yet, it has failed to take real action against Beijing for its treatment of minorities in Xinjiang.
In China, Robeson continues to be remembered as a loyal friend celebrated for popularizing what became China’s national anthem and building solidarity between peoples of China and African Americans.
Taiwanese authorities are allowing its tiny contingent to attend the opening ceremony in Beijing despite a long-running dispute over its name in the Olympics.
In the past, the lack of a succession plan for China has led to political unrest in the country. If it happens again, it will also affect the world.
The International Olympic Committee’s position is clear. Human rights be damned. Refugees be damned. The Games must go on. The rest is window dressing.