Chinese Journalism Student Working For Foreign Media Outlet Arrested For Subverting State Power

A 22-year-old Chinese citizen was arrested on charges of subverting state power after he worked as an intern for a foreign media outlet that published articles critical of the Chinese Communist government, Chinese state media reported. On April 15 the People's Republic of China (PRC) celebrated its 6th National Security Education Day (全民国家安全教育日) to raise… Continue reading Chinese Journalism Student Working For Foreign Media Outlet Arrested For Subverting State Power

Xi Jinping Has Made It Harder To Study China, Say Taiwanese Scholars

Since Chinese President Xi Jinping came to power in 2013, it has become increasingly difficult for academics to do research in mainland China, say two Taiwanese scholars interviewed by Hong Kong-based news outlet Apple Daily. According to professor Wang Hsin-hsien (王信賢), head of the Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies of Taiwan's National Cheng-Chih University… Continue reading Xi Jinping Has Made It Harder To Study China, Say Taiwanese Scholars

The Rise and Decline of Hong Kong – From the British Colonial Era to the Chinese Communist Takeover

Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protest 2019 (by Studio Incendo via Wikimedia Commons) On 30 June 2020, the unelected, Communist Party-controlled legislature of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed by a unanimous vote a new national security law for the former British colony of Hong Kong. According to Article 1, the law was enacted for the… Continue reading The Rise and Decline of Hong Kong – From the British Colonial Era to the Chinese Communist Takeover

Chinese army enters Hong Kong for “routine rotation”

Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protest, August 18, 2019 (image by Studio Incendo via Wikimedia Commons) Military vehicles carrying soldiers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) have entered Hong Kong in the early hours of August 29 on what China's state-run media have called a "routine rotation". Hong Kong citizens who saw PLA vehicles driving… Continue reading Chinese army enters Hong Kong for “routine rotation”

China’s national security more important than Hong Kong’s autonomy, says director of Beijing’s liaison office

Wang Zhimin (王志民), Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and a member of the Communist Party Central Committee, welcomed the guilty verdict of 9 democracy activists and claimed that China's national security supersedes Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy. Wang made the remarks… Continue reading China’s national security more important than Hong Kong’s autonomy, says director of Beijing’s liaison office

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu detained by police in front of US embassy in Beijing

(Image by 张瑜 via Wikimedia Commons) Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu (王宇) was detained by police in Beijing in front of the embassy of the United States on Wednesday. According to media reports, Wang had been invited to attend a seminar on domestic violence that took place on the evening of March 27 inside… Continue reading Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu detained by police in front of US embassy in Beijing

A Chinese netizen was fined 500 yuan for sharing a tweet critical of Venezuela’s government

A Chinese netizen was fined 500 yuan (approximately US$73) for sharing a tweet critical of Venezuela's socialist government. Last week Chinese Twitter user Xiucai Jianghu (秀才江湖, @xiucai1911) tweeted out the picture of a document allegedly filed by the Public Security Bureau of Xi'an, the capital of China's Shaanxi province. The tweet appears to have been… Continue reading A Chinese netizen was fined 500 yuan for sharing a tweet critical of Venezuela’s government

Daughter-In-Law Of China’s Former Security Tsar Zhou Yongkang Slams Lack Of Rule Of Law, Apologizes To Victims Of Communist Repression

The daughter-in-law of China's former security tsar Zhou Yongkang has revealed on Twitter that she has not seen her husband for 2 months, and has criticized the Communist Party elite for not implementing a fair judicial system based on the rule of law. On January 31 Huang Wan, the daughter-in-law of Zhou Yongkang, wrote on… Continue reading Daughter-In-Law Of China’s Former Security Tsar Zhou Yongkang Slams Lack Of Rule Of Law, Apologizes To Victims Of Communist Repression

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and Racial Discrimination in the United States

Introduction "Money monopoly," said Denis Kearney in a 1878 address,  "has reached its grandest proportions. Here, in San Francisco, the palace of the millionaire looms up above the hovel of the starving poor with as wide a contrast as anywhere on earth. To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to… Continue reading The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and Racial Discrimination in the United States

Legalism And Leninism In China’s Constitutional History

When the Qing Dynasty was overthrown in 1911 and the Republic of China (ROC) was proclaimed, the revolutionaries led by Sun Yat-sen embarked on an ambitious experiment to modernise the country according to liberal Western ideals of democracy, human rights and division of powers. The new Republican government issued a Provisional Constitution which guaranteed progressive… Continue reading Legalism And Leninism In China’s Constitutional History