The buzzing flies of the West

The buzzing flies of the West

A hardline commentary from Seeking Truth journal warns of foreign conspiracies to destabilize China.
People power and order under heaven

People power and order under heaven

Former CMP fellow Zhang Ming writes about the need better mechanisms to ensure people can make their voices heard.
Meeting Mr. “Hot Phrase”

Meeting Mr. “Hot Phrase”

People's Daily Online gives a bootlicking rundown of 12 of the president's top "hot phrases," including "the new normal."
The shoe that fits: China’s “rule of law”

The shoe that fits: China’s “rule of law”

The People's Daily argues (once again) that China cannot copy Western notions of "rule of law."
Notes on China’s “new normal”

Notes on China’s “new normal”

Chinese internet expert and former CMP fellow Hu Yong writes about five dark highlights of the past year.
Blaming citizens for OGI failures in China

Blaming citizens for OGI failures in China

A recent Guangdong report shows that just 12 percent of citizens' requests for access to government information were answered in the applicant's favour.
A softer touch on soft power

A softer touch on soft power

A Chinese official argues that China should have a less rigid and less "government tinted" approach to advancing its cultural soft power.
China leads the world in media corruption, says expert

China leads the world in media corruption, says expert

Former CMP fellow Zhan Jiang says media corruption in China is endemic.
Your public account is history

Your public account is history

The Cyberspace Administration recently announced the closure of 133 public accounts on WeChat dealing with history.
The long shadow of the Pu Zhiqiang case

The long shadow of the Pu Zhiqiang case

On January 11, rights defense lawyer and former CMP fellow Pu Zhiqiang spent his 50th birthday behind bars.

CMP Editorial

Why Southern Weekly?

Posted on 2013-02-18 CMP director Qian Gang explains why protests last month calling for freedom of speech in China began at the Southern Weekly newspaper. Why was the paper's New Year's edition so important, and such a point of contention?

Media buzzword

红二代
hóng èrdài
Second-Generation Reds
The term “second-generation reds,” or hong er’dai (红二代), refers to Chinese who born in the 1960s and early 1970s (before the end of the Cultural… Read

Comic China

In what he says will be his "last satirical cartoon" before he switches entirely to puff commercial work, artist Cheng Tao depicts China's internet as a virtual prison.

The Anti-Social List

This post about a story from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists revealing that the daughter of former premier Li Peng held millions in a Swiss HSBC account was deleted from Sina Weibo today.

CMP Fellows column

The long shadow of the Pu Zhiqiang case

Posted on 2015-01-20
On January 11, rights defense lawyer and former CMP fellow Pu Zhiqiang spent his 50th birthday behind bars.

A letter to Beijing police

Posted on 2015-01-07
The following open letter addressed to Beijing police was written by former CMP fellow Zhai Minglei (翟明磊).