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Chinese factory supplying major laptop brands accused of student labour abuses

The world’s biggest laptop brands rely on Chinese student labourers as young as 16 to work 12-hour days on factory production lines, with their...

In China, the people who barely exist

I watched the old man for about an hour before I approached him. He sat on a dirty blanket on the street corner, bent...

China’s Rights Crackdown Is Called ‘Most Severe’ Since Tiananmen Square

GENEVA — China is systematically undermining international human rights groups in a bid to silence critics of its crackdown on such rights at home, a watchdog...

Dropouts a concern for China’s evolving economy

Every day after lunch, Madam Qu Yexiu used to potter around her house in north-west China doing housework and looking after her two-year-old grandson. Now,...

The Souls of China and Shanghai Faithful reviews

Ian Johnson and Jennifer Lin sensitively explore formal belief in post-Mao China. For Karl Marx, religion was the creation of productive forces, “the sigh of...

There is no place in academia for craven submission to Chinese...

Imagine if the British government could eradicate the miners’ strike from history. Not just by deleting all news coverage but by preventing the academic study of...

The media’s biased reporting on China serves the rich and powerful

This month, a leading newspaper ran a column bashing China by two former U.S. intelligence officials. The piece claimed that the United States loses $600 billion...

China’s Tencent Takes Down Chatbot After it Criticizes the Ruling Party

Chinese internet giant Tencent has taken down a local, Chinese-language chatbot developed with Microsoft's artificial intelligence by a Beijing-based company after it was less...

In China, Despair for Cause of Democracy After Nobel Laureate’s Death

For years, the fiery band of activists pushing for democracy in China looked to Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Nobel Peace laureate, as a source...

Inside the 2017 Yulin dog meat festival

WARNING: Confronting content AS FAR as I know, I’m the only Australian journalist to ever go inside the Yulin dog meat festival. From the moment I...
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