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Truck Drivers in Multiple Chinese Provinces on Strike Demanding Better Treatment

Truck drivers in multiple provinces in China have decided to go on strike, demanding that the Chinese authorities address their grievances. In the cities of...

China’s moon mission will probe cosmic dark ages

On 21 May, China plans to launch a satellite with a vital but unglamorous mission. From a vantage point beyond the moon, Queqiao, as...

China criminalizes the slander of its ‘heroes and martyrs,’ as it...

China's Communist Party has always understood the importance of policing its history. On Friday, it tightened the screws another notch with a new law banning...

Another problem with China’s coal: Mercury in rice

Mercury pollution is a problem usually associated with fish consumption. Pregnant women and children in many parts of the world are advised to eat...

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...
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