Zhou Xiaoxuan, a former television intern, became a leading voice in the movement after accusing a star presenter of assault.
The classic ‘salami slicing’ tactic is to move against a foe in small increments, staying below the threshold that will provoke a response.
There are many reasons to fear a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. But the American pullout isn’t one of them.
The call was only the second time the leaders had spoken since President Biden’s inauguration. The lack of communication was a measure of the rising tensions between the two countries.
Is conflict with China inevitable?
As the country’s leader prepares for a likely third term, he is promising “common prosperity” to lift farmers and working families into the middle class.
Insurgents who seize power tend to be authoritarian but pragmatic, desperate for legitimacy and ruthless toward classes they see as hostile.
The restrictions reflect the government’s intensifying push for companies to jettison what it says are unhealthy cultural influences.
The Communist Party has declared war on idol worship, part of a broader crackdown on what it sees as toxic celebrity culture that is poisoning the minds of the country’s youth.
The detention of Kris Wu, a popular Canadian singer, has been hailed as a rare victory for the movement. But Beijing, wary of social activism, has cast it as a warning to celebrities.
Beijing accused Washington of a “thinly veiled attempt to contain and suppress China,” in remarks released before talks with a visiting U.S. diplomat had ended.
A wave of nationalistic music, theater and dance is sweeping China, part of Beijing’s efforts to improve the party’s image and strengthen political loyalty.
A century after the Communist Party’s founding, China’s leader said foreign powers would “crack their heads and spill blood” if they tried to stop its rise.
The improbable rise of a superpower that was born in the rubble of dynasty and fears it may yet meet the same fate.
Neighbors are urged to report on one another. Children are taught to look for traitors. Officials are pressed to pledge their loyalty.
One year ago, the city’s freedoms were curtailed with breathtaking speed. But the clampdown was years in the making, and many signals were missed.
New and improved attractions dedicated to the Communist Party’s history, or a sanitized version of it, are drawing crowds.
The forced closure of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper is the latest worrisome sign for journalists in the Chinese territory.
Tong Ying-kit, who hit officers while riding a motorcycle with a protest flag, is accused of terrorism and inciting secession. He could be sentenced to life in prison.
The husband-and-wife team atop Soho China had already been keeping a lower profile than they did during an earlier, freer era of the country’s economic revival. Now they are selling their real estate business to Blackstone.
Doug Guthrie, once one of America’s leading China bulls, rang the alarm on doing business there. He spoke about his time at Apple.
When the technology giant first started doing business in China, it thought it would change the country. Decades later, the reverse is true.
Xi Jinping’s remarks to top Communist Party leaders suggest Beijing will focus on courting allies rather than easing its rhetoric against the U.S. and Europe.
Even when the Communist Party eases rules, it is only confirming that such rules exist — and that they are the party’s to dictate.
For decades, couples were generally limited to one child to slow population growth. With a potential demographic crisis looming, the government now wants them to have more.
The move is the Communist Party’s latest attempt to reverse declining birthrates as a demographic crisis looms.
Hundreds of protesters, many students or college-educated, face potentially stiff sentences after Beijing’s crackdown. Those behind bars already battle isolation and disillusionment.
To stay on the good side of the Chinese authorities, the company has made decisions that contradict its carefully curated image.
The country is locked in a demographic crisis. But the figures also showed rising education and urbanization levels.
In most of China, women are being urged to have more babies, to shore up a falling birthrate. But in Xinjiang, they are being forced to have fewer.
On social media, the director’s fans blurred out her name and turned images on their sides to evade the censors. “People should be celebrating,” one writer said.
Sun Dawu, a rural tycoon who has been a thorn in the Communist Party’s side, was detained in November as the party moved to silence critics and keep the private sector in line.
As China stifles dissent in the city, news outlets have found themselves in the authorities’ cross hairs.
President Biden’s vow to work with China on issues like climate change is clashing with his promise to defend human rights.
Patriotic films. History lessons. Mass weddings. The Chinese Communist Party is going into overdrive to celebrate its 100th birthday.
The punishments over an unauthorized peaceful protest point to what critics say is the shrinking space for dissent in Hong Kong.
John Kerry, President Biden’s climate envoy, is pressing China to do more to address global warming. But he faces an emboldened Beijing leadership that thinks the United States has lagged behind.
The proposal, initiated by the Chinese central government, is intended to make it difficult for democracy advocates to hold office and would criminalize organized protest votes.
Beijing, which can’t afford to let its attack on civil liberties scare away global banks and financiers, is offering them a big tax break and other perks.
China’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign got off to a slow start. It is now trying to catch up, through a mixture of freebies and the occasional threat.
The movie is part of Beijing’s wide-ranging new propaganda campaign to push back on sanctions and criticism of its oppression of the Uyghurs.
Public awareness of the issue is growing in the country, spurred in part by the work of Uyghur activists, and that is increasing pressure on the government to take action.
New rules give the bodies power to investigate all potential candidates, meaning opposition politicians face steep odds of even being allowed to run.
Far more work is needed to understand how the pandemic began, the report says, but it is not clear that Beijing will cooperate. “We may never find the true origins,” an expert said.
As President Biden predicts a struggle between democracies and their opponents, Beijing is eager to champion the other side.
At his news conference on Thursday, the president provided a revealing look into how he viewed the threat from Beijing.
The promise of universal suffrage has animated the city’s politics for decades. Beijing’s latest moves could finally extinguish that hope.
The Biden administration’s strategy to curb Beijing’s behavior faces a stiff challenge as China uses its economic, diplomatic and military might to deflect criticism.
Modest measures can reverse the dangerous decay in relations.
Secrecy and politics will likely hang over the cases involving two Canadian men, who have been held largely in isolation for more than two years.