Zhang Zhan, Vaclav Havel, and ‘picking quarrels’

This week, the Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan was sentenced to four years in prison after having been detained in May on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Zhang’s crime: being one of the ....

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China’s exploitation of academic freedom in the US

According to Sun Tzu, “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” China’s campaign to gain non-military advantage internationally has been relentless, and it benefits from the opportunities that open societies provide ....

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No, China didn’t grow in the second quarter

China’s official statistics and “independent experts” who repeat them are often frustrating. When the Communist Party is tense, they’re outrageous. For weeks, the party telegraphed plans for Q2 to start a magical economic recovery reflecting Xi Jinping’s ....

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