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Increasingly frequent social conflicts and economic downturn have not only presented China’s regional governments with overwhelming financial pressure, but also caused the central government a serious funding problem for its stability maintenance system.
For decades, China watchers played down the rise of a viable opposition to the Communist Party, citing the invincible iron hand of the Party and excessive government controls, which made it impossible for citizens to organize.
On May 17, 2012, the Hong Kong-based online journal iSUN AFFAIRS published the article “ Who Rescued Chen Guangcheng? ” (誰救了陳光誠?東師古村秋後算帳). It gives a detailed account of the escape of the blind legal advocate who later sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing . The article states that the...
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Family members of Sun Hui Today’s eyewitnesses are the family members of former Beijing University student Sun Hui. Sun was born in Ningxia in 1970, the youngest of three siblings. He has an older brother and an older sister. His parents, who are employed in the mining industry, worked very hard in...
Roger Garside China: A Wolf in the World? By George Walden Gibson Square Books Limited August 2008 304 pages, $22.29
Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong Christine Loh Hong Kong University Press July 2010 (HC), February 2011 (PB) Hardcover & paperback: 372 pages When Christine Loh was a little girl growing up in Hong Kong, she had a fascination with the Communist Party of China (CPC),...
The early morning of April 10, 2011, was not quiet for long in Hong Kong’s Western District as people began to congregate in front of the police station there. Activists unrolled large green and white banners in Chinese and English.
In the month since Charter 08 was first issued on December 9, 2008, the Chinese authorities, in addition to detaining one of its signers, independent intellectual Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) , have mobilized police forces across the country to summon, threaten, harass and monitor other signers. The signers...
[PDF Print version] Blind Shaft (2003, 92 mins.) written, produced and directed by Li Yang. Adapted from the novel Sacred Wood by Liu Qingbang. Director of Photography: Liu Yonghong. Principal cast: Song (Li Yixiang), Tang (Wang Shuangbao), Yuan (Wang Baoqiang). China/Germany/Hong Kong. In Mandarin...


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