The west must maintain its financial support for culture and cultural diplomacy. If it fails to do so, China’s gain in global influence and trade will be our loss.
We used to think that as China became wealthier, it would become more like the west. Yet the country is being transformed by internal disputes between its new right and left, with unpredictable consequences for the world
As western powers cut back their spending on international broadcasting, China launches an offensive to win the continent's hearts and minds.
This week we are producing a digital version of the New Statesman in Mandarin, to evade China's internet censors. Here's why.
Censorship and oppression have obliterated creativity in China, Ai Weiwei tells Angie Baecker.
If it is true that you won’t understand Chinese society through Xinwen Lianbo (Chinese state television’s daily news programme), you should not build a picture of China’s legal system from its law
The re-education through labour system (known in Chinese as laojiao) is a form of punishment with “Chinese characteristics”. It can be handed down without a trial or prosecution and defence.
Early one summer morning in August, travelling from Golmud to Lhasa on the Qinghai-Tibet Highway, we came across the first checkpoint.