Lin Zhao Changed My Life: Interview With Filmmaker Phoebe Liu

She was executed by firing squad at Shanghai’s Longhua Airport in 1968 at the age of 36, and her family was ordered to pay five cents for the bullet that killed her. Filmmaker Phoebe Liu, director of “5-cent Life,” an English-language biopic of Lin Zhao

Three Gorges Dam: A Costly Political Project with an Uncertain Future

When Li Rui book On the Project of Three Gorges Dam was published in Hong Kong, he wrote, “I have said all I could say. My sincere heart could be seen by both the divine and mankind.” Worried about the dam’s future, he also told his granddaughter, “If the Three Gorges Dam causes major issues one day, please remember that your grandfather was always against it.”

China: Celebrity Blogger Gets Four Years in Jail for Criticizing the Chinese Communist Party

Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Beijing to release celebrity blogger Liu Yanli who was recently sentenced to a four-year prison term for publishing negative comments on Chinese leaders on social media. Chinese celebrity blogger Liu Yanli, 45, was sentenced on April 24th to four years in prison by the Dongbao District Court in Jingmen […]

Fighting COVID-19 with Propaganda: ‘Chinese Communist Party' Feeds Us as Like a Mother

BAI LIN | BITTER WINTER During the coronavirus outbreak, China intensified indoctrination efforts demanding residents to pledge their eternal love to the ruling party and its leaders. Political birthdays—an expression of loyalty to the Party In 2019, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) issued two documents—Opinion on Strengthening the Party’s Political Construction and Opinions […]

China: Fighting Deadly Viruses with Marxism and Maoism

Bai Lin | Bitter Winter The coronavirus epidemic is not over, but China’s propaganda hails President Xi Jiping, socialism with Chinese characteristics, and “revolutionary spirit” for beating it. Most of China’s schools have been closed due to the spread of the coronavirus, and classes are primarily taught virtually. For schoolchildren in the southeastern province of Jiangxi, learning […]

Yasuhiro Matsuda: Beijing Will Feel Secure Only When Hong Kong’s Freedoms Are Completely Crushed

I think that passing the National Security Regulations sooner than later is Beijing’s first priority. Because we all think that the situation in Hong Kong has gotten to this point because the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has refused to allow the people free elections. But Beijing’s thinking is quite the opposite. The mentality in Beijing is, “Why is Hong Kong so chaotic now? It’s because they have too much freedom

China Jails Guangxi Publisher For Corruption After Books Banned

Prior to his arrest, He Linxia was a celebrated figure in China’s publishing industry and had been nominated as one of its Top 10 People of the Year. In his last book, It showed how Mao Zedong, who had always been a kind of godlike figure in the party-state, won power within the party. You could say that it smashed a lot of the myths that the party has always promoted to the people.”