The artist whose song became a Tiananmen Square anthem falls foul of state sensitivities
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Monday 30 December 2013
The deaths are the latest in a string of violent outbursts where local Uighur Muslim people want greater autonomy from Beijing.
Monday 23 December 2013
1. Which musical broke single-day sales records in March, taking more than £2m in less than 14 hours?
Monday 02 December 2013
David Cameron realises that this remains a tricky trip for him
Sunday 17 November 2013
Two auxiliary police officers were killed and a further two injured before the attackers were shot dead in the clash
Thursday 19 September 2013
Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has compared his plight to that of his father, Bo Yibo, a revolutionary hero, and said that one day his name will be cleared.
Thursday 22 August 2013
Disgraced Communist Party chief says corruption confession was forced out of him
Monday 19 August 2013
Her back catalogue includes an unflinchingly eloquent promenade play about the life of a sex-trafficked girl and a lethally mordant satire about power and privacy in the era of glossy celebrity journalism. So the imaginative range and penetration of twenty nine year old Lucy Kirkwood's oeuvre were well established. But nothing had quite prepared one for the sheer theatrical boldness and thematic sweep of Chimerica, her remarkably ambitious, three-hour exploration of the fast-changing and complex relationship between the United States and China.
Friday 26 July 2013
This river journey through boom-time China's lower depths is worthy of Dickens or Hugo
Friday 07 June 2013
'A regrettable tragedy that could have been avoided,' he later said of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre
Tuesday 04 June 2013
“Today”. “Tomorrow”. “That year”. “That day”. “Special day”. “Massacre”. “Big Yellow Duck”.
Friday 31 May 2013
The families of protesters killed during the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing have written an open letter strongly criticising the new leadership of Xi Jinping for failing to introduce political reforms.
Saturday 20 April 2013
One child good, two ... a nightmare
Friday 15 March 2013
If local unrest swells into national protest, will they choose liberalisation or repression
Thursday 14 March 2013
In only the second peaceful transition since the Communist Party took power, the 59-year-old becomes China's Premier for the next 10 years
Tuesday 13 November 2012
China's authoritarianism has many faces, but rarely does it appear in the friendly, grandmotherly guise it has taken over the past week, as thousands of older women have shown up on the streets of the capital, their vigilant eyes eager to ferret out the smallest signs of trouble.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
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