• Thomas Yan speaking in Hamburg. Photo provided by the author.
    Tasteless Chicken Ribs

    Beijing wants to turn Hong Kong into a little China and put it under the central government’s direct control. It broke its promise to allow citizens suffrage in Hong Kong’s first general election. The 2017 general election will be like chicken ribs: flavorless, but not bad enough to throw out.

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  • The Tibetan singer Gembey
    Tibet/China: Artists have to tread an incredibly fine line

    “The censorship of music within both Tibet and China has been known to reach absurd heights.” In this article originally published by Free Muse on July 9, author Dechen Pemba highlights the dangers surrounding cultural expression as well as the beauty of the work created by musicians in Tibet.

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  • Cartoon: Russia-China Veto
    Cartoon: Russia-China Veto

    A UN resolution was jointly vetoed by China and Russia, which would allow the International Criminal Court to investigate human rights violations and war crimes in Syria. Editorial cartoonist Hassan Bleibel depicts this telling move in today’s Curated Cartoons.

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