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Why has China arrested over 1,000 members of an odd religious sect in rural China?  In this piece…
Dec 22, 2012
A lot has been written about the Chinese Communist Party's 18th Congress but  in this essay for…
Nov 30, 2012
In the current issue of the New York Review of Books ( clickable here, no paywall ) I have the…
Nov 5, 2012
One of China's most popular bloggers, Han Han can still write zingers but he increasingly seems…
Oct 1, 2012
In the Oct. 11 issue of The New York Review of Books , I have an essay on the Chinese writer Yu…
Sep 22, 2012
A while ago, headline like this for a story on China's economy would have seemed outrageous, but I…
Sep 7, 2012
I actually enjoy the Olympics a lot and have spent a fair amount of time in front of the TV over…
Aug 10, 2012
Not all books in China are pirated, thanks to China's growing middle class. A good example is the…
May 29, 2012
Paywall alert, but if you're a subscriber, I have a piece  in the current issue of the NYRB  about…
May 21, 2012
What's the best course for the blind lawyer, Chen Guangcheng, and what can western countries do…
May 3, 2012
After the FLG crackdown in the 2000s, qigong was largely banned in China. But along with other…
Jan 14, 2012
The recent uprising in Wukan is often seen as a sign of regime instability. But could it be…
Dec 22, 2011
Despite continuing repression, religious life in China continues to expand and even flourish.  In…
Dec 4, 2011
[/caption]As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 anniversary approaches, we still have little idea…
Aug 30, 2011
The arrest of the dissident artist Ai Weiwei has bothered me quite a bit and  in this NYRB blogpost…
Apr 24, 2011
This picture of President Eisenhower meeting with, among others, one of the leaders of the Muslim…
Feb 5, 2011
I have a post today in the New York Review of Books on the recent Communist Party Plenum in China.…
Oct 20, 2010
I'm back in China and have a review of Richard McGregor's insightful new book on the Communist…
Sep 13, 2010
The debate about the ground-zero mosque has polarized Americans. Here's  my take in USA Today  on…
Aug 22, 2010
I guess we can debate why it took nearly a decade, but here's my take,  fwiw :
Aug 10, 2010

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