Written by Omair Uthmani. Internet censors have a new target. The Chinese and Russian governments recently announced plans to block the use of “virtual private networks” (VPNs), which are a key tool for people trying to avoid internet restrictions and surveillance.
Written by Derek Ye Xiao Di. Cross-Strait relations in China entered a so-called “cold peace” (冷和平) period when Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) did not explicitly acknowledge the “1992 consensus” upon coming to power in 2016. Consequently, there was another round of internal debate about whether the Chinese government should […]
Written by Thilo Kunkel & Yiran Su On June 14, Chinese president Xi Jinping highlighted the importance of soccer development in China during a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino. Xi emphasized the societal role of soccer due not only to its nature as a competitive sport, but […]
Written by Hwee-San Tan. International concerns for the loss of intangible culture due to the impact of globalization prompted UNESCO’s programme of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2001. China’s kunqu opera and guqin seven-string zither were among the first art forms to be […]
Written by Alan R. Thrasher. Traditional Chinese instrumental music can be divided into several quite different domains, each with regional subtypes and repertoires. Most prominent are: a) qin 琴 (7-string zither), zheng 箏 (large bridged zither), pipa 琵琶 (lute) and other solo instrumental genres; b) the regional sizhu […]
Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Cambridge University Press (CUP) has announced that it is reversing its decision to comply with demands from the Chinese authorities to remove more than 300 articles appearing in the China Quarterly (CQ), the field leading China Studies journal that CUP publishes. CUP apparently took […]