At China Change, a few dedicated staff on a shoe string budget bring you information and produce videos about human rights, the rule of law, and civil society in China. We want to help you understand aspects of China’s political landscape that are the most censored and least understood.

Our reports and translations are regularly linked or cited by major media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Telegraph (to name a few), and we are often cited in Congressional and other governmental and NGO reports. Our interviews and profiles provide engaging, personal stories of “the change makers of China.” Our website has been cataloged in Columbia University’s human rights website collection.

Cao_YaxueThe website was founded and launched in June 2013 by Yaxue Cao and Tom M. Yaxue grew up in northern China during the Cultural Revolution, and went to college at Peking University in Beijing. She came to the United States to study literature in 1991 and stayed. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. You can reach her at yaxuecao@gmail.com, or follow her and the China Change website on Twitter (@YaxueCao and @ChinaChange_org respectively).

Tom speaks fluent Mandarin with a background in East Asian Studies and Anthropology. He lived in China for five years until the summer of 2012. He lives in Minnesota.

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