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At China Change, a few dedicated staff on a shoe string budget bring you information and produce videos about human rights, 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 or translations have often been linked or cited by mainstream media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Telegraph (to name a few), and Congressional reports. Our interviews and profiles provide engaging, personal stories of “the change makers of China.” Our website is collected by Columbia University’s human rights website collections.

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, DC. You can reach her at, or follow her (@YaxueCao) and the China Change website (@ChinaChange_org) on Twitter.

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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