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China Change Urban Grid Management and Police State in China: A Brief Overview
By Wu Qiang, published: August 12, 2014 A model for a contemporary police state. Urban grid system is nothing new. In ancient Rome, the grid was the standard layout of military camps. Urban grid planning, from the very beginning, bore the marks of militarized management. In Beijing, the grid-like streets and alleys (hutongs) have a lot of to do wit [...] Keep reading »
China Change Why Is Constitutionalism Impossible Under the CCP?
By Xiaokai Xiang Published: July 8, 2013   The fundamental irreconcilability between constitutionalism and a Leninist political party.    Recently, China’s state-owned media has issued a number of articles bombarding constitutionalism, starting a war of words. Among these, one that is rather weighty is an editorial in the Global Times [...] Keep reading »
China Change Two Approaches to Securing Freedom in China
By Zhang Dajun   The appeal of a revolution is gaining momentum.   Many in China are fighting for freedom. People with different worldviews have their own perspectives on how best to achieve this goal. These people fall into two groups. The first favors a gradual and linear transition from tyranny to freedom. The other sees no way other t [...] Keep reading »
China Change The Last Ten Years
By Xu Zhiyong China’s rights movement through the work of Gong Meng.    1 April 25, 2003, as SARS emptied out the streets in Beijing, I sat in front of my computer reading about the Sun Zhigang (孙志刚) coverage, tears quietly welling up in my eyes. Over the second half of 2002, I had started to investigate the laws concerning custody a [...] Keep reading »
China Change 24 Years On
By Mo Zhixu, published: June 4, 2013 By all means, the student movement in the spring of 1989, from its emergence to its development, was a surprise. It started with the sudden death of Hu Yaobang (胡耀邦), the reform-minded CCP General Secretary who had recently been taken down by Deng Xiaoping, China’s real ruler at the time. It escalated wh [...] Keep reading »
China Change Chiang Chang-kuo and the Democratization of Taiwan
By Chang Tieh Chi A rebuttal to some Mainlanders’ tendency to romanticize Chiang Ching-kuo in the discussion of Taiwan’s transition to a democracy in late 1980s. Chang Tieh Chi (張鐵志) is a Taiwanese commentator on politics and music and authors of multiple books. He’s currently the editor-in-chief of City Magazine in Hong Kong.   P [...] Keep reading »
China Change Beijing Observation: Document No. 9 Regresses Further from “5 Nos”
By Gao Yu, published: May 16, 2013 Walk through the recent ideology bugle call that accumulated in CCP General Office’s Document No. 9 in late April, and observe the mindset of Chinese leaders and their frantic effort to take control of public expression, with Beijing-based independent journalist and commentator Gao Yu. The “5 Nos” (五 [...] Keep reading »
China Change Assessing the State of Nerves of the CCP
This past week was, by any measure, an interesting week in China. Last Saturday, May 4th, Chengdu residents planned, after days of online mobilization, to have a “stroll” in a downtown area protesting an oil refinery and petrochemical plant known as the PX project to be built in Pengzhou, about 30 kilometers away from the city. People worried a [...] Keep reading »
China Change The Ya’an Earthquake: Donation Revolt in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
By Qing Lang, translated by Jack Qing Lang (晴朗) is a commentator for Radio Free Asia’s Cantonese service. You can read the original here. Whether or not the Ya’an earthquake was a man-made disaster, whether or not the Three Gorges Dam influenced Sichuan’s geological structure, these are not questions that a short commentary is able to ans [...] Keep reading »
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