China’s Social Credit System will collect big data on every single citizen by 2020. In the latest MERICS expert podcast, Shazeda Ahmed examines the motivations, challenges and perceptions of the system.
YCW discusses the cultural value and political utility of calligraphy in modern Chinese society with Li-Hua Ying, Chinese professor at Bard College.
Fan Popo is an independent filmmaker and LGBT activist based in Beijing. He studied screenwriting at the Beijing Film Academy. After his graduation in 2007 he became a leading figure of China’s queer cinema scene. His documentaries on LGBT and
In this insightful interview, Molly Roberts discusses her research into the inner workings of censorship in China, and why the Chinese government doesn’t remove as many negative comments as people think.
Chief Editor of Initium, a Hong Kong-based online platform, speaks to YCW Partner MERICS about journalistic principles in a restrictive political environment.