Tiananmen at 25: The Weekly Reading Round-Up

As the June Fourth anniversary grows closer, security measures in China continue to tighten. The anniversary’s approach has also coincided with a spate of terrorist acts in China’s western region of Xinjiang, where explosive devices detonated in a market on Thursday morning killed 31 people and injured nearly 100 more. In Shanghai, a visit by … Continue reading Tiananmen at 25: The Weekly Reading Round-Up

Bookshelf: Lenin Lives Next Door: Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow

There’s a tricky balance to writing well about expat life. Some people are so wide-eyed and enamored with their adopted homes that all they do is gush about how wonderful and fascinating and inspiring life abroad is. At the other end of the spectrum are writers who complain so relentlessly about the country they’re living … Continue reading Bookshelf: Lenin Lives Next Door: Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow

Wall Street Journal: Tiananmen Amnesia and Tiananmen Exiles

Now up at the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report blog, my new column on Rowena Xiaoqing He’s recent book, Tiananmen Exiles: In “Tiananmen Exiles,” Ms. He interviews Shen Tong and Wang Dan, both important figures in the Beijing protest movement, as well as Yi Danxuan, who was a student leader in Guangzhou. All … Continue reading Wall Street Journal: Tiananmen Amnesia and Tiananmen Exiles

Tiananmen at 25: Voices Silenced

Heading into this spring, other China-watchers and I occasionally discussed the widespread crackdown on dissenting voices that President Xi Jinping implemented over his first year in office, and we all agreed that things would probably tighten even further as the 25th anniversary of the June Fourth massacre approached. Unfortunately, that prediction has proven true—even more … Continue reading Tiananmen at 25: Voices Silenced