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Gendering the Youth: China and its censorship on effeminacy 

Written by: Alyah Albader On September 2, 2021, the Chinese government had put a ban on effeminate men from all entertainment platforms – including TV, video games, and social media. The ban was announced following subsequent attempts by the government to enforce “revolutionary culture” which tighten the mobilization of media and censors any social threats that […]

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Wolf Warriors turned rabid: Could China’s nationalist public become the government’s undoing?

Written by: Aaron Sidhu “I am truly sorry. We tried our best, but we have let everyone down.” These are not the words you would expect to hear from an Olympic silver medallist. But when Chinese badminton star Li Jinui returned to Beijing after a heated finals defeat, this is what he posted on social […]

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No Palace was Built in a Day: Xi Jinping’s Pillars of Power

Was anyone surprised on 25th February, when China’s constitutional amendment package revealed that President Xi Jinping can now potentially keep his power for a limitless amount of time? Xinhua News Agency announced the amendment that simply proposed removing the line, ‘China’s President and Vice President shall serve no more than two consecutive terms.’ Referred to as the ‘core’ of the party leadership and increasingly simply as the ‘leader,’ a title only dedicated to Mao in the past, Xi Jinping can now stay for a third term beyond 2023, or even pursue a life-long rule.