(直轄市). Part of the first-level Provincial Level of the Administrative Division of China, it indicates one of four large cities that functions as provinces in themselves: Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Tianjin.
After Forced Demolitions, Farmers Left with No Means to Survive
Amid the economic downturn, the CCP deprives farmers of their primary sources of income by destroying pig sheds and gardens.
“Welfare for Autocrats”: How China Uses Welfare as a Tool for Surveillance
A new book by Jennifer Pan shows how the CCP, under the pretext of “elimination of poverty,” uses its “Dibao” livelihood guarantee program to better watch over political and religious dissidents.
Islamic Symbols Removed from 300+ Hui-Run Businesses in Yunnan
Star-and-crescent and other symbols, also writings in Arabic, are purged from shops and restaurants, as the CCP enforces its plan to “sinicize” China’s Muslims.
Uyghur Traditional Houses Destroyed by the CCP: Another Tool of Cultural Genocide
A fascinating study by Timothy Grose shows how the “Three News” brutal campaign in Xinjiang is transforming domestic spaces to eradicate Uyghur identity.