Kathleen E. McLaughlin is an American journalist who has been based in China for more than a decade. She has covered everything from labor abuses to politics, economics and social upheaval in China. A former political reporter in the United States, her work from Asia has appeared in a broad variety of media outlets including the PBS NewsHour, the Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle and Foreign Policy, among others.
One-third of China's workforce is made of migrants, many of whom have effectively become second-class citizens in their own country.
China is quick to censor discussion about Tibet inside its own borders.
When roadblocks fail, monks self-censor to avoid trouble.
Across the Tibetan plateau, monasteries are under tight controls.
Details are scarce, but given China's security crackdown, it's clear the situation is serious.
Wang Lijun's mysterious meeting at the US Consulate in Chengdu and rumored fallout with Chongqing's party chief Bo Xilai is sparking speculation.
China apparently doesn't want any unknowns when the man presumed to be the country's next president visits the US.
Still no clear answers about what has happened to Wang Lijun, well-known corruption fighter.
Shutting down Weibo, which has 300 million users, would be too risky.
Rumor claims Chongqing's Wang Liqun asked for asylum but city government say he's undergoing "vacation-style therapy."
A new study outlines the recent increased percentage of land grabs.