Held incommunicado since February, writer and activist Xu Zhiyong will receive PEN America’s 2020 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award.
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In September, President Xi Jinping stunned and dazzled during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly when he pledged carbon emissions in China would peak before 2030 and the country would […]
The Three Gorges Dam was designed to tame China’s longest river. But this summer’s record rains reveal its limited ability to control floods.
As Beijing officials and Three Gorges Dam operator, China Three Gorges Corporation, praise the hydro giant for its performance and benefits during a time of punishing floods and some of the heaviest […]
Is China set for a redo of its 1998 flood crisis?
July 9 marks a grim anniversary for lawyers and activists in China. As fears mount Hong Kong will soon encounter a similar crackdown, July 9 is also a day of recognition: a […]
Stand firm, Trudeau!
The virus may be “natural” but governments have made the crisis. Although the circumstances are new, says Queen’s University law professor, Bruce Pardy, the pattern is not: the larger the welfare state, the more it stands in the way of well being. Don’t double down: turn around.
More than one hundred China experts and senior political figures have signed an open letter describing the Chinese Communist Party government’s cover up of COVID-19 as “China’s Chernobyl moment.” The group of signatories, who include some of the world’s leading authorities on Chinese politics, law, and modern history, say that the Chinese government’s rule by fear endangers Chinese citizens—and the world.
What’s the difference between the 2018 Federal Court of Appeal decision to quash federal approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion and the FCA’s 2020 decision to uphold cabinet’s approval of the project? The heroes and villains have changed places. Read between the lines with legal expert Andrew Roman.
Meng extradition hearing has drawn close scrutiny from advocates for human rights and judicial reform in China
Canada must use Meng Wanzhou’s fight against extradition to the U.S. to send a clear message to China, and not the wrong one.
The son and daughter of one of China’s most famous pro-democracy activists applaud the freedom Meng Wanzhou enjoys in Canada to make her case in court. Canada, they say, must use the opportunity to celebrate “the principles that animate those proceedings at every possible opportunity.”
Opinion: Everybody is warming faster than average. Is all this just fake news? No, it’s all true. How is that possible? Because of the word ‘average’. Legal expert Andrew Roman goes behind the hot and getting hotter headlines.
Join Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, renowned politologist and one of Romania’s most outspoken and brave public figures, for the Seymour Martin Lipset Memorial Lecture on Democracy in the World this coming Wednesday, November 6, at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.
Legal expert Andrew Roman digs deep into the bombshell report on the SNC-Lavalin affair issued by Canada’s Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, and criticisms of that report by Errol Mendes, a professor of constitutional and international law at the University of Ottawa. Who was right, who was wrong? Read on.