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. By Nectar Gan, published by CNN on July 31, […]
A pandemic did not stop the Chinese government from dismantling, destroying and modifying visible signs of religious display during the Covid-19 crisis and its efforts have ramped up in its wake. Online […]
Probe International has added its support to a letter signed by more than 60 MPs urging the Canadian government to take action against top Chinese officials in response to “human rights atrocities” […]
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? By Echo Xie for South China Morning Post, July 6, 2020 China’s huge flood defence network in the south of the […]
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 […]
Canada’s flag is draped all over the national pride of China. The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn / June 25, 2020 Torrential rains battering southern China have once again prompted alarm about […]
Stand firm, Trudeau! Probe International’s Patricia Adams, along with more than 50 other Canadian thought leaders, have called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to resist pressure to end extradition proceedings against Huawei […]
New images from inside Beijing’s travel arteries show a stopped Beijing as the battle to contain the coronavirus outbreak brings one of the world’s most populous cities to an eerie halt.
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: The likelihood that we are on the cusp of a new cold war must factor into our economic decision-making. In this opinion piece for the National Post, Patricia Adams of Probe International asks: “Would it have been prudent for Canada to cast its lot with the Soviet Union in the 1950s, when the geopolitical winds were blowing belligerent?”
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan province in southwest China late Monday night, followed by a series of aftershocks measuring over magnitude 5.0 reports China’s official Xinhua news agency. Historical data indicates the event is an unprecedented one for the area.
On the 30th anniversary of Beijing’s June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square massacre, Probe International Fellow, environmental activist and China’s best-known investigative journalist, Dai Qing, delves deeper into the events leading up to and following the shocking and brutal crackdown that rocked a country on the brink of massive political reform and social change. A book that works as a retrospective documentary in affect, Deng Xiaoping in 1989 challenges the black-and-white dichotomies of “autocracy vs. democracy” and “government vs. students,” including correspondence from military generals who opposed the crackdown, soldiers’ experiences and eyewitness accounts of the “Tank Man,” the unidentified protester who stared down a column of tanks rolling through Tiananmen Square the morning after troops had opened fire on thousands of civilians – an iconic image of resistance since immortalized as a global symbol of pro-democracy protest.
Li Rui, who died on Saturday at 101, “saw himself as a conscience of the revolution and the party,” said Roderick MacFarquhar, the late Harvard scholar of Chinese history. “But he had grave doubts about the system he spent his life serving.”