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The long shadow of the Pu Zhiqiang case


On January 11, Pu Zhiqiang (浦志强) celebrated his 50th birthday behind bars. It’s impossible to know what emotions Pu, a lawyer known for his deft and candid style, was feeling on that day. But many…

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The War on Thought


Since the fifth generation leadership team of the Chinese Communist Party assumed office three years ago they have taken drastic steps to curb freedom of expression and overpower religious and civil organisations not sanctioned by the Party. The Weiquan…

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In the Year of the Goat, we must bell the Chinese cat


Despite the optimistic posturing of Australia’s Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens, China’s economy is in trouble, and it’s time for Australia to readjust its policies to recognise the looming downturn. Australians, led by Treasurer Joe…

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Stay Up Late: The Best Bars and Clubs in Missouri


If you’ve planned most of your trip to Missouri already, you’ve probably chosen which attractions to visit during the day. But how should you spend your time at night? Missouri has a variety of bars,…

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Plan a Restorative Health and Wellness Retreat in Alexandria, VA


Alexandria is a popular weekend escape for history buffs, art lovers, and foodies from Washington D.C. and neighboring areas. It’s also the perfect place to take a restorative break for stress recovery. Whether you’re planning…

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Discover America’s Native Heritage


The United States has a rich history that extends far beyond white settlement. Thousands of years before Europeans arrived, Native American tribes flourished across the land. Connect with our nation’s roots and learn more about…

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3 Best Brunch Spots in Jacksonville


Brunch is an essential, integral part of a vacation, regardless of whether you’re alone, traveling with your beloved, or enjoying a family vacation. Sure, sipping a mimosa or bloody mary during the daytime is a…

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What to Do on a Long Layover at O’Hare


As one of the busiest airports in the world for both domestic and international flights, O’Hare International Airport is one place you could often find yourself on a long layover. But don’t fret. O’Hare has…

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The Effects of Pre-Exsisting Conditions and Getting Life Insurance


Life is uncertain. When it comes to providing for your loved ones, a life insurance with decent coverage can add some peace of mind to the equation. Knowing that your family will be financially taken…

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The Responsibilities of a Certified Nurse Practitioner


If you wish to pursue a career in medicine, more specifically, in the field of nursing, nothing can be better than to become a nurse practitioner. But what is a nurse practitioner? Well, an NP…

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In China, a church-state showdown of biblical proportions


Christianity is booming in China, propelling it toward becoming the world’s largest Christian nation. But as religion grows, it spurs a government crackdown. HANGZHOU, CHINA — There’s nothing secret about Chongyi Church, one of the…

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