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About Charles Humphrey

Charles Humphrey has been a China researcher since 2008 and living, working, traveling and writing in and on China since 2009.

Articles by Charles Humphrey

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Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.


Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Chinese Communist Party takes a line from the Catholic Church

The notion of an end to corruption under the current system of government is a logical impossibility. Corruption is riven into the fabric of Chinese society.

Comic sign of social change?

Chinese stand-up Zhou Libo blurs the line between comedy and political critique, discussing political taboos and poking fun at the Communist Party. How long will the government turn a blind eye?

China’s housing bubble

Economists be damned, when the country that is being touted as the future of global capitalism is building entire cities that nobody can afford to occupy, we need to pause and work out what’s going on
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