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Tania Branigan

Tania Branigan

    Uphill battle for Chinese feminists
    Uphill battle for Chinese feminists
    When half a dozen topless women took to the roadside in Guangzhou city recently bearing signs calling for female equality, it looked like the latest...
    ?Tiananmen Square protests and crackdown - 25 years on
    ?Tiananmen Square protests and crackdown - 25 years on
    Twenty-five years after the bloody military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, China is seeking to quell all discussion of...
    Female graduate wins first gender bias lawsuit in China
    Female graduate wins first gender bias lawsuit in China
    When recruiters said they couldn't hire her because they needed a man, Cao Ju got angry. Then she got a lawyer.
    China’s slow thaw on single mums
    China’s slow thaw on single mums
    After her boyfriend left her when she was six months pregnant, taking all their savings, Xiao Pan dared not tell her family. Unable to have a...
    Sino-US talks nosedive over Japan
    Sino-US talks nosedive over Japan
    United States Vice-President Joe Biden’s trip to Asia was supposed to focus on economic co-operation. Instead, it is being dominated by the...
    Cloudfunding: R325m to make it rain in China
    Cloudfunding: R325m to make it rain in China
    In scenes reminiscent of the 1985 Kate Bush song Cloudbusting, the ministry of finance announced on Thursday that it had allocated 199-million yuan...
    Swift trial expected for China's Bo Xilai
    Swift trial expected for China's Bo Xilai
    The explosive tale of power, money and murder made headlines around the world. The ruthless, charismatic figure at its heart has not been seen for...
    China throws the book at Bo Xilai
    China throws the book at Bo Xilai
    The former Chinese politician Bo Xilai, who once enjoyed great influence within the ruling party, has been indicted for bribery, corruption and...
    Jia Zhangke: I’ll break China’s silence
    Jia Zhangke: I’ll break China’s silence
    Although A Touch of Sin’s themes of injustice and exploitation are familiar territory for Chinese director Jia Zhangke, its style is...
    Long division pares down Korean dream
    Long division pares down Korean dream
    Unified Korea is a desperate, dystopian country, beset by police tyranny, ravaged by organised crime and roamed by a growing underclass of...
    Long division pares down dream of a unified Korea
    Long division pares down dream of a unified Korea
    Unified Korea is a desperate, dystopian country, beset by police tyranny, ravaged by organised crime and roamed by a growing underclass of...
    Calling North Korea's bluff takes nerve
    Calling North Korea's bluff takes nerve
    The United States and South Korean combined forces command in the South has stepped up surveillance of the North and added intelligence staff as...