Zhang Ming

Views & Analysis

Public order, private peril

Following a recent case in which a man from Jilin was jailed for possessing allegedly illicit videos, Professor Zhang Ming writes that China is a society completely without protected private space. Read More

Views & Analysis

Learning to forgive the unthinkable

Writing in Southern Metropolis Daily, People's University of China professor and CMP fellow Zhang Ming explores the historical impulses that spark outrage when Chinese come across competing ideas that are politically "wrong." Read More

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Trust in China’s new media era

Even as the nature of information sharing in China has been transformed, many government officials cling to an old mindset. Building trust, writes Zhang Ming, means learning to accept and accommodate not just two-sided but multi-dimensional communication. Read More

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Can China’s universities be saved?

The "stench of death" is thick in Chinese higher education, says CMP fellow Zhang Ming. And the only way out of the morass is to open up the sector to private and foreign investment, even if it means bringing church-run universities back. Read More

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Learning to live with “extreme ideas”

In a thoughtful piece that might refer as much to recent attacks against artist Ai Weiwei in China's official press as to plans at Peking University to screen students for "radical thoughts," Zhang Ming writes that China must learn to tolerate extremes, or forever spin in place. Read More
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