Comic China

A look at how creative illustrators are taking to the internet and social networks to explore the dark and humorous side of contemporary China.

Comic China

Panda Pressure

In this cartoon by Cheng Tao, China and its ruling Chinese Communist Party are depicted as a sadistic Panda bear riding on the back of Hong Kong, which is blinded by a red (CCP) blindfold and coaxed forward toward the "carrot" of democracy. The carrot is labeled "dream," a reference to Xi Jinping's "Chinese Dream." Read More

Comic China

Pick a puppet, any puppet

On September 31, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress issued strict procedures for the election in 2017 of Hong Kong’s next chief executive. The NPC proposal essentially gave China's central government the right to decide who could and could not stand as a candidate for Hong Kong's top office. Chinese artist "Perverted Pepper" responded with a political cartoon. Read More
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