Kathleen E. McLaughlin
Kathleen E. McLaughlin is an American journalist who has been based in China for more than a decade. She has covered everything from labor abuses to politics, economics and social upheaval in China. A former political reporter in the United States, her work from Asia has appeared in a broad variety of media outlets including the PBS NewsHour, the Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle and Foreign Policy, among others.
One-third of China's workforce is made of migrants, many of whom have effectively become second-class citizens in their own country.
By 2020, sociologists expect an “extra” 35 million Chinese men — that's roughly the population of Canada.
Connecting the dots from 2008's Lhasa riots to the spate of at least 21 recent self-immolations.
China is quick to censor discussion about Tibet inside its own borders.
When roadblocks fail, monks self-censor to avoid trouble.
Across the Tibetan plateau, monasteries are under tight controls.
Details are scarce, but given China's security crackdown, it's clear the situation is serious.
Wang Lijun's mysterious meeting at the US Consulate in Chengdu and rumored fallout with Chongqing's party chief Bo Xilai is sparking speculation.