Evaluating the Urban-Rural Wealth Gap

The hukou, or household registration, system has long divided China’s urban and rural residents, by limiting where people can live and what services they can access in places...

CDT Bookshelf: JFK Miller on “Trickle-down Censorship”...

Between 2005 and 2011, Australian JFK Miller served as editor-in-chief of the Shanghai-based English-language entertainment magazine That’s Shanghai. Coming to China...

HK Exam Highlights CCP’s Stance on Democracy

Hong Kong students this month are sitting through the ongoing and notoriously stressful Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exam, the only public exam in the region’s...

Polluting Plants Shut by Officials Found Still in Use...

A recent round of inspection checks by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has found that a number of factories that were ordered to shut down due to environmental...

The Publicity War Between Beijing and Guo Wengui

In interviews with New York-based Mingjing News last month, Chinese real estate tycoon Guo Wengui levied unproven allegations suggesting that the corruption targeted by ...

Word of the Week: Dama Era

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are...