CDT eBook: Decoding the Chinese Internet

In 2009, a strange creature emerged on the Internet from China. It was the grass-mud horse, a dopey alpaca frolicking in the Mahler Desert. It starred in a popular music video, staring...

The Economist: Xi Who Must Be Obeyed

Chinese President and CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping has made it onto the cover of The Economist yet again, and is this time the subject of two articles in the most recent issue....

Now Available for iOS: CDT App

China Digital Times has made our content more readily accessible to iOS users through our new app, now available for free download at the App store. Readers can easily use their smartphones...

Sensitive Words: Sending Away the Plague God (Updated)...

Update: The play on words in the blocked keyword “Liu Yunshan” is now explained. As of September 18, 2014, the following search terms were blocked on Sina Weibo (not...

New Media Watchdog to Catch “Immoral” Journalists...

A crackdown on alleged extortion by journalists, in particular the 21st Century Media Company, has led the Beijing government to set up a commission targeting “immoral”...

In China, Companies Learn Business of Human Rights

Human Rights Watch’s China Director Sophie Richardson writes at The Globe and Mail that with harsh tactics reported in a string of recent antitrust probes, “in effect,...