Women Shut Out of Wealth Accumulation

In an interview with Shanghaiist, Leta Hong Fincher discusses the way China’s real estate boom has shortchanged women, the main focus of her Tsinghua PhD dissertation:...

In China, a Big Jet Becomes a Status Symbol

Joe Sharkey at The New York Times reports that though there isn’t a solid infrastructure to support their use, business jets in China have become a status symbol among the...

Play Addresses Growing Fear for Journalists in HK

The Washington Post reports on a play that recently premiered in Hong Kong inspired by the brutal “gangland-style” knife attack on former Ming Pao editor Kevin Lau...

Minitrue: Hu Jintao Visits Hu Yaobang’s Home

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.  Central Propaganda Department: The media...

25 Years Ago: Hu Yaobang, 73, Dies in China

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the nationwide, student-led democracy movement in China, and the subsequent military crackdown in Beijing. To mark the occasion, CDT is posting...

Officials With Ties to Zhou Under Investigation

Xinhua reports that Zhao Miao, a senior Party official from Sichuan, has been placed under investigation for corruption. While Zhao is from the former base of former security chief...