25 Years Ago: Thousands Chant for Democracy

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...

China Silent On Fatal Kunming Railway Knife Attack

Julie Makinen reports for The Los Angeles Times on the Chinese government’s silence after the March Kunming railway knife attacks which took the lives of 29 and injured more...

Minitrue: Mistresses, Housing, and Handshakes

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.  State Council Information Office: All websites...

Lucrative Stardom Using a Webcam and a Voice

David Barboza at the New York Times looks at live karaoke performances on YY.com, a popular Chinese social network website that features real-time voice and video service as...

China’s Workers Restive And On Strike

As companies from Wal-Mart to the world’s largest shoe-maker, Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, face disgruntled employees,  Alexandra Harney at Reuters describes a growing...

How Big Is Weibo’s Censorship Discount?

Leonid Bershidsky argues at Bloomberg View that the value of Weibo’s “less-than-stellar” lower end public offering ($3.46 billion compared to Twitter’s...