Human Rights and Chinese Interests

At The Diplomat, the Project 2049 Institute’s Julia Famularo writes of the need to persuade China that upholding human rights is in its own national interest: Beijing has consistently...

Word of the Week: Stable Bottom

稳腚 (wěn dìng): stable bottom Homophone of “stability” (稳定 wěndìng). Beginning under former president Hu Jintao’s leadership, the Communist Party has gone...

Minitrue: Police Beat Homeowners in Chengdu

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted...

25 Years Ago: Violent Protests Reported 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...

Sensitive Words; Xi Jinping’s First Wife, More...

As of April 22, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function).
  • Ke Lingling (柯玲玲): Xi Jinping’s former
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The Perils of Going Online in Xinjiang

In July 2009, following violent riots in Urumqi, authorities shut off Internet access throughout the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region for 10 months. Almost five years later, Internet...