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...

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...

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...

Praise and Peril for Online Whistleblowers

Song Lin was, until Thursday, the chairman of China Resources, a conglomerate operating in China and Hong Kong. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has since announced...

The Best and Worst of Times for China’s Film Industry...

Jury members at the China Film Directors’ Guild Awards this month denied suggestions that their decision to withhold the best picture award was a protest against censors’...