Sophie Beach: Blocked By The GFW With China Digital Times
CNR: So how has CDT grown and changed since then? Have your goals changed? Where are you going with it and what do you see CDT becoming?
Sophie: CDT has grown tremendously since then, both in terms of readership and in range of content we post. Even over the past six years, the quantity of China reporting has just exploded, as has the number of bloggers who cover various aspects of China news, politics, and society. We try to filter through this abundance of information to save our readers the trouble of doing it themselves. Over the past year or two, we have begun to focus more on providing content from the increasingly rich and dynamic Chinese blogosphere, both in Chinese and translated into English. We are constantly experimenting with new features to see what works and what doesn’t, and we are currently exploring ways to improve the aggregating process so we can focus more time and energy on original content and translation.