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
...

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...

Zhou Yongkang’s Hometown Rises To His Defense...

China’s leaders have “appeared remarkably tolerant” of journalists and “curiosity seekers” who “stalk” former Communist Party...

Documentary Explores Beijing’s Graffiti Culture...

Texan Lance Crayon, in China since 2009, has produced a documentary film exploring the tiny street art scene in China, where graffiti is surprisingly “safe” and “open.”  ...