CDT eBook: Decoding the Chinese Internet

In 2009, a strange creature emerged on the Internet from China. It was the grass-mud horse, a dopey alpaca frolicking in the Mahler Desert. It starred in a popular music video, staring...

Phrase of the Week: Have Everything But Daddy

五行缺爹 (wǔ xíng què diē): have everything but daddy
To slavishly follow a person or thing; to overcompensate for a person or thing lacking in one’s life. A play on the idiom...

Netizen Voices: The Real Source of Social Ills

People’s Tribune, a magazine published by the official People’s Daily, released a survey on social ills afflicting contemporary China. The Wall Street Journal summarizes...

China: Goldmine or Minefield for Foreign Tech Firms?...

Despite the Chinese state’s vigorous control of Internet use within its borders, its large Internet market has been highly attractive to foreign companies. San Francisco-based...

China’s Tough New Internet Rules Explained

In August, China’s State Internet Information Office passed a new set of Internet regulations on the use of instant messaging services, requiring users to authenticate...

More Children ‘Rescued’ From Xinjiang Religious Schools...

Amid China’s ongoing crackdown on terrorism, which has been focused largely on members of the predominately Muslim Uyghur minority in the Xinjiang region, dozens in...