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...

Dalai Lama Hails Xi Jinping as “More Open-Minded”...

Last week, the aging 14th Dalai Lama said in an interview that he might be the last reincarnation of the high lama, de facto global ambassador of Buddhism, and spiritual leader...

Badiucao (巴丢草): Peace on Trial

As Ilham Tohti awaits a verdict following his trial for separatism this week, Badiucao offers a tribute to the jailed Uyghur scholar in his most recent cartoon contribution to CDT....

GlaxoSmithKline Fined $487 Million

Following an investigation for corruption, a court in China levied an unprecedented fine of $487 million on British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. Keith Bradsher and...

Envoy to Iceland Allegedly Arrested for Spying

China’s ambassador to Iceland Ma Jisheng has reportedly been arrested along with his wife on suspicion of leaking state secrets to Japan. Ma had twice previously served at...

China’s Fracking Boom and the Fate of the Planet...

Two in-depth reports in U.S. magazines this week look at the environmental consequences of China’s dependence on coal, and the various efforts underway to mitigate environmental...