Author: Meredith Godwin

Meredith Godwin is the CDT Program Administrator. She previously wrote for CDT as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley where she earned her bachelors in Asian Studies. She recently completed her masters in China Studies from the University of Washington and now resides in the Bay Area.
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This Week on CDT, September 5, 2014

Coverage of Beijing’s decision on election of the chief executive of the Hong Kong, S.A.R. was restricted. The directive to the media, however, did not stop netizens from creatively expressing their opinions. In this week’s Sensitive Words, each stanza of an anti-corruption poem is blocked on Weibo. Also blocked, search terms that reveal the public is keen to uncover party

September 5, 2014 7:52 PM

This Week on CDT, August 15, 2014

A government directive, leaked online, restricts reporting on the removal of crucifixes from churches in Hangzhou and Wenzhou. These Christian symbols were dismantled from government-sanctioned churches, precipitating followers into posting messages of outrage to social media. The word of the week, wall-rape, is yet another example of clever netizens using the Chinese language

August 15, 2014 5:16 PM

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