Minitrue: Do Not Report Hotelier’s Death by Torture...

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 to protect...

Lü Pin: “MeToo”: From Butterflies to Hurricanes

CDT is reposting this essay by feminist activist Lü Pin about the origins and significance of the #MeToo movement in China, with permission from the Chinese Feminist Collective,...

Minitrue: Control News on Hunan Car Attack

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 to protect...

U.S. Orders State Media to Register as Foreign Agents...

The Wall Street Journal reports that the United States Justice Department in recent weeks ordered two Chinese state-run media organizations to register as foreign agents under...

Word of the Week: Cut Chives

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of...

How Police Databases Sort China’s Citizens

Chinese authorities’ efforts to gather data about citizens have attracted growing attention, from DNA collection and AI-enhanced video and audio surveillance with face...