Reality of Urbanization Catching up to the Dream

China’s ambitious urbanization plan is getting results: the country now has 102 cities housing more than one million people. The drive to move investment and infrastructure...

11-Country Letter Stirs Fears on U.S. Rights Stance...

The Globe and Mail’s Nathan VanderKlippe reported on Monday on a letter to Beijing from 11 countries—Australia, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, and seven E.U. member states—protesting...

Drawing the News: Xi’s 100 Kilos of Grain [Updated]...

Over the weekend, state broadcaster CCTV aired a segment titled “Beginner’s Mind: the Liangjiahe Chapters,” the latest installment in a spirited presidential...

Fate of Tibetan Self-Immolator Unknown

In the first self-immolation since December, a 24-year-old Tibetan man set himself on fire in Kardze (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan. Witnesses said that he may...

Xinjiang’s Rapidly Evolving Security State

Human Rights Watch has criticized China’s new counter-terrorism law for its potential to legitimize rights abuses, warning that vaguely outlined definitions and failure...

Person of the Week: Tang Yinghong

CDT is expanding its wiki beyond the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon to include short biographies of public intellectuals, cartoonists, human rights activists, and other...